Hideous Houses in Highland

There�s high drama in Highland and Sloan's Lake. On April 28, Denver City Council will consider a proposal to down-zone two areas in those neighborhoods. The local residents who launched the rezoning effort, which would prohibit developers from replacing single-family homes with multiplexes, say it�s the only way to protect the area�s historic housing stock from overdevelopment. Others argue the plan goes against property rights and limits neighborhood enhancement. While the two sides -- armed with yard signs, petitions and arcane zoning rules -- wage a block-by-block war, we decided to take a tour of the neighborhood to see what all the fuss is about. By Joel Warner

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