Public Affairs Update…………………………….………………………………April 17, 2019
- How Costly Is the American Dream of Homeownership?
- Planning for the Possible End of GSE Conservatorship
- Affordability Challenges and Optimism: The Housing Market’s Road Ahead
- SB19-225: Authorize Local Governments to Stabilize Rent
- Land Use Code Amendments: Questionnaires
- 30 Pearl: Call for Offers
- Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday May 1, 2019 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA
- In Case You Missed It
An analysis of the salary one earned to afford a home over the past 20 years found some stark differences between then and now. Click through to learn where it is still worth pursuing homeownership and where this dream is beyond the reach of the average household. » READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 04-09-2019]
In a recent interview, Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood discussed the memorandum signed by President Donald Trump calling for the end of conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. » READ MORE [Source: DSNEWS.com 04-04-2019]
Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner discusses affordability, student debt, and other factors impacting housing.. » READ MORE
Land Use Code Amendments: Questionnaires
In 2019, the City of Boulder is exploring potential changes to the city code (e.g., community benefit, large homes, use standards, etc.) that could create more affordable housing, ensure Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan policies are better implemented by the code and support energy conservation goals.
Please visit beheardboulder.org to take a questionnaire on all or any of the three projects to share your views. [Source: City of Boulder 04-02-2019]
30 Pearl: Call for Offers
On March 11, the City of Boulder issued a Call for Offers to purchase three developable sites at 2360 30th St., also known as the 30 Pearl project. One site is for sale now and the other two will be for sale at a later date. Once that date is determined, it will be posted on the city website. These properties, on half of the site, are intended for market-rate housing.
Boulder Housing Partners (BHP), the city housing authority, will complete the site level planning, utility and affordable housing entitlements of this project. The three sites for sale must be developed in coordination with BHP.
For more information and to access Call for Offer documents, visit: bouldercolorado.gov/housing/30pearl [Source: City of Boulder 04-02-2019]
SB19-225: Authorize Local Governments to Stabilize Rent
SB19-225, sponsored by Sen. Julie Gonzales (D-Denver), Sen. Robert Rodriguez (D-Denver), Rep. Susan Lontine (D-Denver) and Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez (D-Denver), repeals current Colorado statute prohibiting rent control on private residential real property or housing units.
Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday May 1, 2019 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA
Frances Draper, Associate Vice Chancellor Strategic Relations, University of Colorado Boulder
What She Will Present:
CU South Update
- When will flood mitigation for 3500 homes in SE Boulder be completed? Will CDOT cooperate with CU and the City to allow use of CDOT ROW?
- Status of annexation agreement negotiations with the City of Boulder.
- When can we expect development of the sports fields, administrative offices, faculty housing and more?
- Will neighbors have access to hiking trails on CU South? Walking dogs okay? Other uses by neighbors.
- What about traffic mitigation?
A not to miss candid presentation looking at CU South and how it will benefit the neighborhoods, the City and the University.
In Case You Missed It
- ‘Let’s get out’: Boulder city council second-guessing $40M hospital purchase in wake of ‘staggering’ costs
- Boulder looks to limit office space, single-family housing in first peek at changes to built environment
- Boulder ups affordable housing goal to 15%, but council split on how to get there
- City Calling for East Boulder Subcommunity Plan Working Group Applicants
- Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership won't seek countywide tax on 2019 ballot
- Denver Water sues Boulder County over review process for Gross Reservoir expansion
- Colorado lawmakers move to overhaul sales tax system for online retailers
- Frustrated Colorado renters seek more control from state, but would proposed regulations bring down housing prices?