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West Denver Renaissance Collaborative plans to launch a major housing initiative early next year to help West Side homeowners gain more stability by building accessory dwelling units, or carriage houses, on their property.


In 2010, a zoning change allowed ADUs in some Denver neighborhoods based on a number of factors, including community desires. The idea of squeezing low-rise, small-scale affordable housing into existing single-family neighborhoods is very popular in the world of affordable housing theorists, and what’s not to love? Homeowners get an additional source of income, renters get more options and neighborhood character doesn’t change as dramatically as when single-family houses are scraped for mid-rise apartments.

But since 2010,

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Denver’s government has expanded its composting program to cover the entire city, city officials announced Recently.

Every household that is eligible for municipal trash and recycling services — about 176,000 in all — are now eligible for compost pickup, too. This is a major expansion of the city’s composting program, which keeps organic materials such as food and grass out of the landfill. 

However, you’ll still have to sign up and pay specifically for compost pick-up. Compost service is $29.25 for three months or $107 for a year — so, a pretty decent discount if you pay annually. You can sign up here.

Enrollment is limited, so it’s possible that you won’t be allowed to sign up if you wait too long. As usual for Denver, large multi-family

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Looking for a less traditional way to decorate your home this holiday season? Here are some great ways to up your decorating game.

1) Blush Accents

Swap your red ribbons for blush to add a modern twist. 

2) White Trees

What's more winter-esque than a white, snow-like tree?

3) Cotton

Cotton adds a classy snow like effect to your holiday decorations

4) Candy cane crafts

What's more classic than a little candy cane art?

5) Wicker Tree Skirts

Wicker baskets add some modern farmhouse flair to your holiday tree- and you know we are all about those vibes. 

6) Add Pops of Black

Unexpected, and super edgy

7) Chandelier "Trees"

Light will glisten off of your ornaments with this unique 'tree' idea

8) Keep it simple

Less is more, right?

Check out more holiday trends on Pure…
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Stop by these holiday markets to visit Santa, buy handcrafted gifts, and discover some sweet treats.

Denver Christkindl Market, Nov. 17–Dec. 23, 2017

Skyline Park is transformed into a miniature German village during this favorite Denver event, where Bavarian musicians play classic carols and dance-worthy melodies, and vendors dish up specialties served at traditional German Christmas markets, including baked apples, gingerbread biscuits, charcoal-grilled sausages and, of course, spicy mulled wine (gluehwein). Pick up cuckoo clocks, beer steins and other imported gifts for your loved ones, and sip gluehwein (something that might result in you picking up even more clocks and steins than you originally planned) as you get lost in the twinkling

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Rare opportunity to own this adorable Arvada Ranch with water rights! Walking distance to Olde Town, Light Rail and Bike Trails.

This home has all your big ticket items covered: New roof, siding, swamp cooler, paint, shutters and 3 new skylights. The interior has thoughtful updates throughout - including a finished basement, updated kitchen and bathrooms, new interior paint and oak wood floors throughout. Don't overlook the HUGE backyard providing plenty of space and privacy to spread out and enjoy the beautiful garden. This property is the first property to the East of this historic district providing development opportunities. Zoning allows 4 units/2 duplex's so there is ton's of potential to build some equity while you live in the home. Join us at an…
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Northern Colorado and the Western Slope will claim larger shares of Colorado’s population as the state adds 3 million new residents over the next three and a half decades, according to state forecasts.

Greeley and Fort Collins will more than double in population and the Western Slope will grow by two-thirds by 2050, the State Demography Office predicts, while Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and the central mountain resorts will grow at slower rates. Also, El Paso County will overtake a built-out Denver County as the state’s most populated.

Between 2015 and 2050, Colorado will add the equivalent of another metro Denver, on its way to 8.46 million residents. Though it’s a lot of people, the state’s rate of growth actually is predicted to slow during that

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This home is a MUST SEE in Westwood! Open floor plan provides plenty of space for entertaining as well as a private living area.

This property has been meticulously cared for. All copper plumbing, new windows, carpet and paint, new sewer line and updated electrical. Pool has been well maintained for your summer parties and 2 greenhouses to enjoy in- true Colorado style. This home is zoned as E-TU-C - a great investment to build equity as Denver continues to boom. If you’re looking for privacy, long term equity and a well-cared for home, you don’t want to miss out on this property.

3915 W Nevada Pl, Denver, CO 80219

Listed by Felicia Media for The Collective at West + Main Homes. Please contact Felicia for current pricing and availability.

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How bad is the average Denver commute time? Well, it could be worse, like Washington, D.C.

According to a new report by staffing firm Robert Half, Denver ranked 17th in the country for commute time and Denver ranks 13th nationally for commuting stress levels.

According to the study, Denver's average commute time is 46.11 minutes. Washington, D.C. leads the country with an average commute time of 60.42 minutes, followed by San Francisco at 59.2 minutes and Chicago at 58.5 minutes.

The study indicated that 32 percent of Denver drivers think their commute is too long.

“Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the country with a high number of people moving here each day. It’s no surprise that this growth has had an impact on traffic and

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Not really into cooking the Thanksgiving feast? Here are some delicious restaurants where you can kick back and enjoy some family time.

Citizen Rail- Chef Graves’ open kitchen and custom wood-fired grill are the center of the action at Citizen Rail, and guests in the dining room get a front-row seat to the show. Out on the heated patio there’s a lively scene all its own; cozy and sociable, it’s an ideal perch for a Union Station happy hour, dinner with friends or weekend brunch.

Maggiano's- Whether celebrating a special occasion or gathering the family for an informal dinner, Maggiano’s strives to make every Guest feel comfortable enough to laugh out loud, reminisce, and be indulged. With that in mind, we know that to make our Guests feel special,…
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