Loveland City Council Race Low Key

Incumbent Mayor Cecil Gutierrez has yet to declare his intentions. Incumbent council members Joan Shaffer, Hugh McKean and Dave Clark will run for another term but only Shaffer and Clark have opponents (Carol Dowding and David Hallet). Troy Krenning is running unopposed for Daryle Klassen’s Ward 1 seat. However, as of this writing there areContinue reading “Loveland City Council Race Low Key”

Shaffer Announces Reelection Bid for Loveland City Council

Joan Shaffer says she wants to serve a second term on City Council. Shaffer is known as an advocate for campaign finance reform who convinced voters to institute campaign finance limits in 2007 that ended LBAR’s ability to give meaningful contributions to City Council candidates. She is also passionate about passenger rail and envisions aContinue reading “Shaffer Announces Reelection Bid for Loveland City Council”

Loveland City Council Approves Water Bond and Loan

After months of discussion, the City Council approved an ordinance to issue bonds to finance capital improvements to the City’s water system. At the same time a second ordinance passed to take money from the Power Enterprise and move it to the Water Enterprise in order to help defray the cost of the improvements. StaffContinue reading “Loveland City Council Approves Water Bond and Loan”

Loveland Council, Commissioners Approve Tax Sharing Agreement

The Loveland City Council and Larimer County Commissioners approved an agreement to share revenue as part of a tax increment financing (TIF) package for the North Catalyst project in the amended Block 41-Finley’s Addition Urban Renewal Plan Area. North Catalyst includes a five-story, 72-unit mixed-use project called Gallery Lofts, which is being developed by BrinkmanContinue reading “Loveland Council, Commissioners Approve Tax Sharing Agreement”

Loveland Council Adopts 2012 Building Code

The Loveland City Council adopted the 2012 International Building Code updates on first reading, May 21. Residential, commercial, electrical, plumbing and energy conservation codes are affected. Other jurisdictions have already adopted the 2012 updates and building officials say the most significant cost for residential construction are the increased insulation requirements. The codes were approved asContinue reading “Loveland Council Adopts 2012 Building Code”

Agreement with Johnstown Faces Obstacles

The City Council had a long discussion concerning a possible Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Johnstown on April 2. According to staff, Larimer County has made it clear than an agreement between the two municipalities must be intact before the County will consider extending Loveland’s GMA overlay zoning district to allow more commercial development at theContinue reading “Agreement with Johnstown Faces Obstacles”

Loveland Council Approves 2013 Priorities

The City Council participated in a retreat in late January to create its priority list of annual projects. On March 5th Council approved the report of that meeting, which makes the list of priorities official. Many of the items will be of interest to the real estate community. Business Accelerator Program. Develop the definition andContinue reading “Loveland Council Approves 2013 Priorities”

Water Discussion Illustrates Loveland Council Division

Another long and tense water debate ended with a 5-3 vote. After months of study sessions the Council had appeared to settle on a complicated funding plan that included long-term debt, internal borrowing and rate increases. However, the issue of whether or not to include $750,000 of general fund money each year for five yearsContinue reading “Water Discussion Illustrates Loveland Council Division”

Loveland City Council Likes Regional Transit Concept

Recently the Loveland City Council heard a presentation from the North Front Range Regional Transit Vision
 (NFRRTV) and gave its approval to pursue the feasibility of consolidating the existing transit service in the North Front Range currently served by City of Fort Collins Transit (Transfort), the City of Loveland Transit (COLT), and the Berthoud AreaContinue reading “Loveland City Council Likes Regional Transit Concept”

Loveland Urban Renewal Plan Expanded to Include 541 N. Lincoln

The City Council gave preliminary approval to the expansion of the Block 41-Finley’s Addition Urban Renewal Plan to facilitate the construction of a $9.3 million, 69-unit market rate housing development in downtown Loveland by Brinkman Partners of Fort Collins. The approval was based on the Council’s agreement that the area meets a variety of blightContinue reading “Loveland Urban Renewal Plan Expanded to Include 541 N. Lincoln”