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Colorado’s governor vetoes bill that would have required developers to include electric vehicle chargers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday evening vetoed a bill that would have forced developers of new large commercial and multifamily residential buildings to set aside a portion of parking spaces to serve as electric vehicle charging stations. “I fully understand that with current technology, installing EV charging up front can be less expensive over […]

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After 50 years, homeownership gap between white and Latino Coloradans narrows. But for Black Coloradans, it’s widened.

Michael Diaz-Rivera hoped $25,000 in savings and a good credit score would give him enough leverage to buy a home. But his low teacher’s salary made that nearly impossible. “The prices in Denver were just a little too steep for me and the market was just too high,” he said in late April. “Every time […]

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Nicolais: My stepdaughter won in the housing lottery that is the Colorado real estate market

Earlier this month my stepdaughter and her boyfriend bought their first home. They ended up in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house near Columbine. It has a two-car garage and decent size yards in front and back. Feel free to gasp at their accomplishment in the current market. They are both in their mid 20s, recently completed […]

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Colorado Democrats aim to quickly pass property tax relief to head off ballot measure from business group, conservatives

The debate over how to tackle rising property taxes is poised to dominate the final days of Colorado’s 2022 legislative session, as Gov. Jared Polis, Democratic lawmakers and Colorado Concern, a deep-pocketed business organization, hastily negotiate a plan to provide relief that’s sufficient but that doesn’t also deny local governments billions in future funding.  With […]

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Vail Resorts plans big investment in affordable housing. Town of Vail promises a fight.

Vail Resorts last week announced plans to fast-track four housing projects at resorts in Utah, British Columbia, Vermont and Vail, adding 875 units for the company’s workers as part of a promise made last month to refocus on employees with more pay and housing.  The projects will be somewhat easy at Park City Mountain Resort, […]