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Posts Tagged ‘housing’

Large Homes and Lots Project—Impacts from Proposed City Code Changes

Large Homes and Lots Project—Impacts from Proposed City Code Changes

The City has been involved in two projects for several months that will affect multiple zoning districts citywide (See Appendix for background). There will be substantial changes to some neighborhoods as a result. The “Use Standards and [...]

Use Standards and Table Project—Impacts from Proposed City Code Changes

Use Standards and Table Project—Impacts from Proposed City Code Changes

The City has been involved in two projects for several months that will affect multiple zoning districts citywide (See Appendix for background). There will be substantial changes to some neighborhoods as a result. The “Use Standards and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Paradise Lost: Big Changes Are Proposed for CU’s South Campus

Paradise Lost: Big Changes Are Proposed for CU’s South Campus

Two related occurrences—a proposal to build a massive berm to control flood waters and reconsideration of land use designations as part of the current Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan update process likely leading to an annexation [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

NYTimes.com | In San Francisco and Rooting for a Tech Comeuppance

NYTimes.com | In San Francisco and Rooting for a Tech Comeuppance

"For every person who moves to San Francisco, another two start commuting to work here. Traffic is down to a crawl: The average afternoon speed on the roads feeding into the highways has dropped 20 percent in the last two years. And the BART trains [...]

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