Boulder passed some city ordinances that went into effect the first of the year. So as typical with a handful of last-minute pushes the building dept got about twice the normal run of building permits in December. The Daily Camera reported on it and you can check out the article HERE.
To Quote from the article….
“A look at the December applications shows that many of the proposed projects are relatively modest remodels that likely would be allowed now, but a handful would clearly be considered too big under today’s rules.
An addition and remodel in the 1300 block of Pine Street, for example, would expand the home to 5,989 square feet on a 6,900-square-foot lot. That’s about 2,200 square feet more finished space than the new rules allow.
In the 900 block of Seventh Street, a home that was built in 1923 is being proposed for demolition to make room for a new, 8,000-square-foot home — 4,000-square feet more than allowed today.”
So I guess that 4,000 square feet, is the NEW limit…and to think that this is coming from a community that toots it’s “green lifestyle” horn more frequently than most…If the city of Boulder had any real balls…they would have set the limit…at something reasonable …Like 2500. But then all the “anti” big government people would throw a huge fit. Most land owners can still build smaller if they choose…but I have not seen much of that.
Is it time to move to the ranch and build our modest…off grid…Earthship influenced home?…I cant wait!
The nearly 6000 square foot home…on a Less than 7000 square foot lot. I guess they don’t mind spending a million dollars to have neighbors breathing down their necks….I ran the numbers for our ranch….our 200 square foot cabin sits on a 1,825,789 square foot “lot”……we like elbow room.