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County of Douglas Single-Family Residential Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control Requirements
Date Added: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Erosion & Sedimentation Control    
Colorado
Municipal
This ordinance establishes minimum sediment and erosion control requirements in Douglas County to protect the “life, property and the environment.” It was awarded the International Erosion Control Association (IECA)'s Environmental Achievement Grand Award in 2004. It applies to all single-family and includes slope requirements for final pervious and non-pervious grades on the lot, and the installation of Best Management Practices before the Certificate of Occupancy can be issued... Read More
City of Boulder Green Building and Green Points Program
Date Added: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Green Buildings & Energy Efficiency    
Colorado
Municipal
The City of Boulder, Colorado, just 25 miles northwest of Denver, lies within Boulder Valley east of Rocky Mountain National Park. Boulder is known for its outdoor activities, including cycling and running, and has earned a reputation as “green” city due to the City’s walkability, transit oriented development, green building techniques, and overall aesthetically pleasing design. The Green Points Program (“Green Points”), created in 1996, was the first mandated municipal residential dwelling building code in the country. Boulder’s green building.. Read More
City of Aspen Real Estate Transfer Tax Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Real Estate Transaction Fee    
Colorado
Municipal
The city of Aspen imposed a real estate transfer tax and designated the funds to be used to purchase land and buildings to create affordable housing and preserve open space. The law also empowers the City Council to borrow money or issue bonds in order to do the same, provided that the funds from the real estate transfer tax are to be used to repay these debts... Read More
Town of Basalt Housing Mitigation Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Affordable Housing , Zoning    
Colorado
Municipal
The Zoning Code for Housing Mitigation requires twenty percent of all newly constructed dwelling units and fifteen percent of the bedrooms of all new residential developments comprised of five or more units be affordable housing. All commercial developers must pay a housing mitigation fee of fifty cents per square foot. The commercial developer must provide a percentage of affordable housing correlating to the number of employees expected to work in the structure after completion based on a formula provided in the statute. Furthermore, 100% o.. Read More
City of Manitou Springs Citizen Participation Plan & Report
Date Added: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Pre-Application & Consensus Building    
Colorado
Municipal
Applications as specified or required by Planning Staff shall include a Citizen Participation Plan and Report which must be implemented prior to the first public hearing... Read More
Town of Estes Park Attainable Housing Density Bonus Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning, Density    
Colorado
Municipal
The Attainable Housing Density Bonus Ordinance for the Town of Estes Park – Estes Valley states that for every one attainable housing unit provided, a developer may receive a bonus of one-half unit that may only be used for the development of additional affordable housing units. That statute also lists certain development requirements to satisfy the bonus provision including a twenty-year deed restriction to ensure the housing remains affordable... Read More
County of La Plata Development Standards Ordinance
Date Added: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Affordable Housing , Development Standards    
Colorado
Municipal
La Plata County divides development standards into two groups, required and encouraged. Standards are encouraged through a point system. A developer is awarded points for meeting various importance factors which are scored in relevance to its assigned importance level. Negative scores are assigned when a project causes some detriment to the community. A developer is then eligible for various incentives and waivers depending on the total points accrued. The provision of affordable housing for employees and residents is an encouraged standar.. Read More
City of Boulder Solar Access Regulations; Solar Zoning
Date Added: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Solar Energy, Zoning    
Colorado
Municipal
Boulder, Colorado has created an extensive “Solar Access” section to its Municipal Code. In it, Boulder has designated three different types of Solar Access Areas in order “to provide maximum solar access protection for each area of the City consistent with planned densities, topography and lot configurations and orientations.” Other Solar Access regulations include an extensive amendment review process, solar fences, height, and prohibitions on insubstantial breaches and existing structures. Boulder’s Solar Access section also goes on to descr.. Read More
City of Longmont Zoning Regulations; Solar Zoning
Date Added: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Solar Energy, Zoning    
Colorado
Municipal
In Longmont, Colorado, the City Code of Ordinance permits solar panels in all districts as an accessory use. However, the only regulation Longmont includes within its code for solar panels and/or energy systems is that “the height shall not exceed the maximum structure height for the zoning district in which they are located.” .. Read More
City of Fort Collins Solar Access, Orientation, Shading Regulations
Date Added: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Solar Energy, Zoning    
Colorado
Municipal
Fort Collins, Colorado, as a separate section on Solar Access, Orientation, and Shading within its Zoning Code, requires that “all development shall be designed throughout to accommodate active and/or passive solar installation to the extent reasonably feasible.” The City of Fort Collins aims to encourage the use of both active and passive solar energy systems, so long as the natural topography and soil support can support the systems. The City points out that while the use of solar energy systems is optional, “the right to solar access is pro.. Read More