Historic designation for Packard’s Hill in Highland pits neighbor vs. neighbor in a familiar Denver battle

Historic Denver wishes historic designations would stop splitting neighborhoods, said John Olson, director of preservation programs.

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3737 W. 32nd Ave. Sept. 20, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Few would argue with Highland being one of Denver’s most historic neighborhoods, but officially designating the area as such is an entirely different matter.


Denver plans to buy Park Hill Golf Club for $21 million; golf unlikely to survive there

The proposed deal, which would require the approval of the Denver City Council, would have Denver pay $20.5 million over the course of 30 years for the property.

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Homes sit behind a screen protecting them from stray balls hit at the Park Hill Golf Club. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The city of Denver is preparing to purchase the 155-acre Park Hill Golf Club, which sits on land controlled by the nonprofit Clayton Early Learning in northeastern Denver.

The proposed deal, which would require the approval of the Denver City Council, would have Denver pay $20.5 million over the course of 30 years for the property.

While no plans for the future use of the land have been announced, this deal would likely mark the end of its long tenure as a golf course.


5 Denver homes that sold way over list price last week: Sept. 21 edition

Last week, 31 percent of the people who bought a home paid more than its asking price. The differences ranged from $1 extra to a full $30,000 more.

The exterior of 8340 Emerson Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The exterior of 8340 Emerson Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Hot one day, cold the next — much like Denver weather, Denver real estate is making a turbulent transition into fall.

Two weeks ago, 44 percent of people paid over asking price for their home. Last week, a much lower share — 31 percent of people who bought a house paid more than asking price.


What’s next for Denver’s Gates Rubber site? City Council will hear a proposal next month

Denver City Council is expected to weigh in Monday on the latest plans to plans to revitalize the former Gates Rubber site south of Interstate 25.

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The future “Santa Fe residential district” along South Santa Fe Drive. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver City Council is expected to weigh in Monday on the latest plans to revitalize the former Gates Rubber site south of Interstate 25.


Southern Land Co. opens its first 302 Denver apartments in Highland

Amenities include a saltwater pool, a hot tub, a fitness center and a pet grooming salon.

A rendering of Centric LoHi. (Courtesy of )
A rendering of Centric LoHi. (Courtesy of )

By Shemar Magee

Southern Land Company opened its first luxury apartment development in Denver, Centric LoHi, on 18th Street and Central Avenue this week. 

The development has 42 efficiencies, 50 studios, 140 one-bedroom apartments and 70 two-bedroom apartments to choose from. One-bedroom apartments range from 682 to 935 square feet while two-bedroom apartments range from 1,113 to 1,186 square feet .