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

By Amy Reinholds
At Monday’s Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) meeting, commissioners heard updates about future annexations and prepared for upcoming public hearings on annexations and accessory dwelling unit special use reviews. They also shaped a draft of possible code changes that could allow homeowners to rent out rooms as short-term vacation rentals.

Update on Lyons purchase of former Longmont water treatment plant
The Town of Lyons plans to close on purchasing the former water treatment plant from the City of Longmont on April 25. At the Monday, April 10, PCDC

 

 

COMMENTARY: What’s The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
After years of negotiations with state and federal officials about funding for a post-disaster buyout of a flood-destroyed mobile home park, the Town of Lyons signed pre-closing documents with the owner of the former Foothills Mobile Home Park on Monday.
Lyons Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen reported at the April 3 Board of Trustees meeting during a staff report that pre-closing

 

 

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 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

 

 

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
In early December 2016, the Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) approved changes to Town code to encourage accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also known as carriage houses or mother-in-law apartments.

Hoping to inspire homeowners in residential neighborhoods to build more smaller rental units at the lower end of the market, the Board approved ordinance changes that allow even separate buildings to share the utilities with the main house. (Read more at:

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