Boulder: Council Begins Process to Control Hill Development

The Boulder City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance that will restrict residential development on the Hill by making housing a conditional use in the commercial district. If the ordinance passes second reading, which it undoubtedly will, then residential development will only be allowed if it is deed-restricted affordable housing for people who workContinue reading “Boulder: Council Begins Process to Control Hill Development”

Boulder: Council Approves Building Permit Moratorium for the Hill

The City Council held an emergency meeting to adopt a moratorium on new development on University Hill. The moratorium is in effect through 8 a.m. Aug. 20. The City Council plans to discuss a longer moratorium at its Aug. 19 meeting. The moratorium applies in the commercial district that runs roughly from University Avenue toContinue reading “Boulder: Council Approves Building Permit Moratorium for the Hill”

Fort Collins Council Opts not to Pursue Moratorium on Student Housing – For Now

In a classic example of the “squeaky wheel getting the grease,” a small group of homeowners in a neighborhood adjacent to CSU were able to drive a City Council policy discussion. A group called the Coalition of Neighbors asked the City to implement a moratorium on the approval of new multi-family/student housing. The request promptedContinue reading “Fort Collins Council Opts not to Pursue Moratorium on Student Housing – For Now”