A member of Denver City Council explains how the purchase of a defunct strip club is part of a redevelopment effort in the East Colfax neighborhood.
A big unanswered question that has grated on five subcommittees making priority lists for Denver’s 2017 bond measures is how much deferred maintenance to include.
I’ve spent countless slow “rides” down my neighbor’s sidewalk dreaming of organizing my community to collectively fund sidewalks. Together we’d save on construction co…
Self-storage developers in Denver, CO, already were dealing with a report that claimed the city is saturated with self-storage facilities. Now, the Denver City Council has tightened building restrictions on storage facilities with an unanimous May 20 vote to ban the construction of self-storage facilities within one-quarter mile of any RTD (Regional Transportation District) light-rail...…
A group of four business improvement districts along Colfax Avenue is appealing to Denver City Council and mayor’s office to add money to the city’s 2017 budget to benefit the corridor.
Denver Council President’s Travelogue on The Trials & Travails Of Mass Transit By Mary Beth Susman The editor of this newspaper calls me up and says she’s got an idea. Last month, the Greater Park Hill News published a story on the pressures of increased traffic in the neighborhood – a direct result of Denver’s…
Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman wants Denver's 2017 budget to include development for a Denver Transit Office.
Colfax Avenue has been neglected for decades and not seen the same wave of revitalization as other areas of town, advocates say, but now with millions of taxpayer dollars within reach and support from community leaders and developers, many feel Colfax's time is coming.
It's possible that 50.5 percent sounds like a bad outcome, but it's actually among the higher end of compliance rates we found.
Before Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver City Council members made transit infrastructure a top budget priority for 2016, Council Member Mary Beth Susman was on a mission to bridge the gaps in the c…
The Hancock administration can improve transit and walkability when it widens of Quebec Street — or it can repeat the transportation planning mistakes of the 1960s.
At the start of 2014, the state made history by becoming the first in the nation to sell recreational marijuana. Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of pot’s prohibition?
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has ordered a reorganization of the Department of Public Works that could lead to a new Cabinet-level transportation department.
By Mary Beth Susman Denver City Councilwoman Why on earth would anyone rent out bedrooms in their homes to strangers? It feels new, but it has a long tradition in boarding houses, particularly in the West. The practice has recently been enhanced by social media that matches hosts with guests directly. The apps are expanding,…
DENVER -- The Denver City Council is one step closer to finalizing its bonding plan to send to voters in November. On Monday, members of a key stakeholder committee submitted their final recommendations to Mayor Michael Hancock. The $750 million bonding project would be the first such project in more than 10 years with the…
Denver hopes to connect downtown to Aurora with bus rapid transit. In the meantime, there's a race for affordable housing on East Colfax, rather than more private development.
Denver's new short-term rental policy went into effect this year, and an opportunity for residents is becoming more visible.