Loveland: Planning Commission Reviews New Development Code

On Jan. 23, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on proposed changes related to development procedures proposed for the new Unified Development code. Sarah Warnock, Chair-Elect of LBAR told the Commission LBAR strongly supports the new code both conceptually and specifically in terms of the proposed procedures. Ms. Warnock was the only member ofContinue reading “Loveland: Planning Commission Reviews New Development Code”

Loveland: City Aims for Streamlined, User-Friendly Development Code

The project to create a new Loveland Development Code is underway. The goals of the new code are to make the approval process as simple and efficient as possible, minimize the cost to prepare applications and provide effective citizen participation. For example, under the new process developers would submit sketches for plats and site developmentContinue reading “Loveland: City Aims for Streamlined, User-Friendly Development Code”

Weld County: Judge Challenges Commissioners

In August 2015 the Board of County Commissioners approved a special use permit allowing Martin Marietta to build an asphalt plant off of US 34 and Weld County Road 13. A nearby HOA and few other individuals and businesses (including a business called Motherlove Herbal Company) appealed the decision. On August 9 Weld District CourtContinue reading “Weld County: Judge Challenges Commissioners”

Loveland: Neighbors Protest Annexation

Tuesday night the City Council considered an annexation proposal for an 83-acre parcel west of Taft near the Lakeside Terrace subdivision. The owner wants to annex and zone the property, known as the Water’s Edge Addition, as low-density residential, which is compatible with the City’s current comprehensive plan and proposed Create Loveland master plan. However,Continue reading “Loveland: Neighbors Protest Annexation”

Boulder: Council Creates Middle Income Housing Task Force

City staff’s recommendation to create a new working group to make recommendations regarding a middle-income housing strategy was approved by the City Council this week. Boulder already has a Housing Boulder Process Committee tasked with reviewing affordable housing policies. However, staff suggested a new group comprised of several City Council members and a few representativesContinue reading “Boulder: Council Creates Middle Income 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”