Tagged: Denver Politics

700 homes in 5 years: Metro Denver homeownership initiative has raised $24 million to help low-income families

700 homes in 5 years: Metro Denver homeownership initiative has raised $24 million to help low-income families

By forming the Elevation Community Land Trust to make homeownership more affordable for more people, its backers aim to create the largest community land trust in Colorado.

In deal fostered by Denver, 150 affordable apartments could rise at soon-to-be-vacated CDOT headquarters

In deal fostered by Denver, 150 affordable apartments could rise at soon-to-be-vacated CDOT headquarters

Affordably priced apartments and retail could sprout from the site of the soon-to-be-vacated headquarters of the Colorado Department of Transportation in southeast Denver.

Home values are spiking wildly in west Denver. Are hundreds of backyard cottages part of the affordability solution?

Home values are spiking wildly in west Denver. Are hundreds of backyard cottages part of the affordability solution?

The idea of building secondary homes on single-family properties is gaining cachet among affordable housing advocates, and one budding program aims to build hundreds in west Denver.

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.

From an illegal pot grow to Lyft: Steam on the Platte’s tenants shift as Denver neighborhood undergoes major face-lift

From an illegal pot grow to Lyft: Steam on the Platte’s tenants shift as Denver neighborhood undergoes major face-lift

Sun Valley, flush with bond money and $30 million in federal grant funding, is set to undergo a face-lift unlike any other Denver neighborhood. The mixed-use Steam on the Platte project shows the private sector will be part of it.

From an illegal pot grow to Lyft: Steam on the Platte’s tenants shift as Denver neighborhood undergoes major face-lift

From an illegal pot grow to Lyft: Steam on the Platte’s tenants shift as Denver neighborhood undergoes major face-lift

Sun Valley, flush with bond money and $30 million in federal grant funding, is set to undergo a face-lift unlike any other Denver neighborhood. The mixed-use Steam on the Platte project shows the private sector will be part of it.

It’s official: Denver Green Roof Initiative will take root, affecting city development

It’s official: Denver Green Roof Initiative will take root, affecting city development

Denver Green Roof Initiative’s margin of victory settled at 8.6 percentage points, according to final unofficial results.

As Green Roof Initiative heads to probable victory, Denver’s mayor — an opponent — turns to implementation

As Green Roof Initiative heads to probable victory, Denver’s mayor — an opponent — turns to implementation

Mayor Michael Hancock opposed the Denver Green Roof Initiative but said Wednesday morning that its probable passage was spurring his administration to consider how it will implement the new requirements.

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.