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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 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 Boulder, Govt Boulder

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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld

Weld County: Council to Weigh In on BOCC Fight

For years Weld County has bragged about itself as a model government because it has no sales tax and no debt. One reason the Board of Commissioners could work effectively was due to a strong agreement regarding both a governance philosophy and how to solve local issues. However, recently it’s been the focus of a… Continue reading Weld County: Council to Weigh In on BOCC Fight

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

Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Interchange Improvements

Recently CDOT officials discussed opportunities to improve the I-25/34 and I-25/402 interchanges as part of the Phase One expansion of North I-25. It is less expensive for Loveland to coordinate the improvements while CDOT is working on the highway. CDOT doesn’t have the funding to pay for the interchanges but if local governments can help,… Continue reading Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Interchange Improvements

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

Loveland: Pending Resignation Will Trigger Special Election

Hugh McKean will be sworn in as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives on January 11. Recently McKean indicated he intends to continue to represent Ward III until January 10. By law, the Council cannot set a special election until a member resigns. Once a letter of resignation is tendered the Council must… Continue reading Loveland: Pending Resignation Will Trigger Special Election

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

Loveland: Capital Expansion Fee Conversation Drags On

Since 2012 the Council has discussed changes to Capital Expansion Fees (CEFs) for new development. Council member Dave Clark noted that CEFs for a single-family home have increased 800 percent since 1984 when they were introduced. Clark said his home has only appreciated 300 percent since then. He continues to champion reducing fees for residential… Continue reading Loveland: Capital Expansion Fee Conversation Drags On

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

Longmont: City Studies Impact Fees

Longmont has hired national consultants TischlerBise to review the City’s impact fees, which are designed to ensure that “development pays its own way.” In particular, the staff wants to ensure that the transportation and public buildings impact fees comply with current State statute. The Council had an overview of the issue on Jan. 5 intended… Continue reading Longmont: City Studies Impact Fees