We Are The NIMBYs

Why is a Denver neighborhood organization so eager to spread the word about a locally unwanted land use?
April 25, 2006, 7am PDT | David Gest
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"...Park Hill was the first integrated community in the area...Before the 1965 Department of Housing and Urban Development's Title VIII Fair Housing Act so much as whispered the notion of socio-economic diversity, a Park Hill resident and state rep introduced a Colorado state fair-housing law."

"But it's not like I didn't see the warning signs [of the neighborhood's recent change]. The increase in lacrosse sticks. The surge in horrific McMansions taking over Park Hill's empty lots, despite our noble vandalism efforts at the construction sites. The flight of old-time residents to Stapleton, allowing new Country Club maggots to infest the area. And now a bigoted collection of surface liberals calling themselves Montview Watch."

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Published on Thursday, April 20, 2006 in Denver Westword
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