Boulder: Building Height Discussion New Version of Growth Debate

Boulder’s latest controversy is related to the proposal to remove developers’ ability to request height variances for a two year period. Observers call this one of the nastiest political fights in years. The reason this discussion has become so heated is because it is the latest variant in the growth/no growth debate. Boulder is aContinue reading “Boulder: Building Height Discussion New Version of Growth Debate”

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 Considers Hill Residential Restrictions

University Hill, a neighborhood that’s been popular with college students for decades, may face additional development restrictions if the City of Boulder has its way. At a recent study session, the Boulder City Council had its first opportunity to provide feedback on a proposal to make residential a conditional use in the commercial district andContinue reading “Boulder: Council Considers Hill Residential Restrictions”