Reading — or skimming — is fundamental when it comes to city plans

Tonight, Denver’s City Council will hold a public hearing on two of the city’s new plans to address growth, equity, design, climate change, and other issues facing the future:  Comprehensive Plan 2040, and Blueprint Denver, a supplement to the plan. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Over the past three years, the plans have been …

Help here, help there: Denver’s auditor reports a ‘fragmented’ approach to helping the homeless

How many cooks can fit in the kitchen? That age-old question also applies when numerous funders are trying to help the homeless in Denver. Today, Westword posted a story on a new report from the office of Denver’s auditor about the city’s ineffective approach to help its homeless population. The focus is on  Denver’s Road Home …

Play ball: May “Evolution of the Ball” stay in the picture

Last July, noted artist Lonnie Hanzon learned that his popular public art piece – The Evolution of the Ball – was headed for storage as the Colorado Rockies began the process of turning the West Lot into a giant complex, including residential units, a hotel, and a plaza with retail and restaurants. In response, Hanzon …

The Bauhaus at 100 celebrates history, design, Herbert Bayer, and Aspen

My first trip to Aspen was in 1986, to interview a superb singer who was going to perform at a royal wedding. She was part of the Aspen Music Festival and School. Sitting in the music tent and soaking in her performance, walking around the campus seeing students everywhere, being struck by the beauty of …

Maybe navigating Denver’s construction zones will now be less risky. Sort of.

Last October, my city council representative sent out an email listing changes the city’s Public Works’ executive director was considering for construction zone rules. The idea was to offer safer paths for pedestrians, to require contractors to find a place for construction workers to park and not take over street parking, and to implement other …