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

By Amy Reinholds
As the Colorado 2017 legislative session nears an end, more bills were introduced that aimed to encourage more affordable housing in our state. Only some survived the legislative session. What do you think? Do any of these bills sound like they could help encourage housing that working people in Lyons can afford to rent or buy?

One tenant rights bill survived
Because affordable rentals are challenging to find, let’s start by looking at bills dealing with rentals.

There is good news for Colorado Senate Bill 17-245, Tenancies One Month To One Year Notice, which was approved by the Senate and the House, and was

 

COMMENTARY: What's the future for affordable housing?

By Amy Reinholds
Three of the most-popularly discussed possible options for affordable housing in Lyons were all represented on the packed agenda for the March 1 meeting of the Lyons Board of Trustees.

The trustees approved the first and only application for detached accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in Lyons, under a policy

 

 

COMMENTARY: What's the future for affordable housing in Lyons?

By Amy Reinhold

Ever since the 2013 flood, and even earlier, Town of Lyons leaders, homeowners, and the Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) have been talking about accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as a possible solution to provide more options for affordable rentals in town. As of Monday night, the first homeowners to participate in the Town of Lyons ADU process got the first step of approval from the PCDC. Next it will go to the Board of Trustees (BOT) on May 1.

 

 

By Amy Reinhold

The Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) did not have a quorum at this Monday’s meeting, but two commissioners, with the Board of Trustees and town planning staff liaisons, discussed upcoming meetings.

 

 

COMMENTARY: What's the future for affordable housing in Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
At a Monday public hearing, the Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) voted 5-2 to adopt the Lyons Primary Planning Area Master Plan document as a component of the 2010 Town of Lyons Comprehensive Plan (the overall planning document for

 

 

Commentary: What's the Future for affordable housing in Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
At a Monday March 20 meeting, the Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) unanimously approved both purchasing the decommissioned Longmont water treatment plant land east of town, and ratifying the Lyons Primary Planning Area Master Plan, an amendment to the Lyons Comprehensive Plan to guide decisions about future annexation requests.

 

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

By Amy Reinholds
The Lyons Planning and Community Development (PCDC) heard input on Monday evening from Lyons area homeowners who rent out rooms or their homes as short-term vacation rentals, few of them following current

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