“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 …

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 …

The month of May traditionally is devoted to preservation, but in Denver, be careful. However, La Alma Lincoln Park, there is a glimmer of hope to save history, memory, and architecture.

Still smarting over the unfortunate scrape of the Channel7 Building, it takes a while to clear out the anger, so it was necessary to wander around Denver last week to seeing what is going on – and up or down. But yesterday, it was time to drive around La Alma Lincoln Park to get a …

If there is a chance the applicants and the owners could come together, it would mean that the Channel7 building could be re-used. Something else could still be built on the rest of the property, and it could be even taller.

Call it horse-trading, but it was not totally kumbaya. However: From the beginning, the three people want to save the Channel7 building to undergo adaptive re-use. Save the exterior, and figure out a new interior for a new use.  The Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met Tuesday to decide whether the Channel7 octagonal building …

When people stand up to remember dark times, such as Amache, the World War II internment camp is getting more support in Congress from two Colorado representatives. The push began in 2006, so…

MCA Denver was located in a renovated fish market in Sakura Square, before there was land donated for the museum on Delgany Street. Visiting the museum in Sakura Square was great because it was in a part of Denver that had a special meaning. What intrigued me was a bust of Governor Ralph Carr, who …

Learning from others is important, especially when Latino and Chicano residents know their history in Denver — and today.

This past Saturday morning, Denver’s Community Planning and Development (CPD) held a Zoom meeting, and about 70 people were online.  The idea was to come up with information to bolster history, like how Latino and Chicano residents came to Denver and how they created their neighborhoods, and how they struggled for their rights and dignity. …

The South Ramp at Red Rocks will be demolished once there is enough information to build a new one.

Back in July 2019 – which seems a century ago – there was a lengthy Denver Landmark Preservation Commission meeting to deal with the demolishing of the South Ramp at Red Rocks. It was a way for people who were heading up to the amphitheatre, but the ramp was growing old, and city officials were …