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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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Housing Scrapes: Signs of Economic Vitality or Withering Neighborhoods?

Residential scrapes are back in Denver, as ever-larger homes join tidy rows of bungalows on all sides of the city. While they're hitting levels that haven't been seen in a decade, they've been the source of controversy for their impact on gentrification and historic preservation.

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A Dozen Abuzz 2016: 12 Anticipated Projects in Denver

Denver is building, rebuilding, renovating and reinventing. Here are 12 of the projects we're most excited to check out once the dust settles.

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Infill Snapshot: Projects Underway Across Denver

Big infill projects continue to sprout all over the city. Here's a roundup of the latest news on Gates, SLOANS Denver, 9th & Colorado, Aria Denver and Stapleton.

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Steam on the Platte Heating up on River's Edge

An ambitious act of adaptive reuse, the mixed-use project aims to breathe new life into the banks of the South Platte River in the western reaches of the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood. 

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Stellar Homes and Gardens

Cutting-edge architecture and design take center stage at these residences in Denver. Here's a peek inside some of the city's slickest new homes.

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The High Cost of Affordable Housing in Denver

Affordable housing is in high demand and short supply in Denver. As the city attracts more and more newcomers, how can costs be contained for the middle class?

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Denver-based Civitas Showcases Urban Design through Film

Urban design and landscape architecture standout Civitas has released two short films that explore the multi-layered and collaborative design process behind its work.

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Affordable Housing Takes Root at Union Station

The developers of Ashley Union Station seek to offset Denver's rapidly rising rents with 75 below-market apartments.

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LoHi Boom Hits Challenging Crescendo

LoHi has changed completely since the nickname for "Lower Highland" was popularized a decade ago. Now that the grit is for the most part glitz, what's next for the area?

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Barnum Dodges Brunt of Denver Boom, with Mixed Results

Even as most of Denver's urban neighborhoods have seen an influx of development that's pushing real estate prices higher, not much has changed in Barnum, one of the city's last bastions of affordability.

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Park Hill Grows and Grapples with Colorado Boulevard

The longstanding neighborhood in northeast Denver is seeing a boom in development that spans housing, schools and community services and even an upcoming art trail. While commuter rail is on the way, increasingly thick traffic on Colorado Boulevard remains a big challenge for Park Hill.

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Before and After: 10 Amazing Examples of Adaptive Reuse in Denver

From the REI Denver Flagship store in the Central Platte Valley to The Source in RiNo, here are the stories behind 10 of the top case studies of adaptive reuse in Denver.

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Architects on Architecture: Denver Stars Pick Their Favorite Buildings

Some of Denver's top architects name their picks -- and their pans -- of the buildings in city limits, as well as a few in other places around the world, from Sydney to New York City.

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Culinary Incubator Avanti Lifts Off in LoHi

Pitched as a "Galvanize for restaurateurs," Avanti F&B brings the coworking ethos to the restaurant world. Startup eateries can hone their menus and business models without going into debt.

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Denver's Living Room: A Half-Century of Larimer Square

Larimer Square's storefronts date back to the late 1800s, but it's been 50 years since they dodged a wrecking ball and the block became the iconic place it is today. Preservation remains front and center, and the future includes activated alleyways and other improvements.

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In Whittier, Gentrification Challenges Diversity

As the investment dollars spill out of the city center, the Whittier neighborhood northeast Denver is challenged to preserve its past. Home values have jumped up more than 12 percent in the last year.

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Between LoHi and LoDo, Platte Street Sees Development Surge

A stretch of Platte Street sandwiched between Denver's trendy LoHi neighborhood and Lower Downtown has drawn the interest of developers. Three office buildings are under construction, and several more sites on the boutique- and eatery-heavy street are ripe for development.

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Marijuana Boom Squeezes Denver Industrial Space

There's a very tight market for industrial real estate space in Denver, thanks to the city's marijuana boom. As makers and manufacturers compete with grow operations, is the situation stifling entrepreneurial activity in the city?

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Denver's Next Great Neighborhood: Sunnyside

Sunnyside in northwest Denver is alive with development, and more is on the way, thanks to the impending arrival of light rail. With historic housing and a great location, what's not to like?

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Coming Soon: The Cherry Creek of the Future

The population in Cherry Creek North is set to grow exponentially as development hits a crescendo. Can the area seamlessly transition from a retail destination to a mixed-use neighborhood?

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Doors Open Denver to Showcase City Beautiful

This year's theme for Doors Open Denver, coming up in April, celebrates the historic City Beautiful movement. Highlights include the recently restored McNichols building, the new Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center and the Zen Center of Denver.

Panzano's executive chef Elise Wiggins carries out a butchered and cured pig that will be baked and served as suckling porchetta.

Denver's Farm-to-Table Movement Outlasts the Trend

During the last few years, there’s been an increased emphasis on using local products and sustainable practices in Denver restaurants. Unlike other cities, Denver has brought these practices all the way up the food chain from fast food to fine dining. 

Water runs down a glass wall, which doubles as a dry erase board, in the Cactus Building located in the Central Platte Valley of Denver.

Denver Architects on Cutting Edge of Sustainable Design

Ray-Ban inspired windows? Water bottle walls? Boxcar flooring? This is how Denver architects are leading clients into sustainable workplaces. 
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