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 …

Carmen Court is still in play, which has been dissected for about 6 months. But now…

The David-and-Goliath drama focused on Carmen Court that began in April, and now it is October.  In one corner: David is the trio that submitted an application to save Carmen Court, when it was posted about the eligibility for demolition. The Denver Landmark Preservation Commission noted that that complex had value. In a different corner: …

We may not see Carmen Court again for 90 days, unless something happens. Or sooner.

This morning, the Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure committee discussed the extension for about 5-ish minutes, so that owners and applicants may look for a plan for Carmen Court’s future.  The extension would last for 45 days until it goes back to that committee to October 13. Then, about 2 hours and 30 minutes later, …

Carmen Court will be reviewed by Denver City Council to decide if the condos will be considered a landmark. At the end of this post, I will clear up a mistake.

On Tuesday, August 4, the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission meeting concerning Carmen Court was well attended. There were some speakers who did not believe Carmen Court should be landmarked. There were more speakers who did believe Carmen Count should be landmarked. One speaker said it needed “a higher bar.” A few also sided with the …

What a difference between summer of 2019 and summer of 2020. It feels like five years ago.

Last year, the summer featured a hard-fought mayoral election and a spate of preservation issues that made the news. This year, the summer is featuring a pandemic, a series of heart-felt protests working to make change in equity, and a more quiet scene in terms of preservation issues  (though not totally). If you recall, last …