For Tom’s Diner and/or preservation, it’s coming down to the wire

After a meeting this morning of the Denver City Council’s land use committee, Tom’s Diner now moves to the full city council. After a presentation on the reason behind proposing designation of the diner as an historic landmark, the committee carefully discussed the ups and downs of this move to designate the diner. After all, …

Equity, new streets, housing, preservation, and more: Forum #3 for Loretto Heights’ future

The third and final community forum on the future of the Loretto Heights’ campus is tonight, 6 to 8 p.m. in Machebeuf Hall. This process began last year, when Westside Investment Partners purchased the 70-plus-acre spread for about $16 million. The first forum was in January. The city's draft plan is available, and as expected …

And then it went boom.

In March, I posted a piece on the demolition of a 1982 building designed by noted Denver architect William Muchow. The now empty lot, at 990 Bannock Street, will serve as a staging area for another building being constructed at West 10thAvenue and Acoma Street. For several weeks, it became a ritual of swinging by …