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Government Affairs Update: Boulder

  February 19, 2019 Council Revises STR Regulations Boulder’s City Council approved changes to the City’s short-term rental (STR) ordinance. According to staff, there are currently an astounding 891 short-term rental licenses in Boulder with an additional 250 new applications submitted every year. Short-term rentals have been regulated in Boulder since 2015. The revisions will… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Boulder

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Government Affairs Update: Boulder

      January 25, 2019   Housing Affordability A Top Issue for Residents On January 22 the City Council discussed the results of the 2018 community survey. Not surprisingly, affordability was listed as one of the City’s top challenges. As the City’s consultants wrote, “One of the biggest challenges found in this survey was… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Boulder

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Government Affairs Update: Boulder

January 11, 2019 Grano Resigns from Council The Boulder Daily Camera reported that Jill Grano has resigned her Boulder City Council seat to run Representative Joe Neguse’s Boulder District Office. Neguse was elected to serve Congressional District 2, which includes Boulder and Larimer Counties (as well as areas west of the Front Range) in November. This is… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Boulder

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Boulder County Affordable Housing Plan Will Require $400 Million

It will take $400 million to fund Boulder County’s Regional Housing Partnership’s Regional (Affordable) Housing Strategy according to an article recently published in the Boulder Daily Camera. The money would fund the Regional Housing Partnership’s (RHP) goal of building 12,000 more homes by 2035. That is the number of additional homes needed to meet the… Continue reading Boulder County Affordable Housing Plan Will Require $400 Million

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City Council Supports Anti-Oil and Gas Measure

The Boulder City Council voted to adopt a resolution in support of “Colorado Rising” a ballot initiative also known as Initiative 97 that would require 2,500-foot setbacks from gas and oil wells and sensitive natural areas. The only Councilman to oppose the resolution was Bob Yates. Current setbacks in Colorado require a 500-foot buffer from… Continue reading City Council Supports Anti-Oil and Gas Measure

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Boulder: Regional Housing Partnership’s Strategies for Diverse Housing

Recently Betsey Martens (Boulder Housing Partners) and Leslie Durgen (Boulder Chamber of Commerce) provided an overview of the Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership’s latest draft of Priorities and Strategies for Ensuring a Diverse Housing Inventory (PASFEADI) for BARA and LAR members. The Partnership is comprised primarily of local government agencies and housing authorities. According to… Continue reading Boulder: Regional Housing Partnership’s Strategies for Diverse Housing

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Boulder: Council Pushing for Middle Income Affordable Housing

The Boulder City Council reviewed a variety of regulatory tools and incentives to create middle-income deed restricted affordable housing units. Although the plan is not fully developed, at a recent study session the Council agreed its major goal is to increase the City’s inclusionary zoning requirement from 20 to 25 percent for new housing developments.… Continue reading Boulder: Council Pushing for Middle Income Affordable Housing

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Boulder County: County Adopts Oil and Gas Regulations

On March 23, the Board of County Commissioners voted to adopt new regulations for oil and gas operations in the unincorporated areas of Boulder County. The new regulations are the most stringent in the State of Colorado. During their deliberations, the Commissioners expressed their continued regret and frustration that state law preempts local control in… Continue reading Boulder County: County Adopts Oil and Gas Regulations

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Boulder: Height Moratorium Extended

The Boulder City Council voted 8-1 with Bob Yates dissenting, to extend the existing building height moratorium until July 19, 2018. The moratorium was implemented in 2015 and prohibits buildings taller than 40 feet in most neighborhoods. The Council was swayed by the testimony of multiple citizens, who pleaded for the moratorium’s extension, saying tall… Continue reading Boulder: Height Moratorium Extended

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Boulder: City Planning Its Own Mixed-Use Project

Anyone who has lived in Boulder for very long remembers the old Boulder Community Hospital complex at Alpine and Balsam Streets. A year ago, the City bought the 8.8 acre parcel for $40 million. Now it is trying to figure out how to utilize and redevelop it. This is an interesting project because it’s unusual… Continue reading Boulder: City Planning Its Own Mixed-Use Project