Woodland Park to Hold a Community Forum on Short Term Rentals

According to a press release sent out last week by the city of Woodland Park, the staff has been researching ways to fairly address the community’s housing situation, including the touchy subject of short-term rental (STRs) properties.   As a part of their research, the city is opening the subject up to community engagement during the months of June and July.

On May 5, the council held a work session where all of the city’s research since November was presented. At the end of the work session, the council directed city staff to conduct a community engagement process to get as much public feedback on the situation as possible.

The 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 they receive the questionnaire submissions. 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 a.m., and one at 6 p.m. Each session will last for two hours and they 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 questionnaire, sign up for an in-person forum, view the full project timeline, and more.