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Posts Tagged ‘development’

The Atlantic Cities | The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

The Atlantic Cities | The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

"We built the wrong product in the wrong location, and nobody wants it any more.  That’s the reason for the housing crisis, and therefore the mortgage crisis, and therefore the Great Recession. Most people get that the housing collapse [...]

Height Limit Workaround – UPDATE

Height Limit Workaround – UPDATE

On May 17th, City Council held a public hearing on a site review application that would have allowed a three foot violation of the height limit for an accessory structure. After hearing presentations from city staff and the applicant, as well as [...]

City Council Height Hearing

City Council Height Hearing

What: City Council is reconsidering a Planning Board decision to allow an accessory structure to violate the 20-ft maximum height by 3 feet When: Tuesday, May 17, 6 pm (agenda posted online on Friday) Where:  City Council chambers Why: [...]

Housing Goes East

Housing Goes East

A handful of new housing projects in east Boulder, some just being completed and some only in the concept stage, promise to shift the city’s population center eastward and could significantly change the character of their surroundings. In [...]

Big Box Retail: Why Are They a Problem?

Big Box Retail: Why Are They a Problem?

From 2004 till 2007, while I was a senior planner for Gainesville FL, I was given the task of preparing regulations to better manage what is commonly called “big box retail.” I conducted several months of research. The following is a summary of [...]

Height Limit Workaround Is Working in Boulder

Height Limit Workaround Is Working in Boulder

A few months ago, a new Boulder resident submitted plans to the city for an accessory structure that exceeded the maximum height limit set by our building code.  Rather than have the architect design the structure to comply with existing code, the [...]

On the Drawing Board

On the Drawing Board

The pace of development of just about any kind of real estate slowed appreciably with the advent of the Great Recession, even in Boulder where economic conditions were not as badly affected. However, the reticence of lenders to put money back into [...]

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