Loveland: REALTORS Strengthen Relationship with City Officials

Using local issues mobilization funds, the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS held a reception for the City Council and key staff on June 23. Chair Bob Skillman provided a brief report on the local real estate market. This led to a wide-ranging discussion of affordable housing policies, capital expansion fees and funding for I-25. LBAR wasContinue reading “Loveland: REALTORS Strengthen Relationship with City Officials”

Larimer: County, Cities Agree to Study TIF

Larimer County and its cities will share the cost of funding a study to establish a model for measuring the effects (both negative and positive) of Urban Renewal Authorities (URAs) and their use of tax increment financing (TIF). According to Loveland City Manager Bill Cahill, “With all of the controversy about URAs and TIF, both atContinue reading “Larimer: County, Cities Agree to Study TIF”

Larimer County Puts Two Measures on Ballot

On July 29th the County Commissioners unanimously voted to put two questions on the November 4th ballot. One resolution extended and amended the Help Preserve Open Spaces (HPOS) sales tax Initiative If approved by voters in November, the Help Preserve Open Spaces sales and use tax of quarter-cent will extend for 25 years beginning JanuaryContinue reading “Larimer County Puts Two Measures on Ballot”

Loveland Council, Commissioners Approve Tax Sharing Agreement

The Loveland City Council and Larimer County Commissioners approved an agreement to share revenue as part of a tax increment financing (TIF) package for the North Catalyst project in the amended Block 41-Finley’s Addition Urban Renewal Plan Area. North Catalyst includes a five-story, 72-unit mixed-use project called Gallery Lofts, which is being developed by BrinkmanContinue reading “Loveland Council, Commissioners Approve Tax Sharing Agreement”

City, REALTORS® Agree to Forge Solution to Unpermitted Building Problem

City Manager Bill Cahill and Chief Building Official Tom Hawkinson meet with LBAR’s Government Affairs Committee to discuss unpermitted residential building in Loveland. There was consensus that safety is not negotiable but that efforts to increase compliance should be considered. Tom Hawkinson will continue to meet with the Government Affairs Committee to sketch out twoContinue reading “City, REALTORS® Agree to Forge Solution to Unpermitted Building Problem”

Council Struggles with Capital Expansion Fees

During its most recent discussion, the City Council was not able to reach consensus regarding the 2013 Capital Expansion Fee (CEF) increases proposed by staff. In total, staff is recommending that the package of residential CEFs be raised from $12,531 to $12,959. It should be noted that CEFs are only part of the story whenContinue reading “Council Struggles with Capital Expansion Fees”