Is someone’s choice in home design a personal decision or is there an obligation to the community? Should a homeowner be able to build a home with features that are different from older styles or should newer builds resemble older ones? Is a turn-of-the-century 1900s brick bungalow more attractive than a taller home built with modern materials? Is the newer home with a roof … [Read more...] about A Question of Character: As Overlays Become More Common, Who Should Decide How a Community Should Look?
DeGette Faces 3rd Primary Challenger in 4 Elections Neal Walia interned for former Congressman Mark Udall and worked for (then) Governor Hickenlooper on addressing homelessness and in a community outreach position to the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community before working for the National Governors Association. Now he’s taking a run at public office himself, … [Read more...] about Westsider Neal Walia Announces Campaign For Congress
Chaffee Park, Sunnyside, Highland, Jefferson Park Are Part of Newest Plans If there are things about your neighborhood you love, or things you want to see improve, now is the time to tell the city what you want to see preserved or changed. The city conducts planning at the large citywide level, resulting in plans like Blueprint. They also do plans around a single area, like … [Read more...] about City Planners Invite Residents to Shape Neighborhoods’ Future
A few miles apart from each other, two candidates for the Denver Public Schools Board of Education held overlapping kickoff events in early June, both hoping to earn an open seat on the board this November. Scott Esserman and Nicky Yollick are the first two candidates to be actively campaigning for the open at-large seat on the board, which is composed of five district … [Read more...] about Dueling Campaign Kickoffs for DPS At-Large Seat
Mayor Speer (yes, like the street) died during the pandemic of 1918, quite possibly of the Spanish flu. The Auraria campus area was once the home of a thriving Latino community who were pushed out by city officials. Highland was once it’s own city. Mayor Peña wore truly terrible looking eyeglasses larger than some LoHi apartments (though, in his defense, it was the 1980s). … [Read more...] about ‘Building Denver’ Exhibit Invites You to be Part of Denver’s Future