Fort Collins: Candidate Slate for Municipal Election

CSU Professor Wade Troxell who has served as the Council representative for District 4 for eight years, will face off against outdoors advocate Ward Luthi in the mayoral race. Businessman and former mayor Ray Martinez is running against retired teacher and school board member Nancy Tellez for the District 2 seat.Continue reading “Fort Collins: Candidate Slate for Municipal Election”

Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Could Affect Real Estate

Members of FCBR’s Government Affairs Committee were surprised by some of the possible strategies that could be included in the 2014 policy update to the Climate Action Plan. The plan was first adopted in 1999. Its goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. According to analysis nearlyContinue reading “Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Could Affect Real Estate”

Larimer: County, Cities Agree to Study TIF

Larimer County and its cities will share the cost of funding a study to establish a model for measuring the effects (both negative and positive) of Urban Renewal Authorities (URAs) and their use of tax increment financing (TIF). According to Loveland City Manager Bill Cahill, “With all of the controversy about URAs and TIF, both atContinue reading “Larimer: County, Cities Agree to Study TIF”

Fort Collins: Consultants Offer Affordable Housing Recommendations

Economic & Planning Systems (EPS) has released a housing affordability policy study for the City of Fort Collins Social Sustainability Department.  EPS says that the problems facing the City are “modest” at this point, noting that households with an income under $25,000 are struggling to find affordable housing. Ideas suggested by EPS are also relativelyContinue reading “Fort Collins: Consultants Offer Affordable Housing Recommendations”

Fort Collins: City to Appeal Fracking Ruling

The Fort Collins City Council voted 6-1 to appeal the ruling by a district judge overturning the five year fracking moratorium in the City. Following Longmont’s lead, the resolution passed by the Council directs staff to request a stay on the court’s decision pending the outcome of the appeal, which would delay the judge’s ruling fromContinue reading “Fort Collins: City to Appeal Fracking Ruling”

Bike and Walking Trails on Google Maps

Many buyers want to live near one of the many beautiful trails in the Northern Colorado area.  We are known nationwide for our lovely, well kept, and easily accessed hiking and biking trails. How can you tell if a property is a near a trail on IRESis? Or better yet, how can your clients seeContinue reading “Bike and Walking Trails on Google Maps”

NEW! Bike Score in Fort Collins and Boulder

Walk Score® has a new feature called “Bike Score” and two northern Colorado cities have been ranked!  Boulder has received a Bike Score of 86 and Fort Collins a score of 78. Congratulations to both cities for receiving such high rankings!  Read the whole post. To see the Bike Score of a listing in oneContinue reading “NEW! Bike Score in Fort Collins and Boulder”

A Tale of Two Malls – Longmont’s Twin Peaks, Fort Collins’ Foothills and Eminent Domain

Mall revitalization is a common priority for cities in our region. Longmont and Fort Collins are both in the process of updating aging malls generating declining sales tax revenues. Both malls are part of urban renewal districts, making them eligible for tax increment financing (TIF) a tool that helps developers pay for public improvements associatedContinue reading “A Tale of Two Malls – Longmont’s Twin Peaks, Fort Collins’ Foothills and Eminent Domain”