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

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

Longmont: LAR Shares Housing Study

Amy Aschenbrenner, CEO of the Longmont Association of REALTORS® and Kyle Snyder of Land Title Guarantee Company, were invited to make a short presentation on the 2016 Longmont Housing Affordability Study on April 4. The report demonstrates that reasonably priced homes (both attached and detached) will soon be obsolete in some Boulder County communities. Of… Continue reading Longmont: LAR Shares Housing Study

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

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

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

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 - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

NoCo Housing Now, the housing affordability advocacy group created by FCBR, held a forum on November 14 to discuss construction defects reform with members of the Colorado General Assembly. Although all legislators from Larimer and Weld Counties were invited, only three attended: Representatives Perry Buck (Windsor/Larimer County) and JoAnn Ginal (Fort Collins) and Senator John… Continue reading Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

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

Region: NoCo Housing Now Schedules Meeting with Legislators

Northern Colorado legislators have been invited to attend a meeting on November 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in Fort Collins. The purpose of the meeting is to convince our legislators to support construction defects reform legislation during the 2017 legislative session. During earlier discussions, NoCo Housing Now participants identified state level construction defects reform… Continue reading Region: NoCo Housing Now Schedules Meeting with Legislators

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

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

Loveland: Comp Plan Moves Towards Adoption

Create Loveland, the City’s latest comprehensive plan, is about a year behind schedule. However, the Planning Commission unanimously approved a draft in February and soon the final version will be considered for adoption by the City Council. At the Council’s latest study session, the conversation around Create Loveland focused on the cost of implementing some… Continue reading Loveland: Comp Plan Moves Towards Adoption

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

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 relatively… Continue reading Fort Collins: Consultants Offer Affordable Housing Recommendations

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

Index Offers New Way to Assess Affordability

The Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Housing and Transportation Affordability Index http://www.htaindex.org/map/ provides a more comprehensive way of thinking about the cost of housing and true affordability. Its creators say the Index is the only tool of its kind that examines transportation costs at a neighborhood level. It allows users to view housing and transportation data… Continue reading Index Offers New Way to Assess Affordability