COMMENTARY: What's the future for affordable housing in Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds

The Lyons Board of Trustees expressed interest this week in a proposal for the eastern corridor to integrate food production in vertical greenhouses with 45 affordable rentals, an “ugly produce” grocery, a farm-to-table restaurant, hostel lodging, and a commercial kitchen.

 

 

COMMENTARY: What's the Futurefor Affordable Housing in Lyons?

The first day to volunteer on Habitat for Humanity homes here in Lyons was pushed out to January 24.

Volunteers who had already signed up received an email from Stephen Scott, Construction Director for Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley last week. “We started getting foundations in late December but because of holidays and the cold weather, the contractors have not been able to pour foundations on schedule,” he wrote. “At this point we are hopeful that we will have a foundation ready to build on by

 

 

COMMENTARY: What’s The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

 

By Amy Reinholds

Anyone interested in applying for the remaining three available Habitat for Humanity homes under construction at Second  Avenue and Park Street in Lyons can participate in the third application round this month. Applicants must attend an orientation session either in person at Rogers Hall (at Fourth Avenue and High Street) in Lyons this Saturday, January 27, at 10

 

 

COMMENTARY: What's the future for affordable housing in Lyons?

By Amy Reinhold

Ever since the 2013 flood, and even earlier, Town of Lyons leaders, homeowners, and the Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) have been talking about accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as a possible solution to provide more options for affordable rentals in town. As of Monday night, the first homeowners to participate in the Town of Lyons ADU process got the first step of approval from the PCDC. Next it will go to the Board of Trustees (BOT) on May 1.

 

COMMENTARY: What’s The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
I’ve got a short update this week about another postponement of the final plat and subdivision improvement agreement for Second Avenue and Park Street subdivision for six proposed Habitat for

 

COMMENTARY: What’s The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
No news on new affordable housing this past week; no meetings were held. However, a few thoughts about media and music are on my mind.

Ever since the flood, my senses are heightened about media coverage about our town; what accurately captured our varied experiences in town, and what misrepresented our experiences

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