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Posts Tagged ‘land use’

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 [...]

Colorado State Measures: Proposition 112 vs. Amendment 74

Colorado State Measures: Proposition 112 vs. Amendment 74

Note: This article is part of a series of 2018 ballot issue analyses written for the Blue Line by author Richard Valenty. You can find coverage of the other 2018 ballot issues here. Ed. Normally, statewide ballot issues are not of substantially [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

FOR the Measures 300 and 301

FOR the Measures 300 and 301

Photo courtesy Allyn Feinberg Dear Fellow Boulder citizens: Are you dismayed by the congestion and traffic you are encountering in Boulder? Are you shocked by the price of housing and rents that we are experiencing? Do you wonder what is [...]

AGAINST the Measures 300 and 301

AGAINST the Measures 300 and 301

Photo courtesy Will Toor This fall, voters will face two ballot issues that have been placed on the ballot by a group calling itself Livable Boulder. The proponents are good people, and I count some of them as personal friends. But I think they [...]

Fixing the Hill’s Alcohol Problem

Fixing the Hill’s Alcohol Problem

Proposed changes to the land use provisions of the Boulder municipal code are ultimately likely to accomplish two things: reduce alcohol consumption in the commercial area of University Hill and other parts of Boulder, and diversify the mixture of [...]

Lisa Morzel’s Excellent Adventure in France and Spain

Lisa Morzel’s Excellent Adventure in France and Spain

Rarely in the past have Boulder City Council members who represented the city on trips outside of the state reported to the public on what they learned. But Deputy Mayor Lisa Morzel broke that sad record of neglect at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Most and Least Affordable Housing in America

The Atlantic Cities | The Most and Least Affordable Housing in America

"The authors specifically call out new construction that is significantly controlled by comprehensive plans or through more restrictive land use regulations “referred to as ‘compact development,’ ‘urban consolidation,’ ‘growth [...]

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