Housing density requirements dramatically pared back in Colorado governor’s major land-use use bill1 min read
Gov. Jared Polis and Democrats in the Colorado legislature on Tuesday significantly pared back their major land-use bill amid big questions about whether their signature affordable housing initiative at the Capitol this year can get enough support to pass.
Colorado’s largest cities would no longer be required to let multifamily housing with up to six units be built in all residentially zoned areas under a major amendment made to Senate Bill 213. Instead, those cities — like Denver, Aurora, Boulder, Englewood, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton and Westminster — would only have to let duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes be built in 30% of their land area currently zoned for single-family homes, concentrated around train and high-frequency bus…
Jesse Paul and Elliott Wenzler
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