To top it off, the grocery store will be temporarily closing soon. But thankfully, this is a short-term problem.
The agency’s brownfields program just came into lots of new money. And they want rural and small-town Colorado to help spend it.
I’m pretty sure I unintentionally helped gentrify a neighborhood in the 1970s before gentrification was a word. My then-husband and I bought a house in a tired neighborhood in Vancouver, Wash., cleaned, painted and refurbished it, and sold it a year later for a 19 percent profit. That put another $6,000 in our pockets to […]
Carolyn Chavez has called Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood home for 66 years. It’s where she raised six children, and eventually, five of her 10 grandchildren. For decades, she watched friends and family move elsewhere; neighborhood children go off to college or fall into the grips of addiction. She was there when the new Mile High […]
Mayra Martinez can roll out of bed in an apartment that’s among the newest construction in Denver’s Westwood neighborhood and slip behind her desk at the law firm across the street in a matter of minutes. She pays a little over $1,000 a month for the one-bedroom space, utilities included. That’s a bargain in the […]
For years, the low building on the corner of 22nd and California streets covered an entire half-block with a structure that barely warranted a second glance. It was a bland mash-up of what used to be three distinct buildings, long since connected to create an 18,000-square-foot space while its exterior brick, devoid of identifying signs, […]