By Amy Reinholds
In the past few years, as new people move to town and housing prices continued to rise, both homeowners and renters in Lyons have questions about everything from roommates and leases, to town requirements for granny flats and AirBnB. A community conversation at the Lyons Regional Library on Wednesday, September 26 aims to be a place to seek answers for all those questions.

The “Rental Madness!” community discussion on renting in Lyons will be held at the library on Main Street, this coming Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Susan Spaulding,

 

By Amy Reinholds
At Monday’s five-year commemoration of the flood event with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, several speakers honored the people of the Lyons community for resilience and finding opportunity despite the tragedy we experienced.

Hailey Odell, read a poem, “What If” that she wrote when she was in elementary school trying to make sense of the flood in September 2013. Her poem was part of a book “Through Our Eyes: Lyons Elementary School Children Remember the September 2013 Flood.”

 

 

By Amy Reinholds
Almost five years have passed since the waters of the North and South St. Vrain Rivers revealed their immense and destructive powers in unexpected ways, changing the Town of Lyons forever.

Events next week remember where we’ve been and what we have come through. On Monday, September 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Governor John Hickenlooper and state

 

 

By Amy Reinholds
Summit Housing Group, which is considering building 29 affordable rental homes in the Lyons Valley Park subdivision Tract A, plans to hold another community meeting after Labor Day at Lyons Middle and High School.

Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen told the Lyons Board of Trustees at an August 6 meeting that Summit extended its purchase and sale agreement with Keith Bell of Lyons Valley Park Inc. Simonsen said that the original purchase and sale agreement expired July 31, and Summit and Bell extended it for two weeks. She also said that the Markel Homes option to purchase 11 to 13 lower single-family

 

 

COMMENTARY: What's the Future for Affordable Housing in Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
At Monday’s Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) meeting, public hearings for conditional use reviews for detached accessory dwelling units (ADUs) at 408 Reese Street and 227 Park Street were postponed until Monday, August 27. The public hearing for review and approval of the Lyons Regional Library District development plan for a new library took

 

 

 

By Amy Reinholds
Summit Housing Group is still pursuing purchasing other properties in Lyons to be able to build a total of at least 40 affordable rental homes. However, if Lyons Valley Park Tract A is the only site, the company could still move forward and build only 29 homes there, Summit president Rusty Snow said last week.

 

COMMENTARY: What's the Future for Affordable Housing in Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
In the affordable housing discussions since the flood, I have been following the various words and actions about accessory dwelling units, also known as ADUs, mother-in-law apartments, or carriage houses, allowed on single family residential lots

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