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Backlash to Growth: Not everyone is crazy about soaring metro Denver expansion

Author: Jessica Machetta - December 26, 2017 - Updated: December 27, 2017

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Jack Keener is a Denver native who feels like he’s being robbed of his city, and he’s not alone. The 51-year-old McDonald’s manager walked out of the public library in Lincoln Park, lit a cigarette and made his way past a new apartment complex being built just across the parking lot. The new construction cuts the view of downtown Denver. Cranes slice into Colorado’s iconic blue sky as construction workers in yellow vests craft yet another multilevel contemporary building with straight lines and efficient use of space.

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Jessica Machetta