Colorado State Government and Public Real Estate News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the City of Fort Collins $500K in Brownfields grant funding to expand local efforts to assess, clean up and redevelop properties along the Poudre River and the northern edge of the city’s downtown business district. Today’s announcement is among 243 EPA grant investments totaling $54.3 million to 147 communities across the U.S. These grants will provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe $200K in Brownfields grant funding to clean up environmental contamination at the Old Housing Authority Building property in the center of the Lower Brule Community. Today’s announcement is among 243 EPA grant investments totaling $54.3 million to 147 communities across the U.S. These grants will provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment.
Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, today announced the sale of Plaza on Broadway, a 39-unit, 152-bed multifamily student housing community in Boulder, Colo. The property sold for $24.05 million, which equates to $616,667 per unit, $158,224 per bed and approximately $474 per square foot. The prices per unit and per square foot are all Colorado records for multifamily transactions over $10 million
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers issued the final Clean Water Rule earlier today
“This rule is a result of nearly 15 years of analysis, a million public comments, and over 400 public hearings. I applaud the Administration for listening to the concerns that many had and addressing them in the final rule. Clean water is essential to Colorado’s $13.2 billion outdoor recreation economy, the needs of the growing local brewery industry, the health of rural and urban populations alike, and the sustainability of our unparalleled open spaces
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement reacting to the release today of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "Waters of the United States" rule
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement of $6.5 million in funding for the Ogallala Aquifer region to help conserve billions of gallons water and improve quality.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the submittal of the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan Substantial Amendment #2 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) to protect private water rights from burdensome federal regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ (Army Corps) controversial ‘waters of the US’ rule. The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), which passed last evening, would prohibit the EPA
The six semi-custom homes in the first phase are the first of 40 re-imagined designs in the riverfront community – developed by Boulder-based Meriwether Companies – since they acquired the property in partnership with San Diego-based Pathfinder Partners, LLC in June 2014.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Edward Markey (D-MA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) to introduce a bill to create jobs, save consumers money and reduce pollution by creating a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). The legislation, which would help the United States diversify its energy sources while establishing our leadership in clean energy production, would require utilities to generate 30 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner today urged the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee to apply accountability measures to the ongoing construction of the Denver Replacement Medical Center. The senators offered specific proposals to ensure that this and future VA construction projects are completed with an appropriate level of Congressional oversight.
National award-winning architecture and planning firm, KTGY Group, Inc., announced today the relocation to new office space in Denver to accommodate its rapid growth and expansion. The new office space, located within the same building at 820 16th Street, Suite 500 in downtown Denver, Colo., will provide capacity for increased client support and services.
Congressman Doug Lamborn supported H.R. 2028, the FY 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. This legislation ensures the safety of our nuclear stockpile, provides adequate funding to the Army Corps of Engineers for critical infrastructure projects, cuts bureaucratic red tape, moves us further toward the goal of energy independence, and prohibits the implementation of the EPA's "Waters of the U.S." rule.
Following a hearing on energy efficiency bills in the Senate's energy committee, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is renewing his call for the Senate to pass the bipartisan SAVE Act
Tipton: FHA Practices Pose Risk to Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – February 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) –Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro during a House Committee on Financial Services oversight hearing to examine the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) precarious financial state. more »

 
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