urban development Archives - Colorado Politics

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.


Adam McCoyAdam McCoyJune 2, 201610min118

At a banquet dinner in his honor May 25, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was given the moniker — “the heart and soul of Denver.” And, it’s no wonder. As the mile high city’s principal executive, Hancock has navigated Denver through a period of rapid growth during his nearly five years at the helm. The city is thriving and burgeoning — Denver’s economy is booming and dynamic, attracting droves of new residents and undergoing a cosmetic facelift of sorts in historic neighborhoods, to the dismay of some residents. The city has been on showcase nationally for its recreational marijuana commerce, job creation and overall growth.