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 >>
The Croke-Patterson Mansion is a historic gem, with official designation from the Landmark Preservation Commission, Colorado State Register of Historic Properties, and the National Register of Historic Places. And new owners are ready to add a new chapter in that history, opening the building as the ... More >>
The Bosler HouseEvery morning, I look east to where the oldest house on our historic block once stood -- a Victorian bungalow that was delisted as a Denver landmark, then demolished and replaced by a gargantuan single-family home going up right on the edge of the bluff overlooking downtown, b ... More >>
After months of dispute and controversy, everything seemed to fall into place for the proposed Bell Tower, local developer Buzz Geller's ambitious and striking 34-story condominium slated to rise at the corner of Speer Boulevard and Market Street, when the Lower Downtown Design Review Board gave it ... More >>
Now that Michael Bennet has been named to take over for Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate (no cowboy hat required), Colorado pols can get back to the business of running the state (at least until it's time to start running for whatever seat may be in play in 2010). Today, the Denver Board of Educ ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, I posted a note from Marcus Pachner, informing members of the CBHD -- the stakeholders' group working with Shea Properties on its redevelopment of the former University of Colorado Health Sciences campus -- that Denver City Council's public hearing to consider landmark ... More >>
One of the last vestiges of Fred Kummer's reign as a Denver hotelier disappeared yesterday. The two mammoth horse sculptures that had reared their ugly heads in the lobby of the former Adam's Mark Hotel for years were hauled out of the building (and not easily -- they each weigh 2,500 pounds). Now ... More >>
From the week of 10/4/07
It took a master plan — and a mastermind — to end the stalemate on downtown's worst block.
From the week of 4/5/07
Red Rocks may or may not be sliding down the hill, but Friends of Red Rocks’ trust in the city is slipping away.