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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Parking Requirements and Development

Posted in Parking Issues
Denver, and specifically The Spire, made the New York Times.  The article discusses parking requirements and the impact of parking requirements on development. As Denver’s light rail expansion and associated transit oriented developments continue, RTD, local governments and developers will no doubt continue to grapple with how best to address parking. Too little parking at a development, … Continue Reading

Colorado Amends “Agricultural Land” Classification

Posted in Agricultural Land, Property Tax Classification, Real Property
By: James T. Johnson and Kimberly A. Martin In May of this year, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law House Bill 11-1146, which amends the statutory definition of “agricultural land” for property tax purposes.  Historically, land underlying a residence located on a parcel of property that otherwise was classified as “agricultural land” was also classified as … Continue Reading

Colorado Restricts Private Transfer Fees

Posted in Real Property
In May, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 11-234 – Concerning Residential Real Property Transfer Fee Covenants.  The bill is targeted at prohibiting fees payable upon the transfer of residential real property to individuals and entities where such fees do not touch and concern the real property.  The common law likely already prohibited such fees.  Nevertheless, … Continue Reading