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Due to the adoption of the Zero-Emission Vehicle standard by the state's air quality commission last week, there will be a much greater selection of electric vehicles available for interested Colorado consumers. Sales should reach 5% by 2023.
NGT News
3 days ago
The first section of the 5280 Trail, ready for design work in Denver, is already being compared to the High Line in New York City.
The Denver Post
August 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
A developer just bought a Denver-area golf course in the hopes of some day rezoning the site for residential and commercial development. Open space advocates have other ideas, as does the city (for now).
The Denver Post
August 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The question of whether there is space for children in rapidly changing cities was under investigation in two recent studies with somewhat contradictory findings.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
August 4, 2019, 7am PDT
Funding for a $200 million bus rapid transit route on East Colfax Avenue in Denver is well behind schedule.
The Denver Post
July 25, 2019, 7am PDT
More people are using the A-Line, Uber, and Lyft to travel to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). With parking numbers down, DIA has scrapped plans for two new parking garages.
The Denver Post
July 21, 2019, 9am PDT
Rivers are high and drought conditions have been lifted, but experts say that the 19-year drought in Colorado isn't over.
5280
July 16, 2019, 8am PDT
Denver travelers can now access transit schedules and purchase tickets through the Uber app. Uber says increased ticket sales show that integrating rideshare and transit makes sense.
The Denver Post
July 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
The state of Colorado is still a long way from reaching its 2050 commitment, but a move to more renewable energy has the state trending in the right direction.
The Denver Post
July 15, 2019, 7am PDT
In a scathing response to arguments in favor of a "slow growth" ordinance in Lakewood, Colorado, Mike Eliason rebukes the idea that capping growth is a green policy.
Medium
July 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The Interstate 70 expansion project is affecting air quality in surrounding neighborhoods, where chronic illness is prevalent and residents feel their health and safety have not been priorities.
The Denver Post
July 12, 2019, 10am PDT
The LiVE program (short for "live you best life") offers 40 percent discounts on transit rides for qualifying riders.
The Denver Post
July 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
According to an article in The Denver Post, more community land trusts are being created in Colorado to help more find their footing in the housing market.
The Denver Post
July 8, 2019, 8am PDT
Residents of the city of Lakewood have approved a ballot measure that caps annual residential development and requires City Council approval of all developments over 40 units.
The Denver Post
June 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Denver voters have a chance in November to enact a bureaucratic change that could have a big impact on how the city plans and operates its transportation infrastructure.
The Denver Post
June 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
After Denver voters rejected the "Right to Survive" initiative in May, the city is looking for new ways to "do better" for its homeless population.
The Denver Post
June 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Fundraisers have been busy in an effort to defeat the anti-development measures included in Question 200, which will appear before voters in Lakewood, Colorado in July.
The Denver Post
June 11, 2019, 5am PDT
This analysis of the largest metropolitan areas in the country reveals high housing prices spilling over into many parts of the country not located on the coasts.
24/7 Wall St.
May 24, 2019, 8am PDT
Against opposition, the town of Durango, Colorado has successfully found a way to permit accessory dwelling units and legalize those that already existed under the radar.
CityLab
May 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
In September, the city of Longmont, Colorado approved new land use and zoning laws. By April, developers were proposing thousands of residential units and hundreds of thousands of square feet in commercial space.
Times-Call