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Adam McCoyAdam McCoyMay 24, 20175min143

Denver International Airport is onboarding a new advertising firm in what it has coined as the next step in the evolution of its advertising and marketing approach. The idea behind the maturing effort is to tackle advertising for the entire airport under an umbrella approach, coupling all services offered into one marketing campaign, said Stacey Stegman, senior vice president of communications for DIA. Moving to one agency, instead of multiple entities working in silos, will make for a more coordinated marketing effort.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 24, 20177min129

One proposed amendment to Denver's small lot parking exemption was not viewed favorably by the city's Community Planning and Development department, as a lengthy dispute over how the city should approach the issue continues. In August, City Council approved a seven-month moratorium on the zoning code’s small zone lot parking exemption for certain projects. The moratorium was proposed by Councilmen Albus Brooks and Paul Kashmann. Due to a lack of consensus on how to proceed when the moratorium was to expire this month, a 60-day extension was recently approved by the Council.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 17, 20178min153

A small, fledgling, informal group of Denver residents wants to "bring the voice of yes" to the city as it considers how to address growth-related issues like affordable housing, transportation and parking, according to the group's "unofficial leader." Part of a small but growing nationwide movement called Yes In My Backyard, YIMBY Denver formed after a Boulder gathering last summer, said Ian Harwick, a Denver resident since 2000 who has lived in Colorado since he was six months old.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 2, 20168min185

Close to 2,200 taxi, shuttle and limousine drivers will likely face fewer regulations in the New Year, when the City and County of Denver is expected to stop requiring them to qualify for and obtain “Herdic” licenses. Such licenses were named for the Herdic cab, a horse-drawn carriage invented by Peter Herdicin in 1881. Herdic cabs were designed as passenger vehicles for public transportation, often painted bright yellow, and were predecessors to the modern taxi cab. The Denver City Council's Business, Arts, Workforce and Aeronautical Services Committee, at its Wednesday, Nov. 30, meeting, sent an ordinance repealing the Herdic license portion of the municipal code to the full council for consideration. Once approved, the city attorney's office will drop an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court of a state preemption ruling against the city regarding the rules and regulations.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 2, 20167min168

The City and County of Denver's dedicated, permanent, affordable housing fund and program is on track to debut next fall, with new staff members hired, a 23-member advisory committee formed and short- and long-range plans, a City Council committee was told Wednesday, Nov. 30. Rick Padilla, housing director in the Office of Economic Development, and Laura Brudzynski, a community development staffer in the office, updated the Safety, Housing, Education and Homeless Committee on those efforts.