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CAR names leaders

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Highlights:

  • CAR holdings it convention downtown.
  • Event continues today.
  • David Barber named CAR chairman.
David Barber

David Barber

David Barber, a nine-year real estate veteran with RE/MAX Unlimited Inc., on Monday was installed as chairman of the Colorado Association of Realtors. Continue reading CAR names leaders

Fund targets Denver affordable housing

Highlights:

  • Fund could invest in Denver affordable housing.
  • Seed money coming from TIAA-CREF for $51.6 million fund.
  • Chuck Perry is Jonathan Rose’s Denver partner.
Chuck Perry

Chuck Perry

Denver is one of the cities being targeted by a $51.6 million fund launched to acquire, improve and “green” affordable housing communities. Continue reading Fund targets Denver affordable housing

Berkeley/Harvard: Hot high-end sales in RidgeGate

Highlights:

  • Berkeley Homes and Harvard Communities have teamed up at RidgeGate.
  • Their RidgeGate homes are selling fast.
  • They were honored at the recent MAME awards, the Oscars of the new home building industry.
The rear exterior of an award-winning home at RidgeGate.

The rear exterior of an award-winning home at RidgeGate.

When most people think of a high-end homes selling in the metro area, they probably think of Denver neighborhoods such as Hilltop, Cherry Creek or Country Club.

In the suburbs, at the top of the list for most people would be Cherry Hills and Greenwood Village, and possibly Castle Pines Village.

Veteran custom home builders Rich Laws and John Keith, however, have had great success at RidgeGate, an “eco-smart” community along Interstate 25 in Lone Tree, a 3,500-acre development. Continue reading Berkeley/Harvard: Hot high-end sales in RidgeGate

Bark Bar to close its current site

Highlights:

  • Bark Bar to close at 38th and Raleigh.
  • Zoning ruling came down against mixing dogs with eating and drinking.
  • Owner hopes to find another site in Denver.
Catherine Peters, with her dog, Maggie, at the Bark Bar.

Catherine Peters, with her dog, Maggie, at the Bark Bar.

Catherine Peters is throwing in the towel on her Bark Bar, at least at its current location at West 38th Avenue and Raleigh Street. Continue reading Bark Bar to close its current site

RMI constructing super-green office

Highlights:

  • Construction has begun on one of the greenest offices in the U.S.
  • The $7.5 million building is in the mountain community of Basalt.
  • It is the flagship building for the Rocky Mountain Institute.
A rendering of the new RMI building under construction in Basalt.

A rendering of the new RMI building under construction in Basalt.

Construction has begun on one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the U.S., the flagship building for the Rocky Mountain Institute, a self-described “think-and-do” tank on best practices for energy conservation. Continue reading RMI constructing super-green office

Cities urged to follow Lakewood's leads on construction defects

Highlights:

  • Lakewood this week approved an ordinance regarding construction defect litigation.
  • Lakewood was the first.
  • A nonprofit hopes it won’t be the last.

   

Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy at ground breaking ceremony for the Zephyr Line apartments by the St. Charles Town Co.

Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy at ground breaking ceremony for the Zephyr Line apartments by the St. Charles Town Co.

Lakewood this week became the first city in Colorado  to take on construction defect litigation, which has brought the construction of entry-level condos to a halt in the state. Continue reading Cities urged to follow Lakewood’s leads on construction defects

Zoning could shut Denver's Bark Bar

Highlights:

  • The Bark Bar in West Highland opened less than a year ago.
  • Business is great, but the concept of mutts mingling with adults in a bar has been challenged.
  • The City Council may determine Bark Bar’s ultimate fate.
Catherine Peters, with her dog, Maggie, at the Bark Bar.

Catherine Peters, with her dog, Maggie, at the Bark Bar.

A city official, in a decision dated today, has ruled that a”Dog Play Yard” in the popular Bark Bar in northwest Denver is not permissible under the city’s zoning code. Continue reading Zoning could shut Denver’s Bark Bar

$100 million office tower coming to SE corridor

Highlights:

  • Plans unveiled for office tower.
  • Veteran developers plan 10-story Village Center DTC.
  • It will open in 2016 at I-25 and Arapahoe Road.
Office tower coming to I-25 and Arapahoe Road.

Office tower coming to I-25 and Arapahoe Road.

Developers on Wednesday unveiled plans for a 10-story, $100 million, energy-efficient office tower to be built on a key site along the Denver-area Southeast corridor. Continue reading Office tower coming to SE corridor

Lakewood attainable housing breaks ground

Highlights:

  • St. Charles Town Co. breaks ground on Zephyr Line.
  • Affordable apartments have 95 units.
  • Zephyr Line is a TOD.
Zephyr Line was designed by OZ Architecture.

Zephyr Line was designed by OZ Architecture.

The St. Charles Town Co. this week broke ground on a 95-unit, $16 million “attainable” housing development two blocks from a light rail station in Lakewood. Continue reading Lakewood attainable housing breaks ground

Denver luxury home sales near $1 billion

Highlights:

  • DMAR releases its 1st ever luxury home report.
  • Report covers Denver-area homes in September and 1st 3 quarters.
  • Record luxury dollar volume through September.

Buyers snapped up almost $1 billion in luxury sales in the Denver in the first three quarters of the year, according to a report released on Monday. Continue reading Denver luxury home sales near $1 billion