Denver ranks No. 2 in gentrification in a national poll. Suppose that is better than No. 1?

On 9News this morning there was a quick segment on a story that was posted by USA Today. It featured a list of top 20 cities gentrified in the United States, and though most of the heavily gentrified cities are on both coasts, good old Denver ranked No. 2. Now, we already sort of knew …

Finally, some sensible thinking when it comes to one of the city’s area plans: Take a pause.

Let’s face it: The growing number of “area plans” being developed by Denver’s Community Planning and Development are now doing everything virtually. If you join a virtual meeting, well, it’s just not the same as a real meeting. But, of course, who wants to be squeezed into an auditorium or gymnasium until the virus has …

The 16th Street Mall buses are back in business, but with big changes still coming in the future of the Mall.

Just like a vampire eventually emerges in the dark, Denver has been working on the reconstruction of the 16th Street Mall. It’s been so quiet, but at last week’s meeting of the Finance and Governance Committee of Denver’s City Council, the Mall is back in the light. At this meeting, the committee needed to vote …

What a difference between summer of 2019 and summer of 2020. It feels like five years ago.

Last year, the summer featured a hard-fought mayoral election and a spate of preservation issues that made the news. This year, the summer is featuring a pandemic, a series of heart-felt protests working to make change in equity, and a more quiet scene in terms of preservation issues  (though not totally). If you recall, last …

Just when you think you have enough things to worry about, a neighborhood plan re-appears. 

The East Central Area Plan in Denver is back in motion. This plan includes Capitol Hill, North Capitol Hill, City Park, City Park West, Congress Park, and Cheesman Park. This process began probably two years ago, but it is back. An email a couple of days ago included a lot of links as well as …

Remember the old cliche about taking lemons and making lemonade? It can work.

Today’s Colorado Creative Redux in Westword caught my eye. It’s a questionnaire about Amy Yetman describing her work.  Denver’s amazing deep pool of creative workers finds a way to get things done, bringing joy to all of us, whether artists, writers, singers, chefs, or just about anything else someone can make or do.  Yetman and …