“I see our city disappearing,” says everyone in Denver who has lived here for a while.

Well, it’s true, right? Since there was a choice between COVID and the Olympics, I took a different path last night. Watching the public hearing at the Denver City Council meeting on Channel 8 was the topic of designating La Alma Lincoln Park as an historic cultural district. That was the best choice, believe me, …

The city wants to hire a City Urban Designer for Denver, like other cities have done. What could go wrong here? Or is it just confusing?

Last week, the magazine Modern in Denver (and other outlets) posted a press release said: “The department (i.e., the city’s Department of Community Planning and Development) will hire a City Urban Designer to lead and champion this effort." The new person will report directly to and work with the Executive Director of Community Planning and Development, i.e., Laura …

Amendment Y and Amendment Z seemed like a great idea. Since it was part of the 2018 election, continue it for the future. But, there is a clock ticking.

This morning, I watched Denver Mayor Michael Hancock deliver his 11th address about the State of the City. Quick, like 25 minutes, what the city will do for the homeless; violent crime; the economy and equity; $450 for infrastructure for a bonding package (including money for a new arena in the National Western Center); marijuana and …

Just because the Denver7 Building is now what some people wanted (like me) to save that building. Instead, we will have Society Denver, and may I say, it probably will be special.

And why? Let’s look at Society Denver, which was written about in BusinessDen, the Denver Business Journal, Colorado Politics, and Mile High CRE this week. Those of us who wanted to save that Brutalist building, the moneyed people made things happen to find a way to scrape it, and the Denver City Council had no interest in it. (Big surprise.)  At …

Let’s put it this way: La Alma Lincoln Park has been scrutinized by so many agencies in the City and County of Denver, it’s like going to a doctor.

And the next time we see a discussion about La Alma Lincoln Park, it will be on August 2 before the Denver City Council. If this is not a slam dunk, I just cannot imagine it will not move forward. Last Wednesday, the Denver Planning Board members had some questions, with the quorum of five, …

La Alma Lincoln Park went before the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission last week, and it was … thoughtful.

La Alma Lincoln Park is striving to be Denver's second cultural district, after the Welton Street cultural district was created years ago. Now a second cultural district has a lengthy application designation that is a great read. The history? There is plenty of that, but the homes, stretching back into the late 1870s, are Italianate …

Perhaps I am the only bozo who sits through numerous Zoom meetings to learn what is going on at A.) Loretto Heights, and B.) the Park Hill Golf Course.

But I will hang on to the bitter end/s.  Westside Investment Partners has different places and different approaches. There’s the Park Hill Golf Course, and then there is Loretto Heights. That’s a lot of land put together for one developer.  One property has been pretty much supported and hailed by those in the neighboring area …

I never thought I would find plastic bags so evocative. But they are whirling around the dome of the Colorado State Capitol like a fluffy moon.

Yes, the plastic bag ban and plastic foam container ban will happen, but it will take some time. Here’s the timeline: Approved timeline for plastic bans January 2023 - January 2024: 10-cent fee imposed on paper, plastic bagsJanuary 2024: Single-use plastic bags banned at most stores unless the store still has a surplus of plastic …

If you had not heard about the Tulsa Race Massacre before this week, you certainly have heard about now.

That’s because there have been stories and documentaries for more over a week – as it should be -- so people understand the terror that struck the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa a century ago. Today, President Biden is meeting with survivors of the 1921 attack by a white mob that destroyed a prosperous Black neighborhood …

Remember the brouhaha in February 2020, when the former person in the White House decided that all new federal buildings should follow “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again”?

Well, that was a question, but it didn’t make much sense. The people who had been put on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., wanted to bow to the previous president. There was “explicit language endorsing ‘Spanish colonial and other Mediterranean styles generally found in Florida,’ thus including Trump’s privately owned Mar-a-Lago …