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

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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.


Work starts on 206-unit Lakehouse condominium in West Colfax

NAVA Real Estate Development broke ground on West Colfax’s latest condominium project this week, the new 206-unit Lakehouse.

A rendering of the 206-unit Lakehouse condominium at at 4202 West 17th Ave. (Courtesy of NAVA Real Estate Development)
A rendering of the 206-unit Lakehouse condominium at 4202 West 17th Ave. (Courtesy of NAVA Real Estate Development)

NAVA Real Estate Development broke ground on West Colfax’s latest condominium project this week, the new 206-unit Lakehouse.


Cherry Creek mall adds 5 new stores including Lacoste replacement

Despite initial pushback to the mall’s new paid parking system, the only stores Cherry Creek said it knows to be closing is BeBe.

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The Cherry Creek mall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Cherry Creek Shopping Center announced the addition of five new stores this week: three aimed at women, one at those trying to get or stay fit and another that makes watches and bicycles.