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Posts Tagged ‘commercial development’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Does Boulder Have Too Many Jobs?

Does Boulder Have Too Many Jobs?

Does Boulder have too many jobs? If you are out of work, then Boulder needs at least one more job. If you are a commercial developer then Boulder needs as many jobs as you can convince the planning department to let you squeeze onto your particular [...]

Other People’s Money

Other People’s Money

Screen clip from a City of Boulder online zoning map Macon Cowles and Steve Pomerance (Boulder Daily Camera, January 5) both address the same issue: what Cowles calls using Other People's Money and what economists frame as externalizing costs. [...]