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Innovating For Archaeology

August 10, 2021

by Paul Donegan, AICP, Matt Goebel, AICP, and Holly White Colorado is home to some of the most culturally sensitive, scientifically significant, and beautiful archaeological sites in the world, ranging from internationally recognized parks and monuments to tens of thousands of undiscovered sites. These places contribute cultural, scientific, environmental, and economic value to communities across

Colorado’s New Zoning Regulations

June 28, 2021
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Two recent bills from the Colorado State legislature will affect future zoning regulations adopted in Colorado. The text of each is attached and they are briefly summarized below. HB19-1191: Allow Farm Stands on Any Size Principal Use Site The bill requires that farm stands of any size be permitted on any sized parcel regardless of

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The Single-Family Zoning Conundrum

By Don Elliott, FAICP Last September I moderated a panel on “The End of Single-Family Zoning” at the APA’s Colorado Planning Conference.  In addition to reviewing widespread city and county discussions about whether and where and how to allow Accessory Dwelling Units in single-family zone districts, we discussed several state and municipal initiatives across the

Store or Warehouse? Zoning for Micro-Fulfillment Centers

May 3, 2021

By Tim Richards, AICP, ESQ Several months ago, a client community reached out regarding development applications they were seeing for small to medium-sized order fulfillment centers repurposing vacant retail space. As planning staff, they had mixed feelings. On the one hand, seeing a vacant building repurposed and put to use is a good thing. On