Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

Last week the Johnstown Town Council did not ratify the agreement to donate $6 million for the SH 402 interchange redesign as part of the I-25 Phase One project. At the last moment the town’s mayor, who had helped broker the deal, got cold feet. He argued Johnstown should not have to contribute $6 million toContinue reading “Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure”

Larimer County: County Convenes Workforce Housing Task Force

On August 31 Larimer County held the first meeting of its workforce housing task force. The group included Congressman Jared Polis (briefly), State Senator John Kefalas, County Commissioners Tom Donnelly and Lew Gaiter, the mayor of Johnstown, Loveland City Council member Leah Johnson, a staff representative from Timnath, representatives from FCBR and LBAR, and anContinue reading “Larimer County: County Convenes Workforce Housing Task Force”

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 someContinue reading “Loveland: Comp Plan Moves Towards Adoption”

Loveland: Construction Defects Ordinance Passes

The Loveland City Council also approved a construction defects ordinance on March 15. Mayor Cecil Gutierrez was the sole vote against the ordinance. He repeated the same rationale he articulated during first reading of the ordinance, saying Loveland was opening itself to a lawsuit by infringing on the State’s authority. Mark Koentopp spoke on behalfContinue reading “Loveland: Construction Defects Ordinance Passes”

Region: Windy Gap Participants Approve Funds for 2016

The city councils of Loveland and Greeley approved resolutions to fund their portions of the Fifth Interim Agreement for costs associated with the Windy Gap Firming Project in 2016. Each participant’s share for 2016 is approximately $1.1 million. “The Fifth Phase of the Project consists of the continuation of work to obtain local, state andContinue reading “Region: Windy Gap Participants Approve Funds for 2016”

Loveland: Construction Defects Ordinance Will be Introduced in February

The Loveland City Council will consider a local construction defects ordinance sometime in February, according to Assistant City Manager Rod Wensing. He said the City understands that in many ways, the adoption of a local ordinance is a political and symbolic move intended to put more pressure on the General Assembly to pass statewide legislation.Continue reading “Loveland: Construction Defects Ordinance Will be Introduced in February”

Loveland: Council Approves Funding for Fix North I-25 Coalition

The Loveland City Council approves a funding request from the Fix North I-25 Coalition in the amount of $20,000. So far, the Coalition (led by David May, CEO of the Fort Collins Chamber and me) has been very successful in increasing awareness and support for the expansion of North I-25 (Highway 14 to Colorado 66),Continue reading “Loveland: Council Approves Funding for Fix North I-25 Coalition”

Loveland: REALTOR Appointed to DDA Board

Sharon Cook, a REALTOR with C3 Real Estate Solutions on E. 4th Street, was appointed by the Loveland City Council as a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board member. The DDA was approved by voters in a special election earlier this year. It is a public-private partnership  intended to encourage development and redevelopment in the downtownContinue reading “Loveland: REALTOR Appointed to DDA Board”

Loveland: Comp Plan Taking Shape

Recently staff provided an update for the City Council on the revisions to the comprehensive plan known as Create Loveland. The plan focuses on nine key elements, including a downtown renaissance, revitalizing older neighborhoods, existing urban centers, corridors and gateways, and transit and transportation. Each element has an array of “supporting strategies” to implement eachContinue reading “Loveland: Comp Plan Taking Shape”

Loveland: Meyers to Challenge Thompson for Ward II

Planning Commissioner Buddy Meyers will challenge Leah Thompson for the Ward II City Council seat. Thompson announced her decision to run last month with the support of incumbent Phil Farley. Now Meyers has followed suit. He is the owner of Tall Guns LLC. Meyers said his priorities are the west side of town, the downtownContinue reading “Loveland: Meyers to Challenge Thompson for Ward II”