BOULDER - In response to customer feedback, the city of Boulder's Planning and Development Services Center will be testing extended business hours and advance appointment scheduling this year.

The services center, which had been closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. daily, will be open during the lunch hour beginning Monday, Jan. 7. The services center will be continuously open and available to customers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Anyone who enters the services center before 4 p.m. will be served.

In addition to the new hours, customers who are working through land-use review and technical document processes will be able to schedule an appointment with a project specialist ahead of time by contacting Karlin Goggin at 303-441-4053 or goggink@bouldercolorado.gov.

Planning and Development Services coordinates all of the development-related functions across the city's Community Planning and Sustainability and Public Works departments. The customer services provided include building applications and permits, comprehensive planning, development review, GIS mapping services, historic preservation, inspections, licensing and zoning information.

Customers are encouraged to use www.boulderplandevelop.net before visiting the services center to take advantage of services that are available online.