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
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
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.

 

 

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

By Amy Reinholds
This week the Board of Trustees (BOT) held a workshop about the building permit process with the Lyons Fire Protection District to discuss ways to better integrate the permitting process for Town of Lyons commercial and residential building permits, including ADUs.

 

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

By Amy Reinholds
At the start of the new year, the Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) has a packed agenda. In January, PCDC meetings will cover several issues that might affect affordable housing in Lyons, including the Lyons Primary Planning Area Master Plan for future annexation to Town of Lyons and a policy for short-term vacation rentals in town limits.

 

 

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

By Amy Reinholds


The Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) identified more issues and questions with a draft of the Lyons Primary Planning Area Master Plan at their Monday, January 8 meeting, with a goal to get a clean draft from consultants by the next workshop on Monday, January 23.

The master plan, which will guide current and future town leaders in making decisions when landowners petition to annex into town

 

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

By Amy Reinholds
No news on new affordable housing this past week; no meetings were held. However, a few thoughts about media and music are on my mind.

Ever since the flood, my senses are heightened about media coverage about our town; what accurately captured our varied experiences in town, and what misrepresented our experiences

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