A coffee house will be part of Welton Street, in a building that faced demolition. But now it has a new life.

The photograph above shows a boarded-up home that looks really sad. After someone tried to burn it down, it was left to sit there for a few years. The home had been used as a homeless shelter for a while, and there were fears that it would need to be torn down. It has hung …

The stories on metropolitan districts are eye-opening, to say the least.

I had heard about metropolitan districts throughout the metro Denver area, and learned more when the metropolitan district was created to fund work on the Loretto Heights campus. The Loretto Heights Area Plan sailed through the Denver Planning Board, and then on to Denver City Council, with crucial information found in the “Service Plan for …

Denver’s planners have kicked up a storm, and it has nothing to do with snow.

The Neighborhood Planning Initiative devised by Denver’s Department of Community Development and Planning has launched plans in the pipeline that have stirred up a lot of conversation. Deciding not to try to go anywhere this morning, it was a good time to focus on the plans that are in the works for changes in Denver. …

Dear Denver: Put your money where your mouth is. After all, your big plans for Denver talk a lot about the need for open space.

This morning, I almost fell out of my chair reading The Denver Post’s editorial, headlined “Denver must protect Park Hill open space.” This piece came on the heels of an opinion column in the Post by former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, which had the headline “Webb: Park Hill Golf Course land can and must be …

A carriage house? A granny flat? An Accessory Dwelling Unit? Your call.

It’s whatever you want to call it: a small home built on the same lot as the owner’s own home. In my neighborhood, there are carriage houses here and there, dating from the time when people in Denver needed a place to store a carriage. Fast forward many decades, and more and more Denver residents …

Sometimes election news has to share the space with a golf course

After sitting through several hours of meetings yesterday, when I returned home I flipped on the laptop to learn some of the results of yesterday’s elections. What I also found was that the Park Hill Golf Course saga was continuing with a new twist. Sometimes it’s better to be an observer, rather than a player. …