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More voices added to Lakewood's fed center property debate

Opinions are mixed, to put it lightly, about the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plan to use 59 acres of undeveloped land near the Federal Center in Lakewood for housing and services for the … more

Lakewood considers updating parkland proceedure

After a city council election in November driven by discussions over development in Lakewood, the city is considering making a move to ensure parkland is a key feature of any future developments in … more

Capitol report: A look at what's happening in the state Legislature

Work season for the Colorado state Legislature began in the shadow of sexual-misconduct claims from last fall and amid continued exasperation over rising housing prices and traffic and transportation … more

HHS gives initial approval to Fed Center plan

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a step closer to taking ownership of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) … more

Traffic, housing costs, retirement funds take spotlight

Democrats recently remarked that Colorado has “no shortage of unmet needs” — a comment that elicited a sardonic tone from Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock — and … more

Development dominates Lakewood’s 2017

Looking back at 2017, its clear that all the top topics of discussion in Lakewood came from the same root — development and its role in the future of the city. From city council chambers and … more

Opinions divided on 'scraping' in older neighborhoods

Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more

Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more

Homeless veterans' numbers may be down, but problem persists

An estimated 569 homeless veterans live in the Denver metro area, and Freddie Sprankel used to be one of them. After more than three years in the U.S. Army — including an almost year-long duty tour in Iraq — Sprankel got an honorable … more

Artspace project in Lakewood still in the works

There is a lot of concern in Lakewood about development happening too quickly in the city, but some projects take deliberate time to ensure everything is done right. The Artspace affordable housing development, which has been in the works since … more

Ten important benefits to community living for seniors

Deciding to leave the family home of 30-plus years and move to a retirement community isn’t easy. Our homes are filled with memories and a familiarity we tend to hold on to as we grow older. But memories don’t make dinner conversation, trigger a … more

Historic school now open as eco-friendly apartments in Wheat Ridge

More than a century ago, a custodian — paid at a rate of $13 per month — chopped wood so students at a one-room schoolhouse on 44th Street in Wheat Ridge could stay warm. This week, the first resident moved into a former school on the property … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

South Lakewood site of new business, residential renaissance

There was a long stretch of years there where the shopping centers around Wadsworth Boulevard and West Jewell Avenue were looking “tired,” as Sue King, president of the South Lakewood Business Association remembers. “We’re basically all … more

Aging in vibrant place in Lakewood’s downtown

There are a lot of challenges that come from being one of the oldest cities in the Denver metro region. Not oldest in the sense of been around the longest, but one with the oldest population. A population that is growing. According to … more

Site found suitable for homeless use near Federal Center

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that the undeveloped 59 acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood are suitable for use by homeless organizations. On Sept. 25, HUD released a letter announcing the … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more
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