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Ask any long-time Denver resident to name the catalyst behind eastern downtown development and they'll likely say "Coors Field." Since the public helped investors pay the $215 million to build a home for the Colorado Rockies, developers and business owners have invested in chic loft redevelopments and bars and restaurants in the Ballpark area. Even when the Rockies aren't doing well, the Colorado sunshine drives visitors to the Blake Street Tavern, fine dining restaurants like Trillium and the ever-popular Ballpark Market.

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A Tale of Two Grids: Confusion Aside, Diagonal Streets Distinguish Downtown Denver

The street grid Denver was born with in the 1850s became the exception to the rule as the city grew around it in the subsequent decades. The askew layout has both drawbacks and benefits. 

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Art Now: 7,000 Reasons Wants to Paint Your Portrait

Denver artists Jonathan Saiz and Wes Magyar have big plans to paint thousands of portraits. They're doing it in public for the next month.

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Denver trails behind in the race for people-powered transportation

Here’s why more people aren’t walking and cycling in the Mile High City.  

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Yes, This Is Public Housing: How Denver Housing Authority Is Mixing It Up -- and Making Better Homes

Forget everything you thought you knew about low-income housing. In DHA’s redevelopments, modern design elements straight out of Dwell magazine harbor sleek, mixed-income villages, resulting in public housing that’s affordable and forward-thinking.

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Shuffling the Shuttle: Could This Be the Dawn of a New Era for Denver’s Iconic Main Street?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Well unfortunately the 16th Street Mall is broken — mostly in ways we pedestrians can’t see. But if you’re worried about how many tax dollars a redesign might cost, relax: The city is already spending a bundle on annual mall maintenance and repair.  
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New & Next: Five Things Denverites Should Be Talking About

All In Denver co-founder Jami Duffy lays out the five conversations the city's residents should be starting, right now,  about our city's future.
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