That sick feeling when an RFP goes awry

I’ve been catching up on news in Denver since I returned yesterday, and the Colorado Convention Center situation has continued to attract my attention. There have been numerous stories on the problem: an official of the owner’s representative, or program manager, Dallas-based developer Trammell Crow, allegedly gave information to Mortenson Construction, one of the three …

As SCFD turns 30, some still have questions

Today’s Denverite carries an in-depth story about where the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District money actually goes to cultural and scientific organizations in the seven-county district. As you might expect, most of the money goes to groups in the City and County of Denver because the big cultural and scientific organizations are in Denver. This …

When a black hole suddenly gets filled up

“Massive sections of Denver saw redevelopment in the late 1990s. The conversion of Lowry Air Force Base and Stapleton International Airport into residential neighborhoods is probably the most visible transformation. And the inner-ring neighborhoods (Highlands) and former industrial areas (RiNo) have come alive through infill projects and creative new development. But the Central Platte Valley …

A sad, sad story

At the end of a busy pre-holiday weekend, it was good to start poking through Sunday’s New York Times. I pulled out the Sunday magazine, and saw a cover photo of Max Harris. It grabbed me. So did the headline: In the Ashes of Ghost Ship, by Katherine Weil. (The image here is on the …

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 …