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Arapahoe Square





Arapahoe Square has long been and continues to be a symbol of Denver revitalization. Developers continue investing in this transformative region, which is heralded as one of the best places to invest in Denver. Arapahoe Square also includes the city's oldest residential neighborhood, Curtis Park. Curtis Park was developed in the 1860s and 1870s. Well-preserved Victorian mansions sit next to duplexes, town homes and the $26 million renovation of former public housing units built circa 1950. The Creamery -- an ice cream parlor turned Mexican takeout and neighborhood hangout -- sits in front of Mestizo-Curtis Park, which was the first of more than 200 parks established in Denver.

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At Sakura Square: Wariness Over Changes to Historic Home for Denver's Japanese Community

With a noted development team and world-famous architect at the ready, a proposed overhaul is in the works for the site of Denver's annual Cherry Blossom Festival. But will a revitalization of this Japanese-American block in Denver bring new life to Sakura Square, while preserving its deep history and mission?

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Denver Hits an Affordable Housing Goal, But Still Has a Journey Ahead

The city plans to announce a new strategy Sept. 19 to help residents challenged by high rents.

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Denver Offers to Help D.I.Y. Spaces Get Legit - If They Come Forward

The proposed Safe Occupancy Plan would avoid evictions at artist-run spaces if property owners turn themselves in and come up with a long-range plan to meet safety standards. The city is pledging patience, support, and expert advice on economical ways to upgrade buildings.

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Public art's unheralded bonus? Projects invigorate the local economy.

When the city spends money on public art, the funds also create jobs, spark commerce and keep local businesses thriving. And it can make Denver a more pleasant place to live, work, and visit.

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What If All of Denver's Bikers and Walkers Banded Together? They Have, and They Want Safer Streets.

Denver's funding for walking and biking infrastructure is meager compared to the budgets of peer cities. The Denver Streets Partnership is looking to shift the paradigm, with a big target of $800 million.
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New & Next: Finding Sustainable, Equitable Funding for Mobility Infrastructure Critical for Colorado

How will Colorado address transportation concerns in a way that serves citizens who get around by car, bike and foot?
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