The New Mile High City

Many plans are underway in rethinking Denver's future -- from a new light rail service to high-density developments and new, mixed-use neighborhoods.
December 7, 2005, 8am PST | Brenda Meyer
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

"During the past decade, a small but growing army of progressive developers, planners and politicians â€" particularly Denver’s mayor, John Hickenlooper â€" have put their money where their mouths are. They’ve turned one defunct airport into a vibrant community, and are doing the same with a second. They’ve demolished 1960s-era shopping malls, such as Villa Italia and Cinderella City, and replaced them with apartments and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. They’ve transformed aging warehouses into a trendy residential and commercial hotspot. And they’ve constructed a modest light-rail network.

Call it SimCity, the New Urbanism edition."

Full Story:
Published on Monday, November 14, 2005 in High Country News
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email