What is the future of the Loretto Heights campus? Making me nervous

The fate of the historic Loretto Heights campus, at the now-shuttered Colorado Heights University, is again in the spotlight. Not only is there a steering committee mulling the future of the Loretto Heights campus, but there also is a series of community meetings set to begin in January. Loretto Heights was a high school for …

Denver’s ‘style’ is an evolutionary experience

This morning brought a surprise: a piece in Denverite addressing the architectural styles found in Denver. Actually, it was not a total surprise. Last week, I sat down with reporter Donna Bryson to discuss Denver’s architectural evolution, shaped by fires and floods, influences from  Chicago’s ground-breaking buildings and architects the impact of out-of-town architects during …

Another Denver neighborhood will come to grips with a new era of development

There has been a lot of coverage concerning the Denver City Council’s decision to approve rezoning to allow a mixed-use development on the site of the old Colorado Department of Transportation Headquarters campus. I had not visited the CDOT building for years, so I drove there yesterday to take a look. It is surrounded by …

When neighborhoods felt the sting of redlining

Usually, someone goes to view an exhibition, but “Undesign the Redline,” at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, is an exhibition you read. Believe, me: I am not complaining. On three walls, this interactive exhibition presents a sweeping view of how federal agencies and insurance underwriters began to promote segregation based on the condition of …

For SCFD, those pennies add up over 30 years of supporting the arts

Last week, the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts revealed its new economic activity study pertaining to data gathered in 2017 on the impact the arts have in our state. The major “wow” was the economic activity in the arts and cultural sectors: $1.9 billion. That’s an 8% increase over the data collected in 2015. …

So don’t say there’s nothing to do in Denver, OK?

The arts in Metro Denver help light a fire under our economy. With big bucks, actually. This morning, the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) gathered the cultural and political tribes to learn the results of the biennial Economic Activity Study 2017 information gathered from 2017. The dollar amounts are impressive: The total economic …