With “no land left” in other areas, developers rush into 41st and Fox

The intersection of 41st Avenue and Fox Street as seen from a pedestrian bridge over nearby train tracks, May 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) rtd station; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
The intersection of 41st Avenue and Fox Street as seen from a pedestrian bridge over nearby train tracks, May 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Over the past four months, seven different property owners have asked the city to rezone their buildings to allow higher structures, new homes and retail in a small section of Sunnyside.

In a matter of years, the mile-long industrial area that currently holds Mile High Comics and a handful of marijuana grows will change, maybe becoming the next place you get a nice coffee or an apartment. But what’s got developers interested all of the sudden?



Denver urban areas cheaper to rent than suburban, Zillow says

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Little boxes on the hillside, and yes I do believe that is ticky tacky. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
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Renting in Denver is actually about $34 cheaper than renting in its suburbs, according to a study by Zillow.

If that sounds crazy, then maybe it’s because Denver rents downtown rose faster than in the suburbs over the last year, Zillow says.

Or maybe it sounds crazy because urban rents being cheaper than suburban rents is the opposite of the national trend, according to Zillow.


Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, May 28

Governor John Hickenlooper visits the American Ninja Warrior finals shoot in front of the City and County Building, May 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) american ninja warrior; civic center park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Governor John Hickenlooper visits the American Ninja Warrior finals shoot in front of the City and County Building, May 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

I imagine the shock on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s face pictured above is the same as yours when you woke up this morning. “What? I have another day off after this? Or at minimum, a relatively slower day?”

Well, now you can read this news with reckless abandon, knowing that the demands of your work week are further away than normal. You’ll want the extra stamina to engage with the fascinating news of carbon costs, sinkholes and more.