Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

NoCo Housing Now, the housing affordability advocacy group created by FCBR, held a forum on November 14 to discuss construction defects reform with members of the Colorado General Assembly. Although all legislators from Larimer and Weld Counties were invited, only three attended: Representatives Perry Buck (Windsor/Larimer County) and JoAnn Ginal (Fort Collins) and Senator JohnContinue reading “Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum”

Region: NoCo Housing Now Schedules Meeting with Legislators

Northern Colorado legislators have been invited to attend a meeting on November 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in Fort Collins. The purpose of the meeting is to convince our legislators to support construction defects reform legislation during the 2017 legislative session. During earlier discussions, NoCo Housing Now participants identified state level construction defects reformContinue reading “Region: NoCo Housing Now Schedules Meeting with Legislators”

Region: Denver Creates Affordable Housing Fund

The Denver City Council approved an ordinance creating a $150 million fund for affordable housing. The fund is intended to create or preserve 600 units each year for ten years. City property owners will be charged an additional half mill, equating $12 a year on a home worth $300,000, which will bring in about $6.5Continue reading “Region: Denver Creates Affordable Housing Fund”

Region: Chimney Hollow On Track for Completion in 2021

Engineering and consulting firm MWH Global Inc. in Broomfield, has received an $11.9 million contract to design the Chimney Hollow Reservoir dam. MWH will design a 360-foot-tall dam, spillway and outlet works for the 90,000-acre-foot reservoir near Loveland on the west side of Carter Lake. It will be the largest dam built in Colorado inContinue reading “Region: Chimney Hollow On Track for Completion in 2021”

Region: NoCo Housing Now Moves Forward

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS launched an initiative to find solutions to the region’s housing affordability in February 2016. Several stakeholder meetings have taken place and after some discussion the group agreed to focus on three key issues: lobbying for construction defects legislation with State representatives, creating a regional repository to share housing policiesContinue reading “Region: NoCo Housing Now Moves Forward”

Region: CDOT Receives Grant for North I-25

Last week CDOT learned its request for a TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant had been approved by the DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation). CDOT will use the grant to help fund its “Phase 1” program, which will add a third lane between SH 14 to about SH 402. According to DOT, “the highlyContinue reading “Region: CDOT Receives Grant for North I-25”

Region: Study Will Identify Solutions for US 34

CDOT is preparing to hire a consultant to manage a planning and environmental linkage study (PEL) for the corridor from Glade Road to Weld County Road 49 east of Greeley. The North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) approved funding for the study as requested by the US 34 Elected Officials Coalition: The highway hasContinue reading “Region: Study Will Identify Solutions for US 34”

Region: Update on I-25

CDOT representatives say the Berthoud Hill Climbing lane construction (southbound) was scheduled to begin on May 16. The work will happen at night and will involve the closing of one lane. The project will be significantly complete by December 2016.  CDOT also announced we should hear if I-25 will be the recipient of two federalContinue reading “Region: Update on I-25”

Region: NISP Revised to Placate Critics

The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District has revised the plan for the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP), in order to provide a larger flow of water in the Cache la Poudre River as it flows through Fort Collins. The project is waiting for approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The most controversial partContinue reading “Region: NISP Revised to Placate Critics”

Region: MPO Commits Money to Highway 34 Study

The North Front Range Metropolitan Organization committed $2.2 million in funding for a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) environmental study of the corridor. CDOT will also be approaching communities along the corridor to ask if there are other areas they want included in the study, and if so, how much they will contribute. Weld CountyContinue reading “Region: MPO Commits Money to Highway 34 Study”