These quick issues & video briefs, as a part of FCBR’s Protect Our Housing Future efforts, will be updated as needed to include overviews of critical local issues impacting housing in Northern Colorado and FCBR’s efforts to address them. We hope that you will use these reports to keep yourself, REALTORS®, clients, & other interested parties up to speed on the latest issues.
You can learn more about these items and more by attending our Government Affairs Council meetings held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday from 12-1:30p at FCBR’s offices.
April 11, 2017–Transportation, Electricity, and Water Fees
City Council adopted new fees and voted to create a new citizens advisory group, which FCBR will be a part of at their June 6th meeting. The new fees will go into effect on October 1st of 2017.
Thanks in part to FCBR’s efforts the adopted fees will have less of an impact on relative housing affordability. In fact, according to our calculations the estimated difference in up front costs for a 200 unit multi-family development would be in the $660,000+ range.
The city is preparing for a major review and update to our city’s master plan known as “City Plan”. This update is likely to have a heavy focus on housing and related approaches.
FCBR will be heavily involved with this process and will be encouraging members to voice their thoughts in order to ensure that our city’s future of housing is a robust and dynamic one.
To learn more visit http://ourcity.fcgov.com/cityplan