Tagged: Politics

Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park

Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park

The audacious plan was hatched in secret. In the 1920s, John D. Rockefeller Jr. – son of the Standard Oil founder, ardent conservationist and one of America’s richest men – agreed to surreptitiously acquire thousands of acres of breathtaking scenery around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and donate them to the federal government for a national park.

Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

In Manhattan, where Donald Trump built his empire, prices for condos in buildings bearing his gilded name are falling in the first year of his presidency.

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.

Thornton Topgolf project moves a step closer to development at Larkridge Retail Center

Thornton Topgolf project moves a step closer to development at Larkridge Retail Center

A planned Topgolf complex in Thornton took a step forward Tuesday night with city council approval of a resolution looking at a new location in the Larkridge Retail Center.

Thornton Topgolf project moves a step closer to development at Larkridge Retail Center

Thornton Topgolf project moves a step closer to development at Larkridge Retail Center

A planned Topgolf complex in Thornton took a step forward Tuesday night with city council approval of a resolution looking at a new location in the Larkridge Retail Center.

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.

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.

Lafayette may extend moratorium on new senior housing, cites demand on emergency services

Lafayette may extend moratorium on new senior housing, cites demand on emergency services

Developers keen to jump into Lafayette’s growing senior housing boom may have to wait a bit longer. The city may extend is moratorium on new senior-oriented housing because of an outsized demand for emergency services.

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.