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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: 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

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Boulder: Council Raises Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

The City Council voted to raise the affordable housing linkage fee last week. The per square foot rate will increase to $12 from $9.53. The fee revenue helps to create and preserve affordable housing in the City. Staff had proposed a $15 per square foot fee and some members of the City Council argued even… Continue reading Boulder: Council Raises Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

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Boulder County: Affordable Housing Advocates Publish Draft Plan

The Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership is recommending a regional goal of 15,000 to 22,000 diverse housing units affordable to low and middle-income households by 2035. This range represents 10 to 15 percent of the anticipated housing inventory at that time. Cities and towns have already secured nearly 6,000 units, so 9,000 to 16,000 homes… Continue reading Boulder County: Affordable Housing Advocates Publish Draft Plan

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Boulder County: The People of Colorado vs. Boulder County

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman followed through on Feb. 14 with her threat to sue Boulder County over its “moratorium” on accepting oil and gas permit applications. The complaint lists as defendants the county and the Boulder County Commissioners. Plaintiffs were the people of Colorado and the state, represented by Coffman. Coffman sent Boulder County a warning… Continue reading Boulder County: The People of Colorado vs. Boulder County

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Boulder: Fight Brewing with State

Boulder County received a letter from Colorado’s Attorney General Cynthia Coffman dated January 26 in which the County was asked to end its gas and oil ban by February 10 or risk legal action. The letter cited the history of Colorado Supreme Court decisions regarding gas and oil moratoria and noted the County’s policy of… Continue reading Boulder: Fight Brewing with State

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Boulder: Co-op Ordinance Passes

On January 3 The Boulder City Council passed the cooperative housing ordinance 7-2 on third reading after a long public hearing. A 4th hearing will be required to finalize details on January 17 but the key provisions have been finalized after a year of intense public debate. The ordinance regulates occupancy, square footage per resident,… Continue reading Boulder: Co-op Ordinance Passes

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Boulder: Property Owners Lose Appeal

In December the Colorado Supreme Court denied a request to review the Court of Appeals decision to uphold a district court’s ruling in the Wibby et al. v. Boulder County Board of County Commissioners. In 2014 Chuck Wibby and a group of property owners sued the County over the Commissioners’ decision to require property owners… Continue reading Boulder: Property Owners Lose Appeal