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

 

 

By Amy Reinholds
Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen told the Lyons Board of Trustees on Monday night that Summit Housing Group has closed on the purchase of Tract A of Filing 8, and 11 single family home lots, in the Lyons Valley Park subdivision.

Summit Housing Group wants to build 12 buildings of duplexes and triplexes (a total of 29 residences) on Lyons Valley Park Tract A of Filing 8, and

 

 

By Amy Reinholds

The public learned at a community meeting on September 11 that Summit Housing Group wants to build 12 buildings of duplexes and triplexes (a total of 29 residences) on Lyons Valley Park Tract A of Filing 8, and 11 single family homes on 11 adjacent single family homes lots that are already platted. All these proposed homes would be rentals for people who earn about 40 to 60 percent of the area median income, Summit president Rusty Snow said.

 

By Amy Reinholds
At Monday’s five-year commemoration of the flood event with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, several speakers honored the people of the Lyons community for resilience and finding opportunity despite the tragedy we experienced.

Hailey Odell, read a poem, “What If” that she wrote when she was in elementary school trying to make sense of the flood in September 2013. Her poem was part of a book “Through Our Eyes: Lyons Elementary School Children Remember the September 2013 Flood.”

 

 

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

 

 

By Amy Reinholds
Almost five years have passed since the waters of the North and South St. Vrain Rivers revealed their immense and destructive powers in unexpected ways, changing the Town of Lyons forever.

Events next week remember where we’ve been and what we have come through. On Monday, September 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Governor John Hickenlooper and state

 

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

By Amy Reinholds
In the affordable housing discussions since the flood, I have been following the various words and actions about accessory dwelling units, also known as ADUs, mother-in-law apartments, or carriage houses, allowed on single family residential lots

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