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 - Nation

Nation: President Trump Releases Budget

On Thursday, March 16th, President Trump released the "America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The budget does not include many details, but is more an outline of President Trump’s spending proposals. House and Senate appropriations committees will review the budget proposals and will develop the final budget documents for the… Continue reading Nation: President Trump Releases Budget

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt - County Weld, Govt Johnstown

Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

Last week the Johnstown Town Council did not ratify the agreement to donate $6 million for the SH 402 interchange redesign as part of the I-25 Phase One project. At the last moment the town’s mayor, who had helped broker the deal, got cold feet. He argued Johnstown should not have to contribute $6 million to… Continue reading Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

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

Loveland: Council Postpones Adoption of New Impact Fees

The City Council has been discussing a new methodology for calculating capital expansion (or impact) fees for new development for five years. Last week staff presented Council with a resolution adopting the new plans based fees but after a long conversation, Council opted to postpone the decision until September. The CEFs under consideration included fire,… Continue reading Loveland: Council Postpones Adoption of New Impact Fees

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 Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: Impact Fees Likely to Increase

The City Council held a work session on impact fees charged for new development in Fort Collins. The methodology for calculating these fees is complicated because the State requires a “nexus” between the cause and effect of the fee. The discussion was made more complicated by the fact that the City has many different fees… Continue reading Fort Collins: Impact Fees Likely to Increase

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

Longmont: Development Activity Stable

Building permit activity in Longmont has been consistent over the past 2 years according to data provided to the City Council. 245 single-family permits were issued in 2016 compared to 200 in 2015. The number of condominium permits issued in 2016 was exactly the same as 2015 – zero. The City may consider a construction… Continue reading Longmont: Development Activity Stable

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

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

Loveland: Flexible Zoning Overlay Approved

The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance creating the flexible zoning overlay with no discussion. The overlay concept is intended to encourage the development or redevelopment of infill parcels that are blighted or difficult to develop under existing zoning standards. Properties on the west end of Eisenhower, are often cited as parcels that could be… Continue reading Loveland: Flexible Zoning Overlay Approved

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Oil and Gas Fight Generating Big Money

Groups opposing or supporting oil and gas development have put a lot of effort into several different ballot initiatives this year. While we won’t know until after August 8 which questions have gathered enough signatures to make it on the ballot, significant amounts of money have already been spent on both sides. August 1 was… Continue reading Colorado: Oil and Gas Fight Generating Big Money