Earl WrightEarl WrightMarch 24, 20175min871

Colorado is facing an affordable housing crisis as both the demand and the cost of entry-level homes continues to skyrocket, while housing construction, particularly in the areas of condominiums, remains largely nonexistent. Some have argued the absence of affordable housing construction, which condominiums and starter single-family homes provide, is simply due to a lack of demand.

Peter MarcusPeter MarcusJanuary 24, 20174min286
Colorado Senate Republicans say the effort to curb construction defects lawsuits will go beyond the lone insurance component currently introduced in the legislature. “There’s been some talk out there over Senate Bill 45, and I’ve been pretty clear … that we’re looking at a pretty comprehensive package of bills that will cover this topic, and 45 […]

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Ramsey ScottRamsey ScottJune 23, 20164min271

Denver City Council has added more than $1.3 million to the city’s Community Planning & Development office for the 2016 budget year to help process a backlog of residential and commercial permit requests. The additional funding from the city’s general fund, approved on consent agenda on June 20 by city council, is meant to help alleviate wait times and the significant amount of overtime being worked by current staff in the department. By the end of 2015 there was an average wait time of 7 weeks for residential projects and 6.2 week wait for commercial projects, well above the standard of 4 weeks and 2 weeks respectively.