June 18, 2009, 7am PDT
At 27 years old, Denver's 16th Street Mall is in need of an upgrade. A team of consultants has recently released their recommendation of what needs to be done to rehabilitate one of Denver's premier public spaces.
June 10, 2009, 1pm PDT
In preparation for CNU 17 in Denver, the hometown paper published three op-eds on the importance of new urbanism, how it is changing development throughout the country, Denver's stellar role in it, and examples of it being put to use in the region.
May 8, 2009, 2pm PDT
Frustrated with dog poop in his neighborhood park, a Denver resident has initiated a program that places locally-sponsored poop bagging and disposal kiosks in parks throughout the city.
April 6, 2009, 10am PDT
Following the path of only a few other attractive cities and regions, Denver is seeing an influx of whites while the suburbs are becoming increasingly racially & ethnically integrated.
March 1, 2009, 7am PST
The City of Denver plans to spend more than $15 million over the next decade to purchase real estate near mass transit.
December 14, 2008, 5am PST
In an effort to revitalize the local economy, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has announced a plan to fast-track more than 200 construction projects in the city.
November 3, 2008, 6am PST
While home values in the rest of the region decline, homes near Denver's light rail system have experienced an increase in values over the past two years.
May 6, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>From unemployment to rising rents to widespread foreclosures, many major problems face Americans. In his latest column, Neal Peirce argues that planners are the ones who can formulate a broad solution.</p>
February 21, 2008, 9am PST
<p>The use of eminent domain by the Denver-area Regional Transportation District is coming under increasing scrutiny from homeowners and public officials.</p>
February 9, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Eminent domain usage by the Denver area transit authority may be severely limited by a law that specifies land seizures be made only for "public transit purposes". This may prevent takings for such uses as parking lots and TOD.</p>
January 7, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>In this column, Neal Peirce argues that the country needs to take a step back in time to the regulations and policies of the early 1970s to solve the current mortgage meltdown.</p>
November 25, 2007, 7am PST
<p>A landowner who insisted on selling his property to a local municipality at the market rate had his land seized through eminent domain. Many are calling for a condemnation of the city's action.</p>
September 19, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>In an effort to avoid the extra costs associated with electrifying trains and building overhead wiring systems, transportation planners are backing a plan to develop a 41-mil commuter rail line in Denver with diesel-powered trains.</p>
August 31, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>In a trend being seen across the country, a 316-unit apartment complex will soon replace one of the last remaining drive-in movie theaters in the state of Colorado.</p>
August 26, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The electrification of proposed rail lines in Denver has broad support, but the measure would greatly increase the project's cost and could limit future expansion.</p>
July 12, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Floor to ceiling glass walls are replacing balconies and terraces in many new high-rise residential projects.</p>
May 30, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>FasTracks, the Denver metro area's plan to add over 100 miles of rail service, is forcing once suburban communities to consider higher density development.</p>
April 18, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority, owner of Colorado's newest toll road (opened 2003), has finalized the bid for leasing the 11-mile road after revenue did not match expectations.</p>
December 1, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>Redevelopment plans for Denver's Union Station could create a hub for a regional transit system that connects the growing Rocky Mountain region.</p>
November 7, 2006, 7am PST
<p>Plans for a $1 billion eco-research campus and housing village, complete with a futuristic guided rail transit system, are underway in Fort Collins, Colorado.</p>