Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Louisville leaders approve initial ConocoPhillips plans

Amy Bounds Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 04/20/2010 10:39:10 PM MDT

LOUISVILLE -- The City Council erupted into applause Tuesday night after unanimously approving ConocoPhillips' preliminary plans for a 2.5 million-square-foot campus off U.S. 36.

"It's just great," said Mayor Chuck Sisk, a self-described "cheerleader" for the project. "It's an important issue for the city of Louisville, the county of Boulder and the Denver metro area."

The Houston-based energy company is expected to submit final plans in July for its 432-acre property at the former StorageTek site.

While Tuesday's approval gave the green light to the overall concept, the final plans will provide details on everything from the exact locations of buildings to traffic impacts to building renderings.

"There will be a lot of details," said City Manager Malcolm Fleming. "Everybody can understand exactly what it will look like."

ConocoPhillips plans to build a global training center, research and development facilities and accessory developments in phases over the next 22 years, opening its first phase in 2013.

Tuesday's approval included an initial OK of the company's request to build 95-foot-tall research and development building -- which would be the tallest in the city -- and 65-foot-tall buildings in the office areas. Commercial buildings now are capped at 35 feet, so taller buildings require an exemption.

To have its 95-foot and 65-foot heights guaranteed, ConocoPhillips would need to submit a request for the city to grant the company a "vested rights" agreement. Otherwise, the council will make the decision on building heights when it approves the final plans.

The taller buildings are necessary to keep the site compact and to spur collaboration and innovation among employees, officials for ConocoPhillips have said.

The development is expected to take up 120 acres of the 432-acre site. About half of the campus is designated as private open space. Public use areas are on the perimeter.

The final plans are expected to include more details about trail connections and the company's public land dedication. The company's current plans involve dedicating nearly 39 acres of open space along the perimeter of the campus, plus a 40-acre parcel in Broomfield.

Read more: Louisville leaders approve initial ConocoPhillips plans - Boulder Daily Camera

Monday, April 19, 2010

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Time is running out for the Homebuyer Tax Credit!!

It’s the last push for the Homebuyer Tax Credit. Buyers must be under contract with a home by the end of April and close by the end of June. We are seeing a lot of activity in the lower price range, as first time homebuyers have this last opportunity to take advantage of the $8000 tax credit. Homebuyers that have owned a home for the last five years are also eligible for at $6500 tax credit with the same time perimeters.

Word is that this credit will NOT be extended again. If you are interested in taking advantage of this tax credit, do not delay. Contact me if you would like more information

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Google Fiber may come to Longmont!

One of the great things about Longmont Colorado is the talent we have in our community!!  Congratulations to all the finalists that submitted videos for the contest.  Here they are Check them out here!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

How is the real estate market in your area?

Click here to see what locations all over the USA are doing in the following areas:

•• The health of the local job market
•• Foreclosure rates
•• Housing inventory
•• Debt-to-income and mortgage-servicing-costs-to-income ratios

This information is from the National Assoication of Realtors and interesting to see how different the markets are across the nation.  I would love your you like the content I put in this blog or is there other things you would like me to blog about...thanks for your input!