Longmont: LAR Supports Bond Measure

The Longmont Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors voted to support the St. Vrain Valley School District’s $260 million bond measure, also known as 3A. If approved, the revenues generated by the bond would pay for the construction of three new schools in the Erie/Carbon Valley area. The bulk of the funding would be allocatedContinue reading “Longmont: LAR Supports Bond Measure”

Loveland: Council Approves Mirasol Annexation

The City Council approved an annexation and zoning of 6.8 acres of land owned by the Housing Authority into the City of Loveland. The parcel will be part of the Mirasol Community senior development. The property is located at the southeast corner of 4Street SE and S. St. Louis Avenue, directly north of Mirasol. TheContinue reading “Loveland: Council Approves Mirasol Annexation”

Longmont: Residential Building Permits on the Rise

According to data presented by Longmont’s Community Development Department, new residential construction is increasing while commercial development has slightly decreased. A total of 2,464 residential permits have been issued through July 2016, compared with 2, 275 for the same time period in 2015. Those numbers include all types of new construction as well as remodelingContinue reading “Longmont: Residential Building Permits on the Rise”

Loveland: Council Uses Federal Grants for Boyd Lake/34 Intersection

The City Council approved the use of two federal grants ($1.4 million) to improve the intersection of US 34 and Boyd Lake Road. The City previously allocated $1.8 million for the intersection in 2015. According to CDOT, the intersection was ranked as having the highest safety improvement need in the North Front Range. The additionalContinue reading “Loveland: Council Uses Federal Grants for Boyd Lake/34 Intersection”

Loveland: Lind Announces Major Development

Martin Lind, who developed Water Valley in Windsor, has announced a new project in east Loveland. The Brands at the Ranch would include retail, a 12-screen movie theater, 825 apartments, two hotels, an Olympic pool, three ice rinks and two themed restaurant attractions just south of The Ranch. The construction could begin in early 2017.Continue reading “Loveland: Lind Announces Major Development”

Longmont: Construction Defect Ordinance Debate

The Longmont City Council had a “pre-session” meeting on Jan. 12 during which supporters and opponents of construction defects legislation debated the issue. There was little time for questions and no public comments were allowed. Cherie Talbot of the Denver Metro Homebuilders Association told the Council that liability insurance for condominiums costs developers three timesContinue reading “Longmont: Construction Defect Ordinance Debate”

Loveland: City to Increase Building Division Staff

The City Council approved an ordinance to add staff responsible for permitting and building inspections. Construction of new single-family homes is on the rise and has exceeded the City’s projections. Building activity currently exceeds the five year average, with more than twice the volume per month.

Loveland City Council Begins Review of Capital Expansion Fees

Like all jurisdictions, periodically the Loveland City Council is required to review and revise the impact fees charged for new development. The City Council took the first step in this process by comparing the fees charged in Loveland with other cities in the region. According to a staff report, the fee for a single-family residenceContinue reading “Loveland City Council Begins Review of Capital Expansion Fees”