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Grand County’s extraordinary quality of life, access to all of Colorado’s best outdoor experiences, the local cost of
living, and easy access from the Front Range make it a certainty that our population and economy will grow over
the next five years. This growth will challenge us if we do not prepare in the areas of transportation, housing and
By December 31, 2018, informed by the Housing Needs Assessment currently
underway, Grand County will work collaboratively with the municipalities to
establish and meet goals to address affordable and attainable housing for our
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Robert C. Davis
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• The County will establish locations for sustainable and affordable housing that
is adjacent and accessible to County services, transportation, work areas and
complementary to surrounding areas in terms of density, use and design.
• There is the likelihood that County residents would oppose higher density
development adjacent to their homes. There is a chance that higher density planning concepts would generate opposition based on the idea that such density will spoil the rural character of the county.
• To seek a balance between maintaining rural character while providing affordable
housing in higher density settings.
• In Progress
• Complete: A document has been drafted and completed.
• Planned to Begin on: April 10, 2019
• Waiting on more Information: Will defer to the PIO for direction.
• Waiting for more Information: County has an Affordable Housing Fund but more discussion is needed on exactly what
the funds collected will do. Community Development is scheduling a discussion on the Housing Needs Assessment at
its April 2019 Planning Commission meeting.
• Waiting for more Information: Need to have a discussion with the Planning Commission and then follow up with
discussions with the development community and Housing Authority.
• Planned to Begin on: May 1, 2019
• Waiting for more Information: We have seen requests to combine lots to create larger build-able areas for housing
which often appears counter-intuitive to the Master Plan goal of increasing density in Urban and Rural Growth Areas.
As such, Staff is looking at Maximum Lot Size requirements for these growth areas.
• Waiting for more Information: Will defer to PIO for direction.
• Staff is working with the Housing Authority, Economic Development and Planning Commission is defining the role.
• The report has been completed.
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