When Grand County officials learned in late January that a local homebuilder was looking outside the valley for the money needed to enable new housing, it set in motion a series of decisions that eventually led to the project getting derailed.
The essential question was this: Who is allowed to own homes built under the county’s High-Density Housing Overlay ordinance? After initial debate, the county eventually said that only locals could buy them, despite authors of the ordinance saying that anyone could buy them, as long as locals lived in them.
Now, one of the homebuilders who lost their appeal has said that they plan to appeal the decision to a judge. Today, that is where the story sits.