Federal Blvd is likely getting another cannabis dispensary. That in and of itself isn’t particularly newsworthy as there’s almost two dozen in North Denver, but the story behind the most recent license is unlike the existing stores and the first example of future license applications. When it opens early next year, Social Cannabis will be the first dispensary licensed under … [Read more...] about City’s First “Social Equity” Dispensary Likely Opening in North Denver
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
In May we told you about Shawn and Ben Johnson’s unsuccessful effort to obtain a zoning variance for 95 square feet of additional building footprint for an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) they want to build for Shawn’s mom, Catherine Johnson, who is disabled. The Johnsons spoke at Denver City Council general public comment sessions and reached out to what they hoped would be … [Read more...] about Will the Johnsons Get a Zoning Variance?
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