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Changing Denver: A Quick History of Stapleton, the City's Grand Experiment in Neighborhood Building

Developers are working fast and furiously to capitalize on Denver’s swelling population, which is demanding more residences closer to the city’s core.

Since the University of Colorado A Line opened last year, the city has been working with stakeholders and members of the community to refine the vision for building heights near the 38th and Blake Street light-rail station in River North.

The city is working with its existing zoning code, updated in 2010, to create neighborhood plans to guide development in areas that are booming.

Changing Denver is the podcast about our city's physical spaces, how we make them and how they make us. This episode tracks the history of Stapleton.


Denver had no choice but to move its airport to the east a generation ago, but what it did with the vast amount of land left behind would define the city for years to come.

 

Read more articles by Paul Karolyi.

Paul Karolyi is a writer and researcher based in Denver. He hosts and produces Changing Denver, the podcast about our city's physical spaces, how we make them and how they make us.
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