Tagged: Colorado Politics

Affordable housing isn’t just an urban issue in Denver — suburban planners are facing it, too

Affordable housing isn’t just an urban issue in Denver — suburban planners are facing it, too

The redevelopment of the former Westminster Mall has been billed as an opportunity to redefine suburban America. A piece of that renewal attacks a growing problem across the Denver metro area: the scarcity of affordable housing.

John Prosser, fierce advocate for Denver’s poor and historic neighborhoods, has died at age 84

John Prosser, fierce advocate for Denver’s poor and historic neighborhoods, has died at age 84

John Prosser had a crystal ball’s ability to predict that Denver would become the city it is today, but he made it a major part of his life’s work to ensure the historic fabric of the city wasn’t lost amid population booms and waves of development.

Colorado releases its proposal pitching the Denver area as Amazon’s second headquarters

Colorado releases its proposal pitching the Denver area as Amazon’s second headquarters

Colorado’s pitch to entice Amazon for a second headquarters is a mere 23 pages, excluding the appendix — a surprisingly concise document that officials believe is just enough for the Seattle conglomerate to make its decision.

Colorado releases its proposal pitching the Denver area as Amazon’s second headquarters

Colorado releases its proposal pitching the Denver area as Amazon’s second headquarters

Colorado’s pitch to entice Amazon for a second headquarters is a mere 23 pages, excluding the appendix — a surprisingly concise document that officials believe is just enough for the Seattle conglomerate to make its decision.

Jeffco commissioner Don Rosier stepping down to head Sterling Ranch buildout in Douglas County

Jeffco commissioner Don Rosier stepping down to head Sterling Ranch buildout in Douglas County

Jefferson County commissioner Don Rosier [cq comment=”cqcq”]will step down from his position in January to take over as general manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board, where he will oversee operations at the 12,000-home master-planned community in Douglas County.

Jeffco commissioner Don Rosier stepping down to head Sterling Ranch buildout in Douglas County

Jeffco commissioner Don Rosier stepping down to head Sterling Ranch buildout in Douglas County

Jefferson County commissioner Don Rosier will step down from his position in January to take over as general manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board, where he will oversee operations at the 12,000-home master-planned community in Douglas County.

Green Roof Initiative holds slight lead in early Denver voter returns

Green Roof Initiative holds slight lead in early Denver voter returns

Early returns Tuesday showed the Denver’s Green Roof Initative, a far-reaching measure that would require rooftop gardens on most new buildings (and some existing ones) with at least 25,000 square feet of floor area, has a slight “yes” lead.

Denver Green Roof Initiative backers cautiously declare victory as measure holds a small-but-growing lead

Denver Green Roof Initiative backers cautiously declare victory as measure holds a small-but-growing lead

Early returns Tuesday showed the Denver’s Green Roof Initative, a far-reaching measure that would require rooftop gardens on most new buildings (and some existing ones) with at least 25,000 square feet of floor area, has a slight “yes” lead.

Effort to limit new home building still kicking in Lakewood as metro area housing shortage persists

Effort to limit new home building still kicking in Lakewood as metro area housing shortage persists

An effort to limit the amount of new home construction in Lakewood is still alive despite multiple legal challenges to the proposed measure at the city level and now in district court.

Effort to limit new home building still kicking in Lakewood as metro area housing shortage persists

Effort to limit new home building still kicking in Lakewood as metro area housing shortage persists

An effort to limit the amount of new home construction in Lakewood is still alive despite multiple legal challenges to the proposed measure at the city level and now in district court.