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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 1:55 PM
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That's funny... ofc it's perfect 'waxing' weather down here with highs in the low 80's.

Oddly, I sometimes get a heads up from seeing a Denver forecast that (at this time of year) likely means more comfortable temps down here.
You living in Arizona explains so much about the disconnect in your post...
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 7:00 PM
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I am more disappointed that our fearless mods have not made the NEWEST Denver thread yet, since we are at 10,000.

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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 7:24 PM
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seventwentyone, did your original account get banned or something?
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 7:52 PM
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Nah. Password manager fucked up and the reset password feature on this here blog forum didn’t send me a recovery password.

...until it sent it to me over an hour later.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 8:21 PM
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You living in Arizona explains so much about the disconnect in your post...
You ever eat at the Gold Hill Inn?

I was just thinking about how my deepest knowledge and familiarity was of Boulder, Denver and Arapahoe counties.

Are you familiar with HPTE's pending purchase of the Burnham Yard rail property?

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Nah. Password manager fucked up and the reset password feature on this here blog forum didn’t send me a recovery password.

...until it sent it to me over an hour later.
Noticed the same thing.

It's been awhile but you usually pop in from time to time. I hope things are going well.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 8:50 PM
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Are you familiar with HPTE's pending purchase of the Burnham Yard rail property?
What are you referring to and who is HPTE?

Did you see this Denver Post Article today:
All aboard: State to help CDOT secure critical railroad land in central Denver
'Burnham Yard could serve as a hub for new rail line for Amtrak along Front Range; remaining land to be developed for residential, commercial purposes'
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 9:42 PM
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God, I can't believe we're talking about expanding I-25 through central Denver in... <checks watch>... 2021.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 10:12 PM
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Are you familiar with HPTE's pending purchase of the Burnham Yard rail property?
Indeed.

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What are you referring to and who is HPTE?

Did you see this Denver Post Article today:
All aboard: State to help CDOT secure critical railroad land in central Denver
'Burnham Yard could serve as a hub for new rail line for Amtrak along Front Range; remaining land to be developed for residential, commercial purposes'
He's referring to that. HPTE is part of CDOT.

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God, I can't believe we're talking about expanding I-25 through central Denver in... <checks watch>... 2021.
Now now, this is not about expanding I-25. But there will be a whole EIS process to flesh that out. There is a bottleneck there that needs fixing. But at most, I'd expect connecting through to the existing managed lanes. Nobody is talking about replicating Houston here. (Let's get a beer, but trust me, the thinking is very 2021.)
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 10:17 PM
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You living in Arizona explains so much about the disconnect in your post...
Very important question - why is the Picard facepalm not a standard iPhone emoji by now? Is there a hack that will allow me to use this in everyday texts?
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 10:41 PM
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He's referring to that. HPTE is part of CDOT.
Ah, High Performance Transportation Enterprise. I missed that in my first read.

I agree the pinch point north of Alameda needs to be addressed. I assume they are still planning on rerouting the freight line through the yards and using the right of way for widening I25.

I wonder if the swing back to the existing freight corridor will be just north of 8th through Denver Water property, through the warehouse between 6th and 8th, or through the existing spur line between the All Copy bldg and the Auraria sports fields. Connecting further south would make light rail station 2 sided and possibly increase the land value there but if they want a front range rail transfer station it would make sense to keep the various rail lines together. I remember talk of adding more light rail tracks through there. Maybe they could sink the freight/FRPR tracks below grade. I always held out hope that the 8th Ave viaduct might be brought down to grade as the area is developed but that might not be feasible.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2021, 10:49 PM
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Ideally they would use the addition of new light rail track to grade separate the light rail and the freight through there. Move the trains to the new track then lower the existing tracks. Pie in the sky dreams but maybe with some helicopter money as Take-5 likes to call it.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2021, 12:14 AM
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Now now, this is not about expanding I-25. But there will be a whole EIS process to flesh that out. There is a bottleneck there that needs fixing. But at most, I'd expect connecting through to the existing managed lanes. Nobody is talking about replicating Houston here. (Let's get a beer, but trust me, the thinking is very 2021.)
You don't know what your missing.

In an effort to untangle the so-called Broadway Curve mess ADOT in January signed a $615 million contract with the winning preferred JV contractor.

I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project: Loop 202 to I-17
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Major design improvements include:
  • Widening I-10 to six general purpose lanes and two HOV lanes in each direction between US 60 (Superstition Freeway) and 24th Street, and adding a fourth general purpose lane in each direction between US 60 (Superstition Freeway) and Ray Road.
It's an 11-mile project and timeline is four years with construction beginning 2nd half of this year.

Other than Flatiron I wasn't familiar with the other players.
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The developer -- a joint venture of Pulice Construction, FNF Construction and Flatiron Constructors, with T.Y. Lin International as the lead designer -- was selected over two other finalists after an extensive review by ADOT, the cities of Phoenix and Tempe and the Maricopa Association of Governments. The finalists were encouraged to use innovation and develop alternative concepts to reduce project time and impacts to the traveling public and community while construction is underway.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2021, 1:11 AM
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Pulice and TY Lin - team California. Pulice is part of the same ACS/Dragados corporate family as Flatiron. I assume FNF is the local guy.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2021, 3:13 PM
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Denver Post Crane count article

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As of February, 22 tower cranes were operating at various construction sites in Denver’s core neighborhood, according to the latest Crane Index Report from construction industry consulting firm Rider Levett Bucknall, or RLB.

That’s a 22% jump over the 18 cranes RLB counted in its last bi-annual survey, conducted in August. A year ago, in the first financial quarter of 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic began to fully exert an influence on the economy and the construction industry, there were 25 tower cranes in central Denver.
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 8:29 PM
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The train would not give Boulder an equal level of service. It would come less often and not go to the right place. It's not better than the BRT. This is why we say you just want prestige.

If that seems unfair, tell us what you really want.

Otherwise... bye.
You’re the guy from dc who looks at google maps overheads to make broad definitive claims about Denver’s appropriate level of density? Lol bye

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Old Posted Apr 22, 2021, 1:56 PM
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You’re the guy from dc who looks at google maps overheads to make broad definitive claims about Denver’s appropriate level of density? Lol bye
The appropriate level of density is one where we can accommodate all people in affordable homes of all kinds at every spectrum. Clearly our metro communtiy is not there.

You don't know any better about what the right density is than anyone else does. You don't have to live somewhere to be interested in it's happenings. I'm glad many people take a liking to Denver, even TakeFive from his sunny Phoenix lens! After all, diversity in discussion is a good thing just like diversity in housing is a good thing!
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2021, 2:02 PM
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You’re the guy from dc who looks at google maps overheads to make broad definitive claims about Denver’s appropriate level of density? Lol bye
And you're the person or persons who make broad claims about supporting communities of color and underrepresented groups, liked to cry racism at first, but occasionally accidentally drops your mask to reveal that you really support white yuppie-driven NIMBYism to ensure that places like "RiNO" and Boulder don't get too dense. At first I was personally convinced you worked for (or maybe were) one of the Zeppelins. Now... now I just know that you contribute mostly personal attacks and agitate against development using the same weak sauce allyship/white savior language that makes people like Candi C DeBaca hyped up.

True equality in Denver will not come from letting rich landowners get richer and forcing people to move farther out or fight over the scraps of what they allowed the plebs to build. If you want equality in housing and all the other things that the "progressives" from Boulder and Denver claim to support, you need to build, build, build, despite the objections, and you need to work on empowering underrepresented communities to build and densify themselves. Instead of stopping "highrises" or highways, community groups should be helping people in neighborhoods like Swansea or Barnum or Cole or Sunnyside reinvest and develop their own community. Get 10 neighbors on a street, help with financing and planning, allow them to build their own slot home development, and make their own money.

So take your NIMBY self and bye, bro.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2021, 2:11 PM
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Poor Cirrus. I think a transplant just tried to strip him of his NATIVE (bicycle) bumper sticker.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2021, 3:40 PM
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Friend bulldur, if you have a substantive reply, make it. Otherwise attacking who I am rather than what I said only proves how little you have to say.

As for my Colorado bona fides... I don't owe you any explanation, but I have them.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2021, 7:28 PM
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Poor Cirrus. I think a transplant just tried to strip him of his NATIVE (bicycle) bumper sticker.
It may be that it's now considered abandoned property? Perhaps the Colorado Department of the Treasury is holding it as "unclaimed" property?

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You don't have to live somewhere to be interested in it's happenings. I'm glad many people take a liking to Denver, even TakeFive from his sunny Phoenix lens! After all, diversity in discussion is a good thing just like diversity in housing is a good thing!
Perhaps we missed the genius of bulldurhamer's witticism... the key being it has to end with "bye". Even mojiferous caught the "bye" requirement.

Speaking of bona fides
the irony is that while many of us matriculated at CU it's apparently the rare bird who ventured far enough from the dorm room to find the iconic Gold Hill Inn. How many Boulder restaurants have been in the same family since 1962 and are still rated 4.5 stars by Tripadvisor.

Gold Hill Inn
401 Main St, Boulder, CO



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All photos courtesy of Gold Hill Inn

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This must be one of the best restaurant values in America.
- Gourmet Magazine
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- Eating High on Gold Hill - Fortune Magazine
At the least, Cirrus deserves props for finding the wonderment of West Virginia.
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