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
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
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
A couple of bills in the Colorado state legislature this year aim to encourage more affordable housing in the state. One bill to make it easier for private developers who aren't housing authorities or government entities to build, own, and rent out permanently affordable rentals died in the

 

 

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:

 

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

By Amy Reinholds
Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley, which owns land at Park Street and Second Avenue in Lyons and will be building six permanently affordable homes, is also reaching out to the Lyons community to build a partnership of community organizations, officials, churches, and volunteers who want to bring affordable housing to Lyons.

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