Following the furor late last year over a proposal to drill for oil and gas beneath the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced legislation Friday to ban mineral extraction underneath the nation's Superfund sites.
A growing number of people rent, including more high-income households. And the new luxury apartments going up in Denver and other cities are loaded with high-end finishes, amenities and easy access to activities that most homeowners don't have.
As a nationwide affordable housing crisis continues to inflict pain on renters and would-be homebuyers across the Centennial State one tool has emerged as a key means to get more people into quality homes they can afford and stabilize neighborhoods.
How will developers react to Lakewood's new housing construction limit, passed Tuesday in a special election by 53 percent of voters? One attorney who represents developers wonders if Lakewood will get "red-lined" by builders who simply want to avoid a tougher regulatory environment.