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Real Estate Development




Real estate development is about creating the places that make a city tick. From transit-oriented development at light-rail stations to apartment complexes on the Platte River to repurposed historic buildings all over town, these are the places that put a face on Denver. But first you need real-estate developers who are willing to take a chance. Where most see vacant land or abandoned buildings, smart developers see opportunities. In Denver, the opportunities for infill development have turned into home runs now known as LoDo, Stapleton, Lowry and RiNo. In 1990, these neighborhoods were unrecognizable to Denverites accustomed to their good 21st-century looks.

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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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Creativity Blooms in Crested Butte

The Crested Butte Creative District is one of the most imaginative square miles in Colorado. While its challenges aren't odd for a ski town, local support for the arts is at a higher level.

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Flipping Denver's Brownfields: Changing the Legacy of Urban Land

All over Denver, former industrial sites are upending histories of pollution. Cleaning up and redeveloping these properties, better known as brownfields, offers the route to a denser, stronger city.

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Potatoes and Coal to Creativity: Carbondale Looks to Blaze its Own Trail

This picture-perfect small town on Colorado's Western Slope has inspired artists for decades. Now local leaders aim to weave creativity into every aspect of Carbondale's economy and culture.

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Brews, Beans, and WiFi: How Coffee Shops Really Make Money

Coffee shops are the original startups, and they continue to boom. But how do they make a profit when a cup sells for just a few bucks and real estate, raw materials, and labor costs are sky-high? Denver's most popular caffeine sellers tell us their secrets to success.
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New & Next: Shared Spaces Strategies

Tim Reinen of Radian, Inc. explains why nonprofits and mission-based businesses need to integrate into the shared space model. 
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