Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

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 no… Continue reading Loveland: Another DDA Vote This Fall

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Longmont: Council to Consider Changes to ADU Regulations

The City Council directed staff to work on revisions to the Land Use Code related to accessory dwelling units (ADUs). ADUs, are allowed as an accessory use to an existing single family home if the owner can meet certain development standards.  One of the most difficult standards to meet relates to density. Often a proposed… Continue reading Longmont: Council to Consider Changes to ADU Regulations

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Longmont

Longmont: Boston-Sunset Annexation Request Approved

The City Council approved a request by Riverset, LLC annex approximately seven acres on the northeast corner of Boston Avenue and Sunset Street, west of the St. Vrain Creek Greenway. The property is currently in Boulder County jurisdiction and is zoned General Industrial (GI), though it is in the city’s municipal service area. The Envision… Continue reading Longmont: Boston-Sunset Annexation Request Approved

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: Council Approves Payment for North I-25

The Fort Collins City Council gave final approval to an ordinance remitting the first of five $445,0000 payments to Larimer County as part of an annual regional contribution of local matching funds for the North I-25 Phase 1 project. Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly proposed the local match project last year using funding from the County’s… Continue reading Fort Collins: Council Approves Payment for North I-25

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt - County Weld, Govt Longmont

Longmont: Sanctuary City Discussion Postpones Council Action

On April 25 the City Council had two items of interest to REALTORS®on the agenda – a text amendment to remove accessory dwelling unit density calculations and the Boston-Sunset annexation referral. Agendas are carefully created in advance by staff and approved by the mayor. Unfortunately, these two items were pushed to subsequent meetings because of… Continue reading Longmont: Sanctuary City Discussion Postpones Council Action

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Council Gets Update on Area Highway Studies

The City Council received an update on two PEL (planning and environmental linkage) transportation studies involving Greeley’s two main highways -- US 85 and US 34. The US 85 study has been underway for 4 years while the US 34 study started last year. Greeley is at the epicenter of growth in Northern Colorado and… Continue reading Greeley: Council Gets Update on Area Highway Studies

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Council Approves Land Use Amendments

On April 4, the City Council approved two sets of amendments related to subdivision and planning processes. The first set of proposed changes parallels existing policy and codes for water and sewer infrastructure built by development. The proposed amendment for streets acknowledges that, when a development is required to install and pay for road infrastructure… Continue reading Greeley: Council Approves Land Use Amendments

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

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 only… Continue reading Loveland: Olson Wins Seat

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt - County Weld, Govt Longmont

Longmont: Council Considers Affordable Dedication for Annexation

On April 11th, the City Council approved the annexation of the Nova property north of Nelson Road and West of Dry Creek Drive. The ordinance approves high density residential zoning for the 11-acre parcel west of Target, on which the developer intends to build apartments. According to an observer, Council member Jeff Moore suggested a… Continue reading Longmont: Council Considers Affordable Dedication for Annexation

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt - County Weld, Govt Longmont

Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails

At the beginning of the April 4th City Council meeting, Council member Polly Christensen made a motion to direct the City Manager to add a discussion of inclusionary zoning – requiring builders to deed restrict a portion of new development and dedicate it affordable housing -- to a future agenda. She claimed the Work Force… Continue reading Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails