August 15, 2022

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Louisville allows Marshall fire victims to rebuild under older codes

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LOUISVILLE — The Louisville City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of allowing residents whose homes were significantly damaged or destroyed in the Marshall fire, Colorado’s most destructive wildfire, to rebuild under less-stringent environmental standards.

The council voted 5-2 to allow affected residents to rebuild under the city’s 2018 codes instead of the 2021 codes. The new ordinance will take effect in 30 days.

The council adopted the stricter 2021 codes shortly before the Dec. 30 wildfire ripped through the area, destroying 1,084 homes, including 550 in Louisville, and causing more than half a billion dollars in damage. After the fire, some residents complained that the regulations would add tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of rebuilding.

The updated rules, known…

The Associated Press

2022-04-06 10:25:48

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