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

Boulder: City Planning Amendments to Inclusionary Housing

Recently City of Boulder staff provided the City Council with an assessment of the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program, which has been in existence since 2000. At that time the share of permanently affordable (deed-restricted) housing was 3.1 percent (1,270 units). Now it is 7.3 percent (3,319 units). The City’s goal is to make 10 percent… Continue reading Boulder: City Planning Amendments to Inclusionary Housing

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

Boulder: Council Increases Housing Linkage Fee

Earlier this month the Boulder City Council voted to increase the affordable housing linkage fee for new developments. The linkage fee, which charges new commercial developments to offset their impact on the City’s housing market, was first implemented in 2011. The per square foot fee varies depending on the type of business. Staff and consultants… Continue reading Boulder: Council Increases Housing Linkage Fee

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

Loveland: City Aims for Streamlined, User-Friendly Development Code

The project to create a new Loveland Development Code is underway. The goals of the new code are to make the approval process as simple and efficient as possible, minimize the cost to prepare applications and provide effective citizen participation. For example, under the new process developers would submit sketches for plats and site development… Continue reading Loveland: City Aims for Streamlined, User-Friendly Development Code

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

Region: Denver Creates Affordable Housing Fund

The Denver City Council approved an ordinance creating a $150 million fund for affordable housing. The fund is intended to create or preserve 600 units each year for ten years. City property owners will be charged an additional half mill, equating $12 a year on a home worth $300,000, which will bring in about $6.5… Continue reading Region: Denver Creates Affordable Housing Fund

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

Loveland: Consultants Critique Development Code

To kick off the City’s Development Code Task Force, staff distributed a strategic assessment of the existing Development Code prepared by Fairfield and Woods, a law firm hired by the City to help rewrite the Code. The consultants offered a practical critique of the Code with recommendations to improve it. The Code should be simplified… Continue reading Loveland: Consultants Critique Development Code