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Posts Tagged ‘affordable housing’

PLAN-Boulder County Recommendations for the Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee

PLAN-Boulder County Recommendations for the Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee

The goal of the affordable housing commercial fee is to mitigate "the impact of the development of new workplace buildings (such as office, retail, hotel, industrial), and the employees that work in them, on the resulting demand for affordable [...]

Here’s Your Homework

Here’s Your Homework

At the Blue Line we're not inclined to tell you how to vote but instead help you access the information you need to make an informed decision. To that end, here are some resources: NEW: Musings on the election, by Richard Valenty NEW: A [...]

Council Candidates Fora Reveal Divisions over Familiar Issues

Council Candidates Fora Reveal Divisions over Familiar Issues

Although the typical Boulder electoral tendency to try to  blur policy differences in public with gauzy happy-talk was on full display at three recent PLAN-Boulder fora for Boulder City Council candidates, clear distinctions could nonetheless be [...]

Redeveloping the Boulder Community Hospital Site

Redeveloping the Boulder Community Hospital Site

The most important task of the urbanist is controlling size. —David Mohney As owners of the Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) site bounded by Broadway, Alpine, 9th Street, and Balsam, the City of Boulder has a golden opportunity to demonstrate [...]

Co-op Ordinance—Boon or Boondoggle?

Co-op Ordinance—Boon or Boondoggle?

For the past 8 months, City Council has been developing an ordinance to expand the permitting of co-operative houses into low density, single family neighborhoods. This has caused a lot of pushback from neighborhoods. City’s zoning map, [...]

The City’s Current—And Even Proposed—Development Fees Fall Far Short Of Paying for the Impacts of Growth

The City’s Current—And Even Proposed—Development Fees Fall Far Short Of Paying for the Impacts of Growth

Although the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan declares that new development should pay for its impacts on municipal facilities and services, including affordable housing, the City of Boulder currently assesses on new development only a small [...]

Boulder County Commissioner Candidates Clash on Issues

Boulder County Commissioner Candidates Clash on Issues

At a PLAN-Boulder County election forum for Boulder County Commissioner candidates on September 30, 2016, Republican challengers clashed with Democratic incumbents most starkly on the subjects of roads and buses, the Twin Lakes low-income housing [...]

More Market-Rate Housing Means More Market-Rate Housing, Not Cheaper Housing

More Market-Rate Housing Means More Market-Rate Housing, Not Cheaper Housing

By Timothy Vollmer from Ann Arbor, USA - noe valley looking to mission/bernal heights, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3334964 At PLAN-Boulder County’s annual dinner on September, 23, 2016, San Francisco community [...]

Planetizen | A Paradigm Shift for Affordable Housing: Preserve What’s Left

Planetizen | A Paradigm Shift for Affordable Housing: Preserve What’s Left

"Most operating housing stock is safe, decent, sanitary, and habitable—and a large portion of it is operated at below-market rates," he says. "Shouldn’t a significant portion of dedicated affordable housing funds be prioritized to ensure these [...]

Bigger and More Equal Cities – The New York Times

Bigger and More Equal Cities – The New York Times

Susan Osborne's letter to the editor, July 11, 2016: "To the Editor: "Re “When Cities Spurn Growth, Equality Suffers” (front page, July 4): "I strongly disagree with those who blame zoning and land use regulations (and, by implication, [...]

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