Government Affairs: Loveland

May 9, 2019 Council Adopts Highway 34 Study After three years of work, CDOT and the coalition of cities along US 34 are in the process of adopting the US 34 PEL (Planning and Environmental Linkages) Study. Anyone who drives around Northern Colorado knows that traffic has been increasing dramatically on the 34 corridor. TheContinue reading “Government Affairs: Loveland”

Government Affairs: Loveland

April 10, 2019 City Receives Transportation Funding According to Public Works Director Mark Jackson, Loveland will receive an additional $1.34 million for the Highway 34 expansion project and $3 million for the Taft Avenue/US 34 (Eisenhower) intersection. The funding was approved by the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization, the regional entity which allocates transportationContinue reading “Government Affairs: Loveland”

Government Affairs: Loveland

      March 11, 2019 Your City, Your Future The City of Loveland is undertaking a public education campaign to gather input on a proposed half-cent sales and use tax to fund eight capital projects in the City known as Your City, Your Future. As proposed, the City would allocate $37.4 million in existingContinue reading “Government Affairs: Loveland”

Government Affairs Update: Loveland

      February 7, 2019 Council Approves Sales Tax Increase Outreach At its annual retreat, the Loveland City Council agreed the City should proceed with public engagement regarding a possible .5 percent sales tax increase for capital projects. The idea was suggested last year but was delayed to give the Thompson School District a betterContinue reading “Government Affairs Update: Loveland”

Government Affairs Update: Loveland

      January 25, 2019   Highway 34 Expansion On January 15, without discussion, the City Council appropriated funding to add a third lane in each direction to Eisenhower Avenue/U.S. 34 from Denver Avenue to Rocky Mountain Avenue. The project will be financed using both city and federal dollars. An additional westbound lane willContinue reading “Government Affairs Update: Loveland”

Government Affairs Update: Loveland

January 11, 2019 Local Sales Tax Measure In 2019 The Loveland City Council, city staff and a citizen task force have resumed conversations about putting a .5 percent city sales tax increase on the ballot in November. The City Council discussed the topic at work session on Tuesday and will devote part of its all-dayContinue reading “Government Affairs Update: Loveland”

Affordable Housing Project Proposed for Derby Hill

Grace Community Church, Loveland Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity will partner with Aspen Homes and Brinkman Partners to produce 206 for-sale and rental homes for primarily low to moderate income Loveland residents. Grace Gardens at Derby Hill will be the first to utilize both the new Unified Development Code and changes made to theContinue reading “Affordable Housing Project Proposed for Derby Hill”

Habitat Receives Affordable Housing Designation for Sierra Vista

The City Council approved a request by Habitat for Humanity for an Affordable Housing Designation in the Sierra Vista subdivision near the intersection of 14th Street SW and S Lincoln Avenue. Habitat owns 25 lots and plans to build 40 homes for residents living between 30 and 60 percent of the Area Median Income. TheContinue reading “Habitat Receives Affordable Housing Designation for Sierra Vista”

Loveland: Another DDA Vote This Fall

After the 2016 election and the failure of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) mill levy tax increase ballot question, the DDA Board and staff conducted a review and surveyed voters within the District. They concluded that one reason the ballot question failed to pass was because residential property owners within the DDA could see noContinue reading “Loveland: Another DDA Vote This Fall”

Loveland: Olson Wins Seat

Steve Olson easily garnered enough votes to win the vacant City Council seat representing Ward 3. He received over 65 percent of the votes, while challengers Howard Dotson and John Keil split the remaining votes. The election is good news for the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS® who endorsed Olson. The sad news is that onlyContinue reading “Loveland: Olson Wins Seat”