Colorado

House in Tucson, Arizona

More Western Cities Approve ADUs to Help Relieve Housing Crisis

Proponents of 'granny flats' say they can alleviate housing shortages and help families keep their homes, but others worry that the programs don't do enough to target low- and middle-income property owners.

July 22, 2021 - High Country News

Denver, Colorado

Study: Housing First is a Success in Denver

Results from five years of Denver's Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Initiative show that people and communities benefit from a 'Housing First' approach to homelessness.

July 22, 2021 - Urban Institute

Quiet, mostly empty streets in the RiNo District during Covid-19 stay at home order. River North Arts District

Development Potential Abounds as Pepsi Sells 30-Acre Site in Denver's RiNo Neighborhood

The potential sale of a site currently home to a massive Pepsi bottling facility would be the latest in a series of large real estate moves in the trendy River North Art District, also known as RiNo.

July 18, 2021 - BusinessDen

Underground Parking

Denver Reduces Parking Requirements for Affordable Housing

The zoning change will significantly reduce the cost of building affordable housing developments.

July 13, 2021 - 5280

Denver Golf Course

Denver Voters Will Weigh Open Space Development

Two competing initiatives seek to change city regulations for residential and commercial development on the city's parklands and open spaces.

June 22, 2021 - Denver Post

Colorado River

New Drought Contingencies Triggered for Upper Colorado River States

The latest Bureau of Reclamation report on water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead trigger new drought contingencies in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

May 26, 2021 - Upper Colorado River Commission

Colorado Interstate

Reconciling Highway Investments With Climate Plans

The Colorado Department of Transportation has plans to expand highways, but it also has a mandate to reduce emissions from the state's transportation systems. Is it possible to do both?

May 19, 2021 - Colorado Public Radio

Glen Canyon Dam

Arizona Legislators Want to Ship Mississippi River Stormwater to the Colorado River

With Arizona bearing the brunt of the first round of drought-induced water cuts, with more sure to follow, the Arizona State Legislature is looking over the horizon for potential solutions.

May 13, 2021 - Mohave Valley Daily News

Los Angeles, California

Two Demographic Firsts, Both Losses, for California

The nation's most populous state learned from the Census Bureau last month that it would lose a congressional district for the first time in its history. On Friday, it revealed that 2020 was the first year since 1850 to experience a population loss.

May 10, 2021 - CALmatters

Denver Region

The Changing Demographics of Denver's Suburbs

The Colorado Demographer's Office is projecting big changes for the demographics of the suburban counties and cities surrounding Denver—even as overall growth for the region is expected to slow.

May 9, 2021 - The Denver Post

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