Denver City Council made some history last night when it approved changes to the city's landmark ordinance -- changes inspired by a University of Colorado student's attempt last summer to stymie the redevelopment of the old Gates Rubber factory by having the remaining buildings declared a landmark.
Auraria has been around for a long time -- longer than Colorado has been an actual state -- but it's changed quite a bit since 1858. It started out as Auraria Township, a pioneer settlement that served as a popular destination during the gold rush; the root of the name comes from the Latin word for ... More >>
A lengthy administrative battle over a 42-unit apartment complex, to be built on the corner of a historic block of grand single-family homes on the south end of Capitol Hill, appears to be just about over. But opponents of the 777 Emerson Lofts say the review of the ever-evolving project by the Denv ... More >>
"What is that thing at the end of your block?" For the last year, that's been a regular query from people heading to Highland -- from I-25, from Speer Boulevard, from 15th Street -- who inevitably catch sight of the imposing structure that now stands at the edge of the bluff overlooking the h ... More >>
Large photo below."We need more oversized condos," reads the message scrawled on a hearing notice posted outside a historic home in the 2900 block of Umatilla Street at the edge of Highland. "Thanks, developers." But save some gratitude for the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission, which ... More >>
At this moment, I would be watching the sun come up -- but my view to the east is blocked by a huge construction project, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I'm not complaining -- the old tree that used to be on that lot blocked my view, too, until the new owners cho ... More >>
Architect Ed White changed the way the world looks at Denver -- not just through his architectural designs, but through his friendship with Jack Kerouac. That friendship is documented in the form of Tim Gray, a White-like character in On The Road, as well as in the structure of the book itself. Ba ... More >>
Although all eyes are on the action in D.C. this week, there's plenty going on in Denver. It starts with the MLK Marade today, when this city hosts the country's largest annual gathering (a combo march/parade) in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., which gets under way at 10:45 a.m. at City Park and wi ... More >>
Next Monday's public hearing before Denver City Council to decide the fate of two historic Hornbein and White buildings on the old University of Colorado campus has been postponed. "Shea has been working closely with Councilwoman Robb and Councilwoman Johnson on the historic designation applicati ... More >>
Denver landmarks are under threat from the developerís boom.
The Hilltop neighborhood and DeBoers property prove that historic preservation is threatened.
The greater Civic Center has delivered a one-two punch to the mayor's ambitions.
Will defacing the Civic Center be the mayor's legacy?
Upcoming changes in and around the Civic Center are being overseen by clowns.
A sculpture garden enriches Golden, but Bell Park may take its toll on Denver.
Additions to downtown's built environment and possible subtractions in the hinterlands.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The Evans school has seen a lot over the past century -- including a death last spring. But does this building have a future?
The Baker neighborhood drafted a plan for its future -- and then developers got involved.
Fighting neighborhood crime is just the tip of the iceberg for Capitol Hill's Unsinkables.
The new Ron Judish Fine Arts opens to high praise.
Local architecture is celebrated by Historic Denver and the American Institute of Architects.
Two Wazee galleries heat up Denver's art scene with spectacular showings.
Friends of Red Rocks puts on a good show for the famous amphitheater.
The expansion of the Colorado Convention Center promises to do more harm than good.