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Old Posted Dec 29, 2017, 4:30 AM
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2017, 4:34 AM
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Went up to Old Town last week and was quite surprised at the development. It is sneakily becoming more urban and vibrant. I genuinely think if done right it could eventually surpass the urban fabric of Boulder, especially given Boulder's self-imposed anemia.
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Went up to Old Town last week and was quite surprised at the development. It is sneakily becoming more urban and vibrant. I genuinely think if done right it could eventually surpass the urban fabric of Boulder, especially given Boulder's self-imposed anemia.
Agreed!
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This is the back side of The new Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Fort Collins. More info at https://www.theelizabethcolorado.com
Definitely a looker with nice lines and uncommon character features. Should be the belle of the ball when she's finished.
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2018, 8:47 PM
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How 'bout a Hat Tip to Pueblo since that's where it all started

Vestas sets wind turbine sales record, plans to keep Colorado plants busy
Jan 2, 2018 by Cathy Proctor - Denver Business Journal

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Apple wind farm in Oregon will use 51 Vestas turbines
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The wind farm in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge that will serve as Apple Inc.'s single biggest source of renewable energy will use turbines made by Vestas Wind Systems.
Vestas has grown to now four factories in Colorado including Windsor in NoCo.
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How 'bout a Hat Tip to Pueblo since that's where it all started
Nah, f**k those inbred Italian hillbillies down there.
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^ Back when I lived in Castle Rock sometimes going down to visit relatives in Pueblo I would go down an exit or two past the Pueblo steel plant to where the exit was for Vestas. There you could go almost on the grounds of the plant (you had to have a secured badge or be part of a tour to go in) but you could see the train yard there which is served by the BNSF and see blades loaded by the train load.

Btw I believe Vestas first Colorado plant was in Windsor..
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2018, 2:35 AM
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^ Back when I lived in Castle Rock sometimes going down to visit relatives in Pueblo I would go down an exit or two past the Pueblo steel plant to where the exit was for Vestas. There you could go almost on the grounds of the plant (you had to have a secured badge or be part of a tour to go in) but you could see the train yard there which is served by the BNSF and see blades loaded by the train load.

Btw I believe Vestas first Colorado plant was in Windsor..
Last night I was northbound along the I-25 frontage road south of Castle Rock around sunset. A train about a mile long filled with windmill blades was headed south. With the red glow of sunset behind the very odd and large profiles, it felt very alien and otherworldly.
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Nah, f**k those inbred Italian hillbillies down there.
Why you always picking on my ancestors?

Nah, I'm just the proverbial old white guy. Possibly a little Scotch-Irish and other Euro cocktails. Who knows?

Congratulations Lakewood - even if you weren't asking for this

$120 million plan for giant affordable housing project in Lakewood
January 9, 2018 By JOHN AGUILAR - The Denver Post
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One of the metro area’s largest affordable housing projects — a proposed 500- to 600-unit, low-income complex slated for 59 acres of federally owned land in Lakewood — could take another step toward reality this month as federal officials mull a homeless advocacy group’s plan for the site.
Things don't necessarily have to make sense; you just need a friendly federal regulation it appears.
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But attempts to auction the 59-acre parcel, which sits at the corner of West Sixth Avenue and Simms Street, to private developers was challenged in court last year by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The nonprofit argued that the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 gives homeless agencies the right of first refusal when surplus federal properties are sold.

A judge agreed with the coalition on Aug. 8 and ordered the federal government to refrain from immediately selling the property.
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A determination from the agency could come as soon as this month.
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Did anyone else see this? I thought it was pretty cool!

https://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/1...-ofo-limebike/
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Nah, f**k those inbred Italian hillbillies down there.
Um excuse me. Aren't you forgetting about Colorado's alpha ci- HOLY CRAP. IT'S BEEN HOW LONG SINCE EEYORE WAS BANNED?!
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I for one am glad that all of his completely sane predictions for Pueblo population growth have come true.
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Totally! Look at this boom! New high-rises everywhere!


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I for one am glad that all of his completely sane predictions for Pueblo population growth have come true.
They really did.

Pueblo West was 29,600 in 2010. Which means it's around 300,000 now.
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Downtown Westminster soon to be more than JC Penney and a parking garage
January 10, 2018 By JOE RUBINO - The Denver Post
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Downtown Westminster is getting vertical.
The projects have already been mentioned here previously but it's interesting the energy level for this Westminster redevelopment.
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Real estate firm JLL announced this week that some of its capital markets team members helped secure $66.2 million in financing for that project, which is being built by Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates. JLL representatives said multifamily housing in mixed-used developments is attracting a lot of investment now because people want to live in dense, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. They posit Downtown Westminster is particularly attractive because it is a mere 10-mile commute from downtown Denver.
But why here and why now?
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“The area is so desirable because of the incredible investment that the city of Westminster has put into redevelopment; an amazing amount of time, resources and funds that will make it a really special place,” Baxter Fain, JLL’s lead broker on the financing deal, wrote in an email Tuesday.
Westminster had looked at selling to master developers but they all wanted to do the same ole same ole with minor updates. Westminster decided to take the stubborn path less traveled. It seems to be working out Big Time. Props to them.
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^ If this rendering proves correct there could be a few high rises in the 9-14 story range-great for Westminster!! They need to get RTD to hurry up and get the commuter rail up there with all that projected density..

Btw there's a hand full of mid-to high rises at US 36 and 104th where that beautiful postmodern Westin Hotel that looks like it got kicked out of Boulder is.
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Totally! Look at this boom! New high-rises everywhere!
Spokane turning into Pueblo!! Hilarious Cirrus!! Man look at all those trees and green!
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Colorado Springs Developments

Colorado Springs seems to have some projects in the pipeline like

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-...19097#cxrecs_s

and

http://gazette.com/downtown-colorado...rticle/1607760

Although both a pretty criticized, here are a few that are being built

Apartments on Colorado and Wasatch





The Olympic Museum





and the 10-story Hilton on Casecade and Bijou



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^ Nice update-looks like there's good stuff going on in the Springs-thanks!!
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Thanks for the photos! Nice to see that COS is building something other than tract housing.
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