Fort Collins: REALTORS Announce Endorsements

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS announced its endorsements for the April election. FCBR supports Wade Troxell for mayor, Ray Martinez (District 2) REALTOR Eric Kronwall (District 4) and Gerry Horak (District 6). These candidates support the real estate industry and property rights. The Fort Collins Chamber has also endorsed this slate of candidates.

Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Approved

The City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting the 2015 Climate Action Plan (CAP), which will increase the City’s goals for reducing greenhouse emissions in the coming years with the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. The framework for the CAP calls for reducing carbon dioxide emissions communitywide by 20 percent compared to 2005Continue reading “Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Approved”

Larimer County: Gaiter Elected to Serve 2nd Term

Lew Gaiter easily defeated challenger Kathy Gilliland in the Larimer County Commissioner race for District 1. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS and the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS endorsed Gaiter. Hopefully Gilliland will continue to serve as the Transportation Commissioner for District 5. She has consistently championed the expansion of I-25 in this role andContinue reading “Larimer County: Gaiter Elected to Serve 2nd Term”

Larimer County: REALTORS Endorse Gaiter

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS and the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS are supporting Lew Gaiter for Larimer County Commissioner, District 1. A committee comprised of members from both associations interviewed the three candidates and recommended Gaiter to the boards of both associations. Although the committee felt CDOT Commissioner and former Loveland Mayor Kathy GillilandContinue reading “Larimer County: REALTORS Endorse Gaiter”

Fort Collins: REALTORS Concerned About Parking Standards in TOD

For the past year the City of Fort Collins has been reviewing parking standards for the Transit Oriented Development overlay district. The overlay is designed to encourage higher levels of density and design that supports transit style developments primarily along the Mason Corridor, but does extend around CSU’s Campus. While offering support for most ofContinue reading “Fort Collins: REALTORS Concerned About Parking Standards in TOD”

City of Fort Collins Considers Oil and Gas Notification for New Homes

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS scored a victory by helping convince the City not to adopt a disclosure for properties in proximity to an oil or gas operation. Ironically, the only oil and gas produced within City limits is located in a small sector in northeast Fort Collins. This field has been in productionContinue reading “City of Fort Collins Considers Oil and Gas Notification for New Homes”

Fort Collins REALTORS® Announce City Council Candidate Endorsements

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® interviewed candidates for City Council and is endorsing the following candidates in the April 2 municipal election. These candidates have all demonstrated their support for REALTOR® issues such as economic development and private property rights. Mayor: Small business owner Karen Weitkunat is just completing her first term as mayor.Continue reading “Fort Collins REALTORS® Announce City Council Candidate Endorsements”

Fort Collins REALTORS® Oppose Floor Area Restrictions

On February 19th the City Council will consider a variety of options intended to protect neighborhood character in the Eastside and Westside areas adjacent to Old Town Fort Collins. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® supports some of the proposed strategies such as design assistance, voluntary design guidelines and the expansion of notifications for variancesContinue reading “Fort Collins REALTORS® Oppose Floor Area Restrictions”

Donnelly Retains Seat

In one of the most unexpected outcomes in this election, incumbent Tom Donnelly appears to have narrowly defeated challenger Karen Stockley and will serve a second term as the County Commissioner from District 2, which includes Loveland and the southern portion of Larimer County. The last unofficial results were posted late Tuesday night and showedContinue reading “Donnelly Retains Seat”

Planned Development Overlay District Stalls

Although staff has been working on the planned development overlay district concept (PDOD) for nearly a year, it doesn’t have the City Council support to move forward. PDOD was designed as an optional process for infill development within the City of Fort Collins to provide more flexibility than the current process with incentives to createContinue reading “Planned Development Overlay District Stalls”