lakewood question 200

Flyers for and against Lakewood's Question 200.

Denver mayoral candidates made development a key talking point during the city election, but Lakewood voters are actually making a development decision in a special July election.

Ballot Question 200 will appear on the special July 2 election in Lakewood. It asks:

"Shall the City of Lakewood limit residential growth to no more than one (1) percent per year by implementing a permit allocation system for new dwelling units, and by requiring City Council approval of allocations for projects of forty (40) or more units?"

The ballot question is just three lines long, but the text of what would be put into law in Lakewood is 14 pages.

A YES vote on Question 200 requires Lakewood to limit the number of new apartment or housing units to 1% of what existed the year before.

A NO vote on Question 200 does not change anything. Lakewood would still issue permits and allow development just as it does today.

If 200 were to pass, here's how the math works. There are approximately 68,000 residences in Lakewood. Based on the requirement that growth would be limited to no more than 1%, developers would only be allowed to add 680 units in 2020.

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