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

Fort Collins: Council Poised to Increase Capital Expansion Fees

On May 16, the Fort Collins City Council voted 7-0 to pass an ordinance on first reading to increase capital expansion fees (CEFs), which are charged for new residential and commercial/industrial developments to “make growth pay its own way.” Fort Collins began charging a transportation CEF, previously known as the street oversizing fee, in 1979… Continue reading Fort Collins: Council Poised to Increase Capital Expansion Fees

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Fort Collins: Municipal Election Results

Wade Troxell was re-elected mayor, winning a decisive 57 percent of the vote, defeating opponents Edie Hudetz and Kwon Atlas.  In District 1, Bob Overbeck won a second term, beating Nate Budd by 15 percentage points. In the closest race, Ken Summers defected Gordon Coombes by a seven percent margin to take the District 3… Continue reading Fort Collins: Municipal Election Results

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Fort Collins: Homebuilders, REALTORS® Make Candidate Endorsements

The Northern Colorado Home Builders Association announced it is endorsing the following candidates in the Fort Collins City Council election - for mayor Wade Troxell, in District 1: Nate Budd
and in District 3 Ken Summers. 
The HBA made no endorsement in the District 5 race. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® announced its “Future of… Continue reading Fort Collins: Homebuilders, REALTORS® Make Candidate Endorsements

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Fort Collins: Short-Term Rentals Ordinance Passes First Reading

After months of outreach, the City of Fort Collins unanimously passed two short-term rental (STR) ordinances on first reading. One ordinance amends the Land Use Code and limits primary STRs (owner-occupied) units to 20 zones that allow small (six bedrooms or less) hotels or B&Bs. Non-primary (not owner occupied) STRs will be allowed 13 zones… Continue reading Fort Collins: Short-Term Rentals Ordinance Passes First Reading

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Fort Collins: City Will Regulate Short Term Rentals

The Fort Collins City Council discussed short-term rentals (STRs) again on January 10th and directed staff to prepare a draft ordinance for public review. The draft has been scheduled for discussion at a regular meeting on March 7. Staff estimates there are currently approximately 300 short-term rental units in the City, which means less than… Continue reading Fort Collins: City Will Regulate Short Term Rentals

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Fort Collins: Occupancy Ordinance Study Funding Postponed

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® (FCBR), Colorado State University and the Associated Students at Colorado State University (ASCSU) were no doubt disappointed with the City Council’s decision to narrow the scope of a study to investigate the impact of the U+2 ordinance and possible unintended consequences. FCBR asserts the ordinance impacts housing affordability. The… Continue reading Fort Collins: Occupancy Ordinance Study Funding Postponed

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer: Incumbent Commissioners Re-elected

Steve Johnson (district 2) and Tom Donnelly (district 3) easily defeated Democratic opponents to win another four-year term on the Board of County Commissioners. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® and the Loveland Berthoud Association of REALTORS® supported both candidates. Their re-election is good for highway transportation proponents because Donnelly in particular, proposed a innovative… Continue reading Larimer: Incumbent Commissioners Re-elected

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

Region: NoCo Housing Now Moves Forward

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS launched an initiative to find solutions to the region’s housing affordability in February 2016. Several stakeholder meetings have taken place and after some discussion the group agreed to focus on three key issues: lobbying for construction defects legislation with State representatives, creating a regional repository to share housing policies… Continue reading Region: NoCo Housing Now Moves Forward

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Fort Collins: Short-term Regulation on Horizon

The City is considering a plan to license short-term rentals. Airbnb estimates it has 200 active renters in the Fort Collins area. Staff estimates 4.4 percent of homes in the City are rented on a short-term basis. Currently, homeowners are supposed to obtain both a sales tax license and a lodging tax license, however, it… Continue reading Fort Collins: Short-term Regulation on Horizon

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Fort Collins: FCBR Supports Ballot Questions 1 & 2

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS supports Ballot Question 1, to extend the existing “Building on Basics” sales and use tax for another ten years. In addition, the REALTORS support Question 2, the extension of the quarter-cent sales and use tax to fund the City's Street Maintenance Program. More information about the April 7 election… Continue reading Fort Collins: FCBR Supports Ballot Questions 1 & 2