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The HBA Advocate Newsletter | August 1, 2023


August 1, 2023

HBA Weighs in on Centennial's proposed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance 

Over the past year, the City of Centennial has been conducting a comprehensive housing study aimed at increasing the affordability and diversity of its housing stock. The City is now beginning the evaluation process of what measures should be implemented. The proposals include accessory dwelling units, land banking and inclusionary-zoning policies. While Centennial does not have as much developable land and limited long-term growth opportunities for residential construction, the HBA will be staying on top of these precedent-setting policy proposals as the City Council begins its implementation process. As with other municipalities across the metro area, the HBA has consistently provided input on inclusionary-zoning ordinances and the long-term consequences they pose to housing affordability and growth. This morning, the HBA submitted a letter to Council outlining our concerns as a first step in our engagement with the city on this controversial policy area.

HBA Asks City of Aurora to Revisit Water Conservation Policies

Last week, the HBA submitted a letter to the Aurora City Council requesting some revisions to the Water Conservation ordinance passed last year. While the HBA and the residential construction industry in Aurora broadly support and is committed to water conservation, the development community has observed some unintended consequences that have created some challenges with stormwater runoff. Specifically, for a variety of extenuating circumstances, Aurora has assumed higher runoff coefficient projections due to the new ordinance that is putting some proposed projects in jeopardy. Given the potential consequences this could pose to long-term housing affordability, we have asked the City Council and staff to look into this matter and offered potential solutions that are consistent with Aurora’s water conservation goals without impacting the City’s long-term growth potential. The HBA’s Stormwater letter to Council is available here.

HBA to Conduct Housing Affordability Tour for State and Local Elected Officials

On August 11, the HBA of Metro Denver will be organizing a Housing Affordability Bus Tour designed for elected officials interested in learning more about our industry’s commitment to housing attainability. Over the course of the day, we will be traveling by charter bus to three different developments to learn more about the main impediments to housing affordability. By the end of the day, attendees will leave with a good foundational understanding of the major challenges our industry faces when bringing more attainable housing options to market and the innovative solutions builders and developers are implementing to lower costs and improve the quality of life for current and future generations of Coloradans. We are looking forward to showcasing the amazing work our members are doing to elected leaders and providing information about how the public and private sectors can work collaboratively to solve the problem of housing affordability together.

HBA of Metro Denver Second Annual Clay Shoot on August 24th

Bring you colleagues, clients and friends out for a fun day of shooting and fundraising for a worthy cause. The tournament directly benefits the Home Builders Association’s Strategic Issues Fund so that we can continue to advocate on policy issues critical to our industry across the metro area. This tournament will be a 100-target clay shoot featuring 15 fully automated stations along a cottonwood creek bottom. Entry fee includes 100 clay targets and ammunition, breakfast burritos, BBQ lunch, awards ceremony and prize giveaway. More information and to registration available here.

HBA of Metro Denver Issue Tracker
Questions on what is happening in a specific city or county? The HBA is regularly monitoring the council and board activities in every political subdivision in the metro Denver area. Our Issue Tracker offers a great resource to learn about the issues being deliberated with links to agendas, packets and ordinances. The HBA of Metro Denver HBA Issue Tracker is available to all members here.


HBA is looking for Members to Participate in Advocacy, Regulatory and Technical Committees in 2023

As a volunteer-driven organization, the HBA's Jobsite Safety CommitteePermitting CommitteeRegulated Utilities Committee and Stormwater Management Committee help guide the HBA's events and activities throughout the year. Consider joining one, or more, if you want to build strong, long-lasting relationships and make a difference to your fellow HBA members, while sharpening your leadership skills. Please visit the HBA website for more information or reach out to Morgan Cullen if you are ready to participate.

Thank you to HBA's 2023 Organizational Partners:

Corporate Partners:


Contact Connie Dahl for more info on becoming an HBA Sponsor!

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