Oh, boy! The YIMBYs are coming to tell us how to remake Boulder! Too bad the City Council didn’t know this before they flew to Oregon on the taxpayers’ tab to learn how to turn Boulder into Portland.
The proposed Co-op Housing Ordinance which is being rushed through Boulder’s legislative process right now has tremendous potential to disrupt neighborhoods throughout the city and to have many unforeseen consequences.
Why is the proposed Cooperative Housing Ordinance being fast-tracked? A draft ordinance to allow more co-operative housing units in the city is tentatively scheduled for a first reading at the May 17 City Council meeting.
The city is fast-tracking a one-sided co-op ordinance drafted by a coalition of Boulder Housing Partners Foundation and their supporters, which includes real estate developers and young people who are seeking subsidized housing (Group A).
The proposed Boulder co-op measure blithely ignores the care bestowed by current city regulations on auxiliary dwelling units concerned with effects upon the city.
Boulder City Council members are constantly bemoaning the lack of economic diversity in Boulder and proposing extreme measures to pack more and more people into a limited space.
Coming soon: 680,000 square feet worth of buildings called S*Park, short for Sutherland Park, on Valmont between 30th and Foothills.And you thought there was a new height limit ordinance? Guess again!
Twelve football fields fit into 680,000 square feet! It’s one-quarter the size of the huge IBM complex on the Longmont Diagonal. The plans for S*Park call for a mix of four- and five-story buildings in order to fit 680,000 square feet into the lots they have. S*Park will bring in another 2,000 workers!