A small piece of the 5280 Loop bike path will be built at 21st and Broadway by next summer

It would also take cars off of 21st street in between Champa and Stout Streets.

Yes, a full-scale, five-mile bike loop around Denver’s downtown may be at least 15 years away. But a tiny piece of what would make the 5280 Loop will begin construction this year at 21st and Broadway.

The idea is to take an existing bike and pedestrian corridor, 21st Street, and bridge the gap across Broadway with a new signal and dedicated spaces for walkers and bikers along 21st Street.

It would also take cars off of 21st street in between Champa and Stout Streets. 


Ask RTD your questions about commuter rail next week

RTD is once more beset by a bunch of bad news, but the good news for us is that there will be a series of four open houses to talk about some of it.

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The A Line by DIA. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

RTD is once more beset by a bunch of bad news, but the good news for us is that there will be a series of four open houses to talk about some of it.

In particular, these open houses deal with commuter rail. So if you’re concerned about possible R and W Line service cuts, these aren’t the open houses for you. Namely because those aren’t commuter rail. 


Amazon HQ2 would cost Denver renters $1,142 every year over the next decade, Apartment List finds

“Denver is less prepared to house the influx of Amazon employees than other metros studied,” Apartment List found.

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Looking west toward Mile High Stadium from the top floor of the newly-completed Country Club Towers, Aug. 16, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The public race to land a second Amazon headquarters is what we call in the news business “a talker.”

Thing is, nobody that I’ve talked to in Denver is personally excited about it. Mostly because 50,000 new Amazon workers with average salaries of $100,000 seem to have the potential to exacerbate the city’s affordable housing struggle.

Well, this research from Apartment List is not going to allay those fears. 


5 Denver homes that sold way under list price last week: Oct. 18 edition

Last week, 42.5 percent of the people who bought a home paid less than its asking price. The differences ranged from $300 less to a full $275,000 under.

The exterior of 1255 Xanthia Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The exterior of 1255 Xanthia Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Fall temperatures may be eluding us for the moment here in Denver, but the seasonal slowdown sure seems to have arrived.

Most people who bought a house in Denver last week paid less than asking price, not more.


5 Denver homes that sold way over list price last week: Oct. 17 edition

Last week, 33 percent of the people who bought a home paid more than its asking price. The differences ranged from $500 extra to a full $60,000 more.

The exterior of 3035 Perry Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The exterior of 3035 Perry Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Fewer Denver homes have sold so far this year, but that doesn’t mean that everybody is getting a bargain. As always, some new Denver homeowners paid above list price for their new home last week.

In fact, the top five Denver overbids of last week all paid more than 9 percent above list price.