Woodland Park will host a community forum on short-term rentals
According to a press release sent out last week by the City of Woodland Park, staff have been looking for ways to fairly address the housing situation in the community, including the sensitive topic of short-term rental (STR) properties. As part of their research, the city is opening the topic up for community engagement during the months of June and July.
On May 5, the council held a working session where all of the City’s research since November was presented. At the end of the working session, council asked city staff to conduct a community engagement process to get as much public feedback as possible on the situation.
Next steps in the process include online questionnaires available on the city’s community engagement platform WhatsUpWoodlandPark.com. The first questionnaire is already available on the website and submissions will remain open until June 30.
The city then plans to hold two in-person community forums after receiving the submitted questionnaires. The two planned “community conversations” will take place at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park on July 6.
There will be two opportunities to attend the meetings, one at 7:30 am and one at 6:00 pm. Each session will last two hours and will require online registration to attend.
Community members can learn more about the project at WhatsUpWoodlandPark.com. On the platform, they can read background information, take the quiz, sign up for an in-person forum, view the full project timeline, and more.