Carmen Court will be reviewed by Denver City Council to decide if the condos will be considered a landmark. At the end of this post, I will clear up a mistake.

On Tuesday, August 4, the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission meeting concerning Carmen Court was well attended. There were some speakers who did not believe Carmen Court should be landmarked. There were more speakers who did believe Carmen Count should be landmarked. One speaker said it needed “a higher bar.” A few also sided with the …

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 …

‘Demolition and development is a form of religion in the last decade.’

The headline above is part of a quote from Sarah McCarthy, a long-time preservation supporter and one of the neighbors involved in rallying the troops to landmark Carmen Court. Lisa Purdy, also another long-time preservation supporter, is heavily involved, too. Purdy said that with the help of a mediator, they hoped to sit down with …

Some things are better when bigger: All of Red Rocks should be a Denver historic district.

At the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission meeting earlier this week, Red Rocks’ new stage cover design was approved. The cover erected in 1988 has drawn complaints for 30 years, and for good reason.  An aspect of the new stage cover elicited some questions, but the commissioners approved the design. (The photo shows the existing cover, …

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 …