urban planning 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.


Ramsey ScottRamsey ScottAugust 2, 20164min128

A proposed development near the RiNo Art District in Denver is looking for the city to approve a metropolitan district to help pay for the almost $58 million in infrastructure and construction of parking for the project. The Midtown Metropolitan District would serve about 17 acres on Brighton Boulevard between 41st and 43rd Streets just south of the National Western Stock Show Complex if approved by City Council. The development, by Westfield Company along with other partners, would be a mixed-use project that included 500,000 square feet of office space, 125,000 square feet of retail, hotel and 600 total units of rental or for-sale apartments with about 100 being discounted “artists rental housing.”