CU Hospital Site Sold to Continum

This is good news - local developer with a good reputation and a successful track record.  Just what this high profile infill development site needs: University of Colorado's former Health Sciences Center at 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard has been sold for $30 million to Continuum Partners, a Denver-based developer instrumental in the development of …

WalMart Killed the Deal

From Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman's monthly newsletter: ...the proposed insertion of Wal-Mart as the tenant anchor was a tipping point for new scrutiny of the project which I feel needs a greater mix of uses and a more urban feel. I am concerned the present proposal would likely draw from other retail in the area …

WalMart Development Hits a Bump

According to 9 News, the upcoming public meeting about the proposed development at 9th and Colorado has been postponed  and two council members have come out in opposition to the TIF the developer had sought: In the battle over a proposed Walmart at 9th and Colorado, the anti-Walmart faction now has the support of two Denver city council members and the developer has …

Developer’s Presentation – 9th and Colorado Walmart

Found some traffic data as well as the developer's presentation with traffic numbers.  I am no traffic engineer, so I can't attest to the accuracy or reasonableness of the data or information presented. First the history from CDOT data: Sample Date Trip Count Jul-11 62,000 May-08 58,091 Jun-05 61,256 May-02 59,972 Feb-00 63,049 The relative consistency of …

WalMart Traffic – Nearly 20% More Vehicle Trips Than Today’s Volume on Colorado

Today I spent about 40 minutes driving from Cherry Creek to 8th and Colorado, then to Exposition and Colorado, then back to Cherry Creek.  Traffic was so thick (probably nearing peak levels) that I peeled off and cut through Hilltop on the way there, then Bonnie Brae on the way back - This  is one of …

2 Buck Chuck Coming to a Corner Near You

Latest story about Trader Joes at 8th and Colorado - it became official this week (Denver store gets the liquor license)  and now the developer says the race is on to open first: Denver developer Jimmy Balafas said he expects to be in a "neck-and-neck race" with Boulder to be the first to open a Trader …

9th and Colorado Wal Mart – Latest News is Confusing

Last week was the latest public meeting between the proposed developer of the 9th and Colorado site - Jeff Fuqua, and the public.  As reported in the Denver Post, the meeting covered a few topics, including the traffic impacts of the proposed project: For those concerned about increased traffic with this redevelopment, Pachner cited traffic …

County looks at taking over underwater loans using Eminent Domain

A novel approach has arisen to dealing with a neighborhood crisis in especially hard hit areas - Eminent Domain.  This is the power granted to the state in the 5th Amendment to the US Constitution and extended to the state and local level by the 14th Amendment .  Fortunately, the Denver housing remained strong enough that a …

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