The good, the sad, and the murky. Oh, yeah, it’s preservation.

There are days when Denver seems to be a soap opera, dramatic “ups” and upsetting  “downs”. This sensibility especially pertains to preservation in Denver, during the past few weeks and certainly last year. Instead of writing something yesterday that would have been sad and murky, it was a respite to attend a Denver Landmark Preservation …

It didn’t go out with a bang, but not a whimper, either. It’s about preservation.

Last night, Denver City Council approved an updated landmark ordinance more than a year in the making. A task force of 16 people began discussing changes and updates to an ordinance that  was put in place in 1967 and designed to protect Denver’s best buildings. The first task force meeting was in March 2018, and …

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 …

Making changes after 10 months of meeting: Of course.

I will not post an image of Tom’s Diner until everything is sorted out. After all, seeing an image of Tom’s Diner might hurt City Councilwoman Kendra Black’s conscience. Why? Read the first three paragraphs of Donna Bryson’s story in today’s Denverite: “City Councilwoman Kendra Black says her conscience and Tom’s Diner led her to …