By Ed Bryne. Originally published as an Opinion piece in the Daily Camera on July 7, 2020.
"Among Boulder’s most underutilized assets are our empty bedrooms. We have more than enough single-family homes and 'high-end, luxury apartments' (sigh-h-h). What we need are affordable work force options. We should redefine 'family' for zoning purposes to include groups of people living together in single housekeeping units, whether or not they are related by blood, and we should sign and pass the 'Bedrooms Are For People' initiative. Boulder has a plethora of behavioral and environmental regulations capable of managing potential negative impacts resulting from more people occupying our existing housing stock."