The ’60s and 70’s were a fascinating and historically important time in Park Hill as it fought to be one of the first integrated neighborhoods in the U.S. But, how integrated is the neighborhood today?
Denver’s historic City Park Golf Course reopened September 1 after years of major work and considerable controversy that spanned petitions, protests and even a lawsuit over the now-completed changes.
Harold Fields says of reparations: “We have pipes that are deep underneath these buildings and underneath our streets. The pipes are decaying, they’re old. They’re leaking, and they are only distributing resources to certain places. You’ve got to be able to dig up those pipes and re-do the system. It’s not a matter of changing the washers on faucets or putting in a new shower head, but changing the system.”
Seeing the massive change in community awareness of racism after George Floyd’s death, representatives of neighborhood groups and the city quickly started on the path toward a new name for the Stapleton neighborhood. At the same time, individuals in the community, through rallies and yard signs, are showing their support for the protests and for Black lives.
Natural foods grocer Lucky’s Market will break ground in 2018 in Lowry, with anticipated completion in early 2019.
Stapleton will once again be home to an official weather observation station. When the Stapleton airport closed in 1995, the National Weather Service moved Denver’s official weather observation station to Denver International Airport (DIA) twenty miles east of the city.
Once a school that almost didn’t survive, Ashley Elementary is on the upswing because of its new principal.
Tucked behind the Lowry Town Center, the Eisenhower Chapel at 293 Roslyn Street is reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting.
Count me among those who wouldn’t consider sending my child to a “red” school, a school that under Denver’s School Performance Framework, or SPF, is “accredited on probation.”
The Green Book is the plan for the re-development of the abandoned Stapleton International Airport. What was the Green Book vision and has Stapleton met it?