HBA In The News
A New Home for the Home Shows
Chapel Hills Mall selected as the new host site
The HBA is excited to announce that Chapel Hills Mall will be the site of its 2018 home shows, including the new Home Remodeling & Landscape Show. After six years at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, the new venue will offer more shopper traffic and more exposure - a win for both the home show exhibitors and the stores currently located in the Mall. "We're going to be really, really good partners with all of the stores that are already there," HBA CEO Renee Zentz told The Gazette in this recent article.
Save the Dates!
Feb. 23-25 - Home & Garden Show
March 23-25 - Home Remodeling & Landscape Show
April 20-22 - Home Show
Rep. Dan Nordberg Resigns from State Legislature for Position with Trump Admin.
Accepts appointment as Region 8 Administrator
Colorado House of Representatives Dan Nordberg (District 14) announced that he has accepted an appointment by President Donald Trump's administration to serve as the Regional Administrator (Region 8) for the Small Business Administration, which he called "a tremendous opportunity to continue serving Colorado, and our country, in a capacity I simply could not turn down." In his new position, Rep. Nordberg will oversee SBA's programs in the six states that comprise Region 8: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The SBA connects small businesses in all stages of the business life-cycle to resources that provide the capital, counseling and contracting expertise they need to start, grow and expand their business. Rep. Nordberg has been a supporter of the HBA and we congratulate him on his appointment to the new position.
Need a professional? Start here
If you're ready to turn your dream into a reality, the HBA has resources to help you every step of the way. Our Membership Directory will lead you to builders, remodelers, trade contractors, Realtors, interior designers and much more. From a simple project to a complete build, from a newly signed loan to a SOLD sign in the yard, you'll find the right housing professional for the job at the HBA.
Hillside and Streamside Overlay Areas
New requirements for individual single family lots
The City of Colorado Springs is now requiring Grading, Erosion and Stormwater plans/reports for individual single family lots within Hillside and Streamside Overlay areas effective 12/6/17. This requirement has existed in the Zoning Code for many years, but has never been enforced for individual home sites. The requirements of the plans are the same as any other Grading, Erosion and Stormwater Plan within the City and must be prepared by a licensed engineer. Please note that this will likely increase the review time for the Plot Plan and will add cost if a new plan is required. The resulting plan may also require additional improvements on the lot to manage runoff. Please see section 7.3.504.D.2.c.(2) for Hillside requirements or section 7.3.508.E.2.f. for Streamside requirements. City Engineering is working on a code amendment to address this issue and the HBA will be involved in any proposed code changes. If you have questions about this new requirement, please contact the City of Colorado Springs Engineering Department at 719-385-5918.