Tagged: Local Politics

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is against Green Roof Initiative, says it “goes too far too fast”

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is against Green Roof Initiative, says it “goes too far too fast”

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is opposing a citizen initiative on the November ballot that would require most new city buildings of at least 25,000 square feet to have gardens, solar panels or other “green roof” components, saying it “goes too far too fast.”

Denver 2017 election guide: A $937 million bond package and the Green Roof Initiative are on the ballot

Denver 2017 election guide: A $937 million bond package and the Green Roof Initiative are on the ballot

The nine city measures facing voters on Denver’s ballot for the Nov. 7 election might appear cumbersome, but they really boil down to three overarching questions.

New Denver affordable housing plan faces questions about how city will help residents being pushed out

New Denver affordable housing plan faces questions about how city will help residents being pushed out

Denver city officials on Friday unveiled the full version of a proposed five-year housing strategy, but they immediately faced questions about whether the plan sufficiently helps residents at risk of being pushed out by rising costs.

New Denver affordable housing plan faces questions about how city will help residents being pushed out

New Denver affordable housing plan faces questions about how city will help residents being pushed out

Denver city officials on Friday unveiled the full version of a proposed five-year housing strategy, but they immediately faced questions about whether the plan sufficiently helps residents at risk of being pushed out by rising costs.

City Council approves new historic district in northwest Denver after hearing unexpected backlash

City Council approves new historic district in northwest Denver after hearing unexpected backlash

A divided Denver City Council approved the creation of a new historic district early Tuesday after hearing a swell of controversy that gave some members pause.

Should it be easier to build a “granny flat” in Boulder? City council exploring method to increase density, housing

Should it be easier to build a “granny flat” in Boulder? City council exploring method to increase density, housing

It’s not illegal to establish an accessory dwelling unit in Boulder, but it’s not easy. The city council may ease the rules, but some members are worried about the political cost of calling for greater density in the city.

Denver’s new affordable housing plan details how it might spend its $150 million fund

Denver’s new affordable housing plan details how it might spend its $150 million fund

Denver city officials could pursue community land trusts, help its partners buy up small-scale apartment buildings and promote the building of accessory dwelling units under a proposed five-year housing plan.

Denver’s new affordable housing plan details how it might spend its $150 million fund

Denver’s new affordable housing plan details how it might spend its $150 million fund

The city of Denver could pursue community land trusts and help its partners buy up small apartment buildings under a five-year proposal to create and maintain affordable housing for thousands of residents struggling to stay in the city.

Lakewood clerk strikes down challenge to initiative limiting housing growth

Lakewood clerk strikes down challenge to initiative limiting housing growth

An effort to disqualify a measure proposed for the November ballot that would limit new home construction in Lakewood was turned aside by the city Monday.

National Western Center’s longtime shepherd departs as $1.1 billion Denver project nears construction

National Western Center’s longtime shepherd departs as $1.1 billion Denver project nears construction

The longtime director of Denver’s National Western Center project will depart as the $1.1 billion undertaking is primed for the start of its demolition, environmental cleanup and construction phases.