Final building height limits approved for Boulder

For the next two years, there will be a moratorium on the construction of tall buildings in Boulder, reports the Daily Camera. The City Council gave their final approval to the ordinance on Tuesday.

Under Tuesday's ordinance, property owners will need request height modifications until April 2017 to build up to 55 feet. Requests will only be considered in parts of the city, like University Hill commercial district.

Most areas of the city can only have 35-foot high buildings and voters approved a 55-foot height limit for the city. Twenty Ninth Street received an exemption, in part because voters want to see the former Crossroads Mall site redeveloped, according to the paper.

Tuesday's decision caps a renewed effort to consider height restrictions that began earlier this year.