Boulder using Aspen as model to control huge homes

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Boulder County is thinking of taking a page from Aspen's book and limiting the size of homes.

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douxfous

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#1
Jun 18, 2007
 
2600 SF is a pretty low limit to set on a single family home.

Way to screw with your tax base, Boulder. Unless you think those lots will subdivide.
Gee

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#2
Jun 18, 2007
 
Boulder is a beautiful town. I'm sure the reasoning behind this is to prevent over building and turning the flatirons into a huge subdivision.
Steve

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#3
Jun 18, 2007
 
Darn it. I guess that means we won't be having Mr. Green, I-require-the-little-people-to -sacrifice-but-don't-hassle-me -about-it Al Gore as a neighbor anytime soon. Like most liberal elites, Al and his wife tip the square-footage scale at 10,000 square feet in their primary Tennessee residence, in addition to two vacation homes. It will be amusing though to watch filthy rich communists and merely comfortable communists duke it out in The People's Republic Of Boulder.
John Adams

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#4
Jun 18, 2007
 
Socialists, all of them. :-(
parent1

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#5
Jun 18, 2007
 
who cares. only the rich can build what they want.
The Fan

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#6
Jun 18, 2007
 
The size of the house should not matter. Who cares! What should be a topic of discussion is why anyone in thier right mind would want to live in Boulder???
Reality

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#7
Jun 18, 2007
 
The republic has too much time on their hands to be worried about something like this. They are so bizarre. As usual, they want to tell everyone how to run their lives. Liberal, yet so conservative at the same time.
Chris

Boulder, CO

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#8
Jun 18, 2007
 
The Fan wrote:
The size of the house should not matter. Who cares! What should be a topic of discussion is why anyone in their right mind would want to live in Boulder???
I agree--The folks who do live in Boulder are on their own planet. They care more about prairie dogs than their own children.
ashley

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#9
Jun 18, 2007
 
just goes to show that people make way too much money
Bob in Denver

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#10
Jun 18, 2007
 
Comment,

I have been thinking about the Boulder situation, and I believe they are headed for disaster. They are not the destination paradise that Aspen is, but are a front range city filled with old hippies that yearn for the 60s. Perhaps their Utopia is a commune, and they may well get what they wish for. We can still admire the Flatirons from afar as they live out their solitary dream. Broomfield got tired of Boulder County (this opinion is mine, and based on my contacts with Broomfield residents) far more than the other counties (see below what they did about it). The main reason they created their own county was to secede from Boulder County.

Below, you will see other areas that likely feel the same way (Yes, this is only Bob’s opinion).

Boulder County, Colorado—quite a few more towns than one might think of initially, and a few of them might welcome a good, prosperoous attitude with a good tax base provided by innovation and prosperity.

Allenspark

Coal Creek

Eldora

Eldorado Springs

Erie

Gold Hill

Gunbarrel

Jamestown

Lafayette

Longmont

Louisville

Lyons

Nederland

Niwot

Superior

Ward



I wonder if any of the above cities would consider seceding from Boulder County, and either starting their own (for instance, Longmont County) counties, or asking to become part of one of the adjacent counties listed below.



Adjacent counties

Larimer County, Colorado - north

Weld County, Colorado - east

City and County of Broomfield, Colorado - southeast

Jefferson County, Colorado - south

Gilpin County, Colorado - south

Grand County, Colorado - west

What I am getting at, is that the City of Boulder no longer reflects the attitudes of the residents of its suburbs, and perhaps it should be the “City and County of Boulder”(as Denver did, after everyone else got tired of their dominance), and leave everyone else alone. Take a look below at what Broomfield did. Now, that took guts, and it is paying off! In the first instance I cited above (Denver) everyone left them. In the second instance (Broomfield), they left Boulder and made their own.

Fun thoughts, huh?

Respectfully yours

Bob

cc: Colorado General Assembly, Legislative Council
Bob in Denver

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#11
Jun 18, 2007
 
Further to my last comment--I would rather be surrounded by 10 10,000 square foot homes on acreages than 50 2,000 square foot homes in clusters.

At least it would be a better place to visit.

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