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Longmont: Council to Consider Changes to ADU Regulations

The City Council directed staff to work on revisions to the Land Use Code related to accessory dwelling units (ADUs). ADUs, are allowed as an accessory use to an existing single family home if the owner can meet certain development standards.  One of the most difficult standards to meet relates to density. Often a proposed… Continue reading Longmont: Council to Consider Changes to ADU Regulations

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Longmont: A Host of Familiar Faces Running for Council

Former Longmont Mayor Roger Lange announced he will run again for mayor this fall. He served one term (2007-2009) before losing to Bryan Baum. Charlie Plagainos, an ethics consultant, filed candidacy paperwork for the mayor’s seat last month. Plagainos was the Republican candidate for the Colorado Legislature's Senate District 17 seat in 2012 and the… Continue reading Longmont: A Host of Familiar Faces Running for Council

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Longmont: Boston-Sunset Annexation Request Approved

The City Council approved a request by Riverset, LLC annex approximately seven acres on the northeast corner of Boston Avenue and Sunset Street, west of the St. Vrain Creek Greenway. The property is currently in Boulder County jurisdiction and is zoned General Industrial (GI), though it is in the city’s municipal service area. The Envision… Continue reading Longmont: Boston-Sunset Annexation Request Approved

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Longmont: Sanctuary City Discussion Postpones Council Action

On April 25 the City Council had two items of interest to REALTORS®on the agenda – a text amendment to remove accessory dwelling unit density calculations and the Boston-Sunset annexation referral. Agendas are carefully created in advance by staff and approved by the mayor. Unfortunately, these two items were pushed to subsequent meetings because of… Continue reading Longmont: Sanctuary City Discussion Postpones Council Action

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Longmont: Council Considers Affordable Dedication for Annexation

On April 11th, the City Council approved the annexation of the Nova property north of Nelson Road and West of Dry Creek Drive. The ordinance approves high density residential zoning for the 11-acre parcel west of Target, on which the developer intends to build apartments. According to an observer, Council member Jeff Moore suggested a… Continue reading Longmont: Council Considers Affordable Dedication for Annexation

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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

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Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails

At the beginning of the April 4th City Council meeting, Council member Polly Christensen made a motion to direct the City Manager to add a discussion of inclusionary zoning – requiring builders to deed restrict a portion of new development and dedicate it affordable housing -- to a future agenda. She claimed the Work Force… Continue reading Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails

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Longmont: Home Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Adopted

On March 21 the City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance related to “home grows,” that is cultivating, producing and/or processing of marijuana for medical or recreation uses not associated with a business. The ordinance allows cultivation, production, and processing at a person’s primary residence (or an accessory structure located on the property). Renters are… Continue reading Longmont: Home Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Adopted

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Longmont: Chamber Presents Construction Defects Resolution

Bruce Partain, CEO of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce made a brief presentation last night to Longmont City Council, delivering a resolution from the Board of Directors asking the City Council to pass a construction defects ordinance, just as Fort Collins and Loveland did last year. Partain urged the Council to support legislative reform of… Continue reading Longmont: Chamber Presents Construction Defects Resolution