BOULDER, CO – Food trucks might be getting more room to roam in Boulder.
The city of Boulder is considering a summer pilot program that would allow licensed food trucks not only to operate at some city parks but also to offer late-night business in downtown Boulder.
Under the Mobile Food Vehicle Pilot Program for Parks, food trucks would be allowed to operate periodically at six Boulder parks — Tom Watson Park, Foothills Community Park, North Boulder Park, Harlow Platts Community Park, East Boulder Community Park and the city’s downtown Municipal Campus — from June 2 through Aug. 25.
The permitted number of food trucks and times of operation vary by location.
Additionally, officials for Boulder’s Downtown & University Hill Management Division and Parking Services are hashing out a summertime pilot program for late-night service. Under the proposed program, a couple of mobile food vendors could operate at the Park Central parking lot, near Arapahoe Avenue and Broadway, and serve from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The city also is conducting an online survey to obtain feedback about the program, which would require a go-ahead from the Boulder City Council. The council is expected to consider the mobile vending pilot programs next month.
“We established some basic food truck policies a couple years ago,” said Suzanne Jones, a Boulder City Council member. “Now it’s time to take a look at those and tweak them, and also see if we can at least respond to additional desires on the part of the food truck community to see if we can’t expand upon what has worked well so far.”
If the pilot programs are approved, city officials will evaluate their effects.
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