9. In order to help relieve the pressure on the City’s housing market caused by more jobs, the 2015 BVCP update recommends that some areas in the City currently zoned for commercial and industrial uses be rezoned to residential and mixed use. Do you support this recommendation? If so, which industrial and commercial areas would be most appropriate for rezoning?
Adam
Swetlik
I understand that living in a college town will drive the percentage of rental properties higher than other communities. However Boulder has reached a point where outside buyers see a good investment and purchase homes and condos to turn them into rental units for the long term. This puts a strain on members of the community who are trying to live where they work, as they are at the mercy of the rental property owner and market rental rates. Without hope for owning a home money that could become equity goes to rental property owners and property management companies. While every community needs a good balance of rental units and homeowners I would like to see more homeowners in our community.