The draft plan for Loretto Heights has taken a big leap. But there is more to come.

Last night, Denver City Council approved the draft plan for development on the campus, where some 800 residential units could be built. More than 40 people spoke for and against the plan, and there were a lot of questions. (The only “no” vote came from City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca; Councilman Chris Herndon was not there …

In Colorado, land has become remarkably valuable. Those who live in mobile home parks are learning that the hard way.

For anyone who grew up in a part of the country that experienced numerous and terrible tornadoes, it always seemed like mobile home parks often took the biggest hits. Why would people live there, I’d hear people say. Well, because those homes are affordable. In Colorado, “affordable” is now a diminishing situation. Like all of …

A one-two punch, or maybe just a time out for preservation

Demolition/preservation/landmarking fatigue can set in when it’s been a summer of battles. But if that’s what it takes, that’s what it takes. Some people just do not get the fact that some neighborhoods -- neighbors -- are tired of being pushed around and suddenly awash in a sea of ugliness around them. And sometimes they …

When maps tell a story of heat and poverty

With temperatures rising, people are investigating how heat has an impact on various neighborhoods. The story on NPR last week, offered listeners and readers an opportunity to choose their city to study maps that pinpointed neighborhoods facing different levels of problems because of the heat. These maps are kinetic, showing heat, and non-heat, although there …