In October of 2022, the Colorado Court of Appeals, Division VII rendered an opinion in MLS Properties LLC v. Weld County Board of Equalization. While this case is the first to reach the Colorado Court of Appeals, there were, at the time, twelve similar claims pending throughout Colorado. In these cases, the most notable issue was how to interpret C.R.S. 39-1-104(11)(b)(I), which allows a taxpayer to have their property revalued by the county assessor to account for “unusual conditions” (the “Unusual Conditions Statute”).Continue Reading Property Taxes and Unusual Conditions
With the 72nd General Assembly in full swing at the state capitol, we’ve selected ten bills (out of 261 proposed, as of January 27) that may be of interest to property owners and real estate developers. They run the gamut from landlord-tenant law to campaign finance, special districts, and reform to the state’s conservation easement program.
Continue Reading 2019 Colorado Legislative Update
At the end of September, the Trump administration and Congressional GOP leadership released their much-awaited proposal for tax reform in the “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.”
Continue Reading Federal Tax Reform Update
On Monday night, the Denver City Council approved an ordinance creating Denver’s fifty-third historic district: Packard’s Hill Historic District. Located in the West Highlands neighborhood, the District spans north to south from 35th to 32nd Avenue, and east to west from Lowell Boulevard to Perry Street. The new district encompasses eight city blocks, and includes thirty-nine Queen Anne-style houses, twenty-nine bungalows, and twenty-six classic cottage houses dating from the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Continue Reading Denver City Council Designates Packard’s Hill Historic District in West Highlands
This post was authored by Otten Johnson summer law clerk Alex Gano. Alex is a third-year law student at the University of Colorado Law School.
On July 12, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Councilwoman Robin Kniech announced the final details of their plan to create the City’s first “dedicated funding stream” for affordable housing. The Office of Economic Development estimates that two sources of revenue will generate a minimum of $150 million over the next ten years, which the City will invest in at least 6,000 new and existing affordable housing units.
Continue Reading Denver’s Proposed “Permanent Affordable Housing Fund”: What to Expect