Denver From The Foothills

Lakewood, with downtown Denver in the distance.

Lakewood voters have decided to limit their city's growth despite significant funding against the idea.

The opposition to ballot question 200 raised $573,686, with the largest contribution of $200,000 from the National Association of Realtors. The proponents raised $15,071, reports the Denver Post.

The housing cap limits new residential construction to 1% annually.

Lakewood's City Council has been debating how to establish the measure since it was enacted in July. The cap will become effective in January of 2020.

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