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.
College student Eugene Elliott's campaign to save remaining buildings at the old Gates Rubber factory on South Broadway from demolition, the subject of last month's feature "Trouble in the Rubble," has failed to impress Denver's Landmark Preservation Commission -- which voted 9-0 yesterday not to r ... More >>
Stories on urban planning rarely inspire heated discussion, but Alan Prendergast's "Trouble in the Rubble," which details how a University of Colorado student filed an application to get historic landmark designation for the old Gates Rubber buildings, is a definite exception.
This week's feature, "Trouble in the Rubble," looks into the controversies triggered by student Eugene Elliott's effort to save what's left of the Gates Rubber Company complex on South Broadway from demolition by filing for landmark preservation status. Response to the story has been sharply divided ... More >>
For most of its life, the Gates Rubber plant on South Broadway made tires, hoses, fan belts and other industrial wonders. Since the place closed down nearly twenty years ago, though, its chief product line has been controversy. Prospective developers of the site have battled environmental contaminat ... More >>