National Public Radio recently broadcast a story about a developing trend in suburban residential communities called “development-supported agriculture.”   The story highlighted two communities, one located in Fort Collins here in Colorado, Bucking Horse, and a second located outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Serenbe Farms.  These communities and approximately 200 others like them across the country focus

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

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

Last week I attended the 20th annual Rocky Mountain Land Land Use Institute conference at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  Nicola Villa with Cisco was the Keynote Speaker on Friday morning.  Mr. Villa works with the Connected Urban Development (“CUD”) program across the world in cities like Amsterdam, San Francisco