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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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As Denver grows taller, city planners scramble to create rules that make sense

Denver's booming population is nearing 700,000 and demand for housing has pushed building heights skyward. The question: What guidelines makes sense for each urban neighborhood?

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Changing Denver: Homelessness in the Gilded City

Changing Denver is the podcast about our city's physical spaces, how we make them and how they make us. This episode takes on the homeless sweeps and development in Arapahoe Square.

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Subways and Pods: What Denver's Transit System Could Have Been

Once upon a time, Denver leaders envisioned elevated personal rapid transit and a below-grade subway. While funding never materialized, what can be learned today?

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A City's Challenge: Preserving Artists' Spaces in Denver

The story behind the Lawrence Street Artists illuminates how creatives struggled for affordable space in Denver long before the recent nationwide clampdown on converted warehouses.

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Artists on Art: Denver Creatives Discuss the Local Scene

Five prominent local creatives share their thoughts on standout visual art, urban change in Denver and the evolving meaning of art in the years ahead.
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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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