Whether the neighborhood is Highlands Ranch or Highland, nothing causes more talk among the neighbors than a proposal for a big new building -- and the plan for a major complex in northwest Denver that will include afive-story "high-rise"
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has created a veritable tower of babble.
Guest's response to some of that talk?
Gentrification has taken over the Highlands while pushing out people who did not want that to happen to their neighborhood. Now that it is the gentrifiers who take issue with new development the neighbors concerns are being listened to by the Mayor. Red Peak, the legal owners of the land, are within their rights per zoning law. Nothing like changing the rules half way through the game.
Can you fight city hall? Some of these neighbors plan to try. This isn't the first fight to hit Highland, and it won't be the last. For Patricia Calhoun's column on a project proposed five years ago for Stoneman's Row, read "The View." . And what was the result? See it here.