Occupancy Reform and Zoning for Affordable Housing Projects

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Planning & Development Services staff is working on two projects identified as priorities by the City Council:

  • Occupancy Reform
  • Zoning for Affordable Housing

This page is the one-stop engagement page for both projects.

1. Occupancy Reform

Project Objective: Increase the number of unrelated people that can live in a home or apartment to increase affordable housing opportunities in the community.

Council Direction: Perform a comparative analysis from other communities, develop a model occupancy approach, and solicit community input for ordinance revisions.

Timeline: Staff plans to complete the project by August 2023.

2. Zoning for Affordable Housing

Project Objective: Amend the land use code in higher density zoning districts to provide flexibility for a wider range of affordable and attainable housing types. This could be done by reducing parking requirements or changing density calculations.

Council Direction: Evaluate the land use code with the intent of removing zoning barriers to more affordable units and smaller, modest-sized units.

Timeline: Staff plans to complete the project by September 2023.

Planning & Development Services staff is working on two projects identified as priorities by the City Council:

  • Occupancy Reform
  • Zoning for Affordable Housing

This page is the one-stop engagement page for both projects.

1. Occupancy Reform

Project Objective: Increase the number of unrelated people that can live in a home or apartment to increase affordable housing opportunities in the community.

Council Direction: Perform a comparative analysis from other communities, develop a model occupancy approach, and solicit community input for ordinance revisions.

Timeline: Staff plans to complete the project by August 2023.

2. Zoning for Affordable Housing

Project Objective: Amend the land use code in higher density zoning districts to provide flexibility for a wider range of affordable and attainable housing types. This could be done by reducing parking requirements or changing density calculations.

Council Direction: Evaluate the land use code with the intent of removing zoning barriers to more affordable units and smaller, modest-sized units.

Timeline: Staff plans to complete the project by September 2023.

  • This questionnaire closed on May 26 at 5 p.m. Please contact Karl Guiler at guilerk@bouldercolorado.gov if you have any questions. The results of the questionnaire will be shared with the City Council at their meeting on June 15 and will be uploaded to this Be Heard Boulder page soon. Thank you for your interest!

    This questionnaire aims to gather your input on potential changes to the Land Use Code. It will inform the changes drafted and presented to the Planning Board and City Council.

    It should take you about 3 to 5 minutes to complete.


    Complete Questionnaire
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