Denver's Daring Makeover of America's Biggest Infill Site

Can a new urban infill neighborhood being developed by Forest City on the site of Denver's retired Stapleton Airport teach America how to rebuild communities on a new scale?
August 23, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Can a single real estate development show Americans how to shed pounds, live healthy, generate community, create a sustainable environment, house millionaires and working class families in a single block, open urban schools that the middle class likes, sprout big box retail stores and small neighborhood centers -- and make money?", asks veteran urban affairs columnist, Neal Peirce.

"In an America plagued by exclusionary zoning and gated communities, Stapleton's apparently aiming not just for physical, but social health. You have to conclude that if it works, we all win."

Thanks to Michael Leccese

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Published on Sunday, August 22, 2004 in The Washington Post Writers Group


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