Fast-growing Castle Rock starts with a turf ban, while Arvada doubles connection fees. Water prices are now part of the affordable housing equation.
The Aspen City Council this week approved strict regulations limiting short-term rentals and easing the process for developing affordable housing, concluding seven months of work to rein in a real estate market frenzy that has homes selling for as much as $6,000 a square foot. “Are we a community or a commodity?” Aspen councilor Rachel […]
With housing demand pushing lumber prices to more than double what 2x4s cost a year ago, workers at the Allweather Wood manufacturing plant in Loveland are treating lumber as fast as possible. But they’ve run into issues aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic. Not all employees returned to work after a brief closure last year. Staffing […]
While touring a temporary neighborhood of student-designed solar houses in Denver a few years ago, college sophomores Gabi Abello and Hannah Blake wondered out loud: “This is so cool. We have to do this. Why doesn’t CU have a team?” The two University of Colorado Boulder engineering students became the leaders of that team, which […]
My first home, a historic Cap Hill condo, made for great memories, but was also a ton of work. In 2015, when I purchased my current townhome by Sloan’s Lake, I opted for new construction and was looking forward to reduced maintenance headaches, plus it would have a dishwasher! A few years after purchase, in […]
A few months ago, Boulder resident David Resnick had an epiphany. Actually, his real estate broker, Thorne Davis, barraged him with emails, research and news stories about clean energy construction. Then the report arrived. The Rocky Mountain Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to a clean energy and low-carbon future, concluded that building net-zero energy houses — […]