By Amy Reinholds
Two bills in the Colorado state legislature this term aim to change some details of how landlords and tenants relate. Could it help renters have more stability in their living situations?
HB19-1118, sponsored by Representative Dominique Jackson (D-Aurora), Representative Rochelle Galindo (D-Greeley) and Senator Angela Williams (D-Denver), requires a landlord or property manager to provide a tenant 14-days notice (instead of the 3-day notice in current state law), to cure a violation for unpaid rent, or for the first violation of any other condition or covenant of a lease agreement, other than a substantial

 

 

 

By Amy Reinholds
The Lyons Planning & Community Development Commission (PCDC) is recommending allowing some use of short-term vacation rentals in commercial zones, a lighter use than a hotel or motel, and considering some changes for short-term vacation rentals in the Agricultural zones in the Town of Lyons. But according to a January 28 meeting, they are in favor of the current short-term vacation rental policy staying the same in other residential zones.

 

By Amy Reinholds
Taking time to listen to our neighbors talking about what has worked – and what hasn’t – is a path to better understanding possible solutions to our housing challenges in Lyons.

On September 27, the Lyons Regional Library hosted the “Rental Madness!” community discussion on renting in Lyons. Attendees included representatives from a property management company, a representative from Town of Lyons staff, and community members. Susan Spaulding, Community Relations Specialist for the

 

 

COMMENTARY: What's the Future for Affordable Housing in Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
At Monday’s Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) meeting, public hearings for conditional use reviews for detached accessory dwelling units (ADUs) at 408 Reese Street and 227 Park Street were postponed until Monday, August 27. The public hearing for review and approval of the Lyons Regional Library District development plan for a new library took

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