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

Loveland: Another DDA Vote This Fall

After the 2016 election and the failure of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) mill levy tax increase ballot question, the DDA Board and staff conducted a review and surveyed voters within the District. They concluded that one reason the ballot question failed to pass was because residential property owners within the DDA could see no… Continue reading Loveland: Another DDA Vote This Fall

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 Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: Council Approves Payment for North I-25

The Fort Collins City Council gave final approval to an ordinance remitting the first of five $445,0000 payments to Larimer County as part of an annual regional contribution of local matching funds for the North I-25 Phase 1 project. Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly proposed the local match project last year using funding from the County’s… Continue reading Fort Collins: Council Approves Payment for North I-25

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

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

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

Fort Collins: Capital Expansion Fee Discussion Delayed

The City Council was scheduled to consider an ordinance increasing the City’s capital expansion fees on March 21, however that discussion was postponed until May. This delay could be helpful because it gives groups like the Chamber of Commerce, which opposes the increases, more time to lobby the Council and identify allies.

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

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

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

Boulder: Council Pushing for Middle Income Affordable Housing

The Boulder City Council reviewed a variety of regulatory tools and incentives to create middle-income deed restricted affordable housing units. Although the plan is not fully developed, at a recent study session the Council agreed its major goal is to increase the City’s inclusionary zoning requirement from 20 to 25 percent for new housing developments.… Continue reading Boulder: Council Pushing for Middle Income Affordable Housing

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

Fort Collins: Short-Term Rentals Ordinance Passes First Reading

After months of outreach, the City of Fort Collins unanimously passed two short-term rental (STR) ordinances on first reading. One ordinance amends the Land Use Code and limits primary STRs (owner-occupied) units to 20 zones that allow small (six bedrooms or less) hotels or B&Bs. Non-primary (not owner occupied) STRs will be allowed 13 zones… Continue reading Fort Collins: Short-Term Rentals Ordinance Passes First Reading

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

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

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

Boulder: Council Raises Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

The City Council voted to raise the affordable housing linkage fee last week. The per square foot rate will increase to $12 from $9.53. The fee revenue helps to create and preserve affordable housing in the City. Staff had proposed a $15 per square foot fee and some members of the City Council argued even… Continue reading Boulder: Council Raises Affordable Housing Linkage Fee