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DIA evolving its marketing strategy with new ad firm

Denver International Airport is not collecting airline-related revenue in a timely manner, paperwork is lacking and policies and procedures need to be updated, a report from Denver City Auditor Timothy O'Brien found. (Photo courtesy Denver International Airport)
Denver International Airport is onboarding a new advertising firm in what it has coined as the next step in the evolution of its advertising and marketing approach. The idea behind the maturing effort is to tackle advertising for the entire airport under an umbrella approach, coupling all services offered into one marketing campaign, said Stacey […]

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City moves to protect Denver parks through new designations

Denver citizens listed their quality of living as high, but said the cost of living and affordable housing were issues of concern, among the findings in the 2016 National Citizen's Survey. Results were recently presented to a City Council committee. (Courtesy City and County of Denver)
The city moved to designate about 65 acres of open space as new Denver parks May 2, protecting the land from being developed or sold. The new park designations include 30 acres of Northfield Pond Park and six acres at the Southwest Recreation Center and were part of the city’s tenth round of designations over […]

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Denver sets new requirement in fray over small lot parking exemption

An example of Garden Court Architecture. (Photo via Flikr)
The impetus of a city review of an otherwise rarely-used parking exemption was the introduction of tiny house developments into already established Denver neighborhoods. About 20 people from Denver neighborhoods spoke May 1 during a public hearing on the topic. There with mixed reactions to a parking requirement.

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Denver liquor, pot license hearings to see changes

Cars parked in front of the Denver Civic Center. With Denver's population exploding, disagreements have erupted on City Council over small lot parking restrictions. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
Proposed changes to the City and County of Denver’s hearings for liquor, live music and entertainment and marijuana licenses — described as chaotic under current procedures — include requiring more signatures to hold evening hearings, time limits for those hearings and formal training for hearing officers.

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Small lot parking exemption talks continue

One proposed amendment to Denver’s small lot parking exemption was not viewed favorably by the city’s Community Planning and Development department, as a lengthy dispute over how the city should approach the issue continues. In August, City Council approved a seven-month moratorium on the zoning code’s small zone lot parking exemption for certain projects. The […]

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YIMBY Denver group forms to counter NIMBYs

A small, recently formed group plans to be involved in the City and County of Denver's growth-related issues as part of the Yes In My Backyard movement. (Courtesy YIMBY Denver)
A small, fledgling, informal group of Denver residents wants to “bring the voice of yes” to the city as it considers how to address growth-related issues like affordable housing, transportation and parking, according to the group’s “unofficial leader.” Part of a small but growing nationwide movement called Yes In My Backyard, YIMBY Denver formed after […]

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Denver pot stores cite safer roads, extra city revenue with more hours

A marijuana dispensary. (AP photo)
Denver’s marijuana dispensaries are seeking longer hours to have a level playing field with other city businesses and competitors in neighboring communities. City Council listened to mostly supportive arguments for extending the closing hours from 7 p.m. to midnight at a recent Special Issues Committee hearing.

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Denver taxi, limo licenses to end

Close to 2,200 taxi, shuttle and limousine drivers will likely face fewer regulations in the New Year, when the City and County of Denver is expected to stop requiring them to qualify for and obtain “Herdic” licenses. Such licenses were named for the Herdic cab, a horse-drawn carriage invented by Peter Herdicin in 1881. Herdic […]

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Denver launching dedicated affordable housing fund

Construction of affordable homes in Denver is the goal of two alternate City Council bills, one calling for property tax and impact fees and the other using surplus general fund monies, at the Sept. 12 City Council meeting. (Photo courtesy Habitat For Humanity Metro Denver)
The City and County of Denver’s dedicated, permanent, affordable housing fund and program is on track to debut next fall, with new staff members hired, a 23-member advisory committee formed and short- and long-range plans, a City Council committee was told Wednesday, Nov. 30. Rick Padilla, housing director in the Office of Economic Development, and […]

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