Plans for a local affordable housing program could go ahead on Thursday, after Glenwood Springs City Council reviews the findings of an ad hoc committee.
In 2021, council members discussed adding tax issues to the fall ballot, which could have raised accommodation taxes and applied an attractions tax to city admission ticket sales. The additional taxes could have been used, in part, to solve the growing housing crisis in Glenwood Springs.
In the end, the council decided to delay presenting tax issues to voters.
Under council’s direction, city staff and stakeholders then formed an ad hoc housing committee to further explore the city’s housing needs and how potential future tax revenue could ease some of the housing burden. .
Representatives from the Colorado Hotel, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Colorado Mountain College as well as Habitat for Humanity, Imagine Glenwood and Community Builders were among the 14-member committee.
Formed in October 2021, the committee met seven times between January and April, drafting a series of housing recommendations for city council to consider on Thursday.
In other council business, council members could discuss contracting out a real estate demand and market study to determine retail needs in Glenwood Springs, in regards to the conversation on downtown design standards and retail uses, say city documents.
The certified results of the May 3 election are to be reviewed by the board, with no changes to either result.
And City Engineer Terri Partch is due to update council members on the progress of the South Midland Avenue project.
Go to http://www.cogs.us to access the complete agenda of the municipal council.
Reporter Ike Fredregill can be reached at 970-384-9154 or by email at [email protected]