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Posts Tagged ‘zoning’

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, [...]

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 [...]

SCOTUS, the Fair Housing Act, and Boulder

SCOTUS, the Fair Housing Act, and Boulder

The Supreme Court issued momentous decisions this session on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage. In the shadow of those headline-makers, a decision strengthening the interpretation of the Fair Housing Act went less noticed. But the FHA [...]

The Atlantic | The Supreme Court Barely Saves the Fair Housing Act

The Atlantic | The Supreme Court Barely Saves the Fair Housing Act

"From a distance, the result in Inclusive Communities looks like a win. Writing for himself and the four moderate-liberals, Justice Kennedy explained that the disparate-impact interpretation had a lot going for it: it tracks two other Court [...]

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 [...]

Greater Greater Washington | Rewritten DC zoning code corrects past mistakes

Greater Greater Washington | Rewritten DC zoning code corrects past mistakes

"Few zoning rules have done more to harm urban neighborhoods than parking requirements. The view in the 1950s was that since everyone would drive everywhere all the time in The Future, all buildings need to have lots of space for cars.It turned out, [...]

Why Does My Neighborhood Look the Way It Looks Today?

Why Does My Neighborhood Look the Way It Looks Today?

Have you ever wondered why the Whittier neighborhood has more mixed housing types than the Mapleton neighborhood north of Mapleton (along Maxwell, Concord and Dewey)?  Both areas were originally built with mostly smaller houses that served shop [...]

Why Bother with the Comp Plan?

Why Bother with the Comp Plan?

As Boulder prepares to go through another five year update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, maybe it’s time to ask, “Why bother?” Other than requiring agreement between the City and County for certain annexations, it appears that the [...]