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Colorado Mid-Century Modern Schools

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Thursday, September 14th
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wasson High School
Colorado Springs CO

This is Your Brain on Buildings

re:Denver: Interactive Forums on Denver's Past, Present & Future
Tuesday, September 19
Doors open: 6:30
Program begins: 7:00
Denver CO

Tech and ... UX + Urban Planning

Tech and ... UX + Urban Planning
Thursday, September 14
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
GA Denver, WeWork LoHi

2017 Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire Application

Applications being accepted.
Deadline September 29th

South Central Area Summer Social

Thursday, September 7
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunbird Restaurant

Tiny Houses and the Homeless

3rd Quarter 2017 Planning Matters Newsletter
Tiny Houses and the Homeless
Helping to solve homelessness through the development of tiny home villages
by: Scott Bressler, AICP - AECOM & Libby Tart-Schoenfelder, AICP - City of Longmont

Can Colorado Mountain Resort Communities Meet Affordable Housing Demands?

Can Colorado Mountain Resort Communities Meet Affordable Housing Demands?
A look at affordable deed restricted housing in Telluride Colorado
by: Michelle Haynes, Town of Mountain Village
Colorado resort mountain communities have seen an increase in affordable housing demands since the Great Recession but otherwise recognized since the 1980’s in the Telluride region and similar mountain resort communities. Contributing factors include free market housing trends. Free market homes traditionally used for workforce housing have been renovated, sold and used as second homes. lluride

How HUD Offers a Hand Up

How HUD Offers a Hand Up
The poster child—or, um, poster senior?—of recent news articles expressing concern over the President Trump’s proposed cuts to HUD was a little old lady receiving her lunch from Meals on Wheels.

Durango Develops a Housing Plan

Durango Develops a Housing Plan
by: Mark Williams, City of Durango
Durango faces a growing housing affordability issue. Durango is developing a housing plan to reduce the housing problem, with plans for a two-pronged approach to include reducing barriers to building housing and incentivizing new ownership housing, and to develop new revenue sources to provide subsidies for new workforce rental housing.

Housing a Hot Commodity in Eagle County

Housing a Hot Commodity in Eagle County
by: Kris Valdez, AICP - Eagle County
The housing market is driven by the law of supply and demand. Never has this been more evident than in Eagle County. Families may wait years to obtain a deed restricted unit, and once people find housing, instead of moving around when the ski season is over, they’re staying because there's nowhere else to go if they want to keep their job. There is a disconnect between antiquated land use regulations pushing suburban type development and the need for affordable housing located around transportation and close to jobs and amenities.



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