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 …

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 …

Now more groups want to get on board to deal with the Denver7 Building. Before, it seemed so simple, but not now.

Monday night, May 3, there was a quick reference to the Denver7 Building, a precursor to the public hearing on Monday, May 10. District 10 Council Representative Chris Hinds spoke up because the Denver7 Building is in his district, at 123 Speer Boulevard.  He said that he had talked to the press about this issue, …

Newspapers now usually don’t write very much about a preservation issue, but when they do, it can be eye-opening.

That’s eye-opening because in a story in today’s Denver Post, the first paragraph reads: “The brute stands five stories tall at the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Lincoln Street in Denver, wrapped in panels of red Colorado sandstone and concrete, its grids of rectangular windows facing every direction but north.” Brute? Really? Like the Incredible Hulk or …

For scooters and bikes, the third charm on Tuesday’s council committee meeting to move the contracts to the full Denver City Council.

The continuing saga concerns what the city should do about launching a new type of program involving scooters and bikes. Yesterday, the third committee meeting sounded sort of the same, but not completely. As before, the presentations to the Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure committee were given by those who work in the Department of …

David and Goliath can continue to discuss the future of the Channel7 building, but then when it goes to city council, do you want a building — or a plaque?

Yesterday’s Denver Landmark Preservation Commission meeting had a strange vibe when it came to the public hearing involving a tower at 123 Speer Boulevard. An owner-opposed application is always a long haul, and when the owner has the ability and wealth to seek support, the process can become less than pleasant. Of course, going to …

Those with no housing in Denver suffer, especially as the rents and prices have ballooned. But this is not new.

In the early years of Denver, having no housing was bad, and much worse. A two-part piece titled Homeless in Denver was in the newsletter for the Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy Department. The author is Alex Hernandez, a reference librarian in that department -- and the beginning is beyond bleak. (This department, which …

Why is it that developers or owners decide to submit the most totally crummy photographs in Denver’s application to tear a building down?

Perhaps, it’s because those who deal with the city’s Certificate of Demolition Eligibility process and their application submissions should be replaced by another apartment building? After all, submitting the kill-the-building application costs $250, while the three people who must cough up $875 because they are not owners of the building/s. An owner who wants to have …

“The cheese grater. Coarse.”

Dezeen Weekly is a good read, even though it sometimes can be snarky when commenters take on a building or an interior.  This week’s Dezeen included a building to be constructed in Denver. Jeanne Gang’s Populus – the three-sided hotel building to be located on West Colfax Avenue -- is sort of a surprise. What is unusual, architecture and design online posting usually takes us around …

Talk about dereliction of duty: I am supposed to be working on a project, but this week I’m glued to the television.

Taking a break is because viewing the videos over the past three days has been making nightmares.  So for a change, I’ve read (and watched) something easier on the heart. A family that owns the Axton Ranch that straddles Jefferson and Gilpin counties is donating 450 acres to create a mountain park for Denver. It’s …