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Cities urged to follow Lakewood's leads on construction defects

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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

Denver luxury home sales slow

Highlights:

  • Kentwood releases luxury home reports.
  • Separate reports released on select areas.
  • Downtown Denver only market increasing last month.
This Cherry Hills home sold for $4.8 million.

This Cherry Hills home sold for $4.8 million.

The Denver-area luxury housing market took a breather in September. Continue reading Denver luxury home sales slow

Denver food desert getting relief

Highlights:

  • Westwood is one of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods.
  • A food hub is bringing healthy fare to a food desert.
  • The concept is a public-private partnership.

A “food desert” in one of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods is moving closer to having a fresh-food oasis. Continue reading Denver food desert getting relief

Denver condo supply dwindles

Highlights:

  • DMAR releases September report.
  • Denver condo sales take off, while home sales simmer.
  • Inventory levels remain low.

DMAR.SEPTEBERpdf-09The typical seasonal cooling of the Denver-area housing market could be providing an opportunity for consumers who do not yet own a home to sign on the dotted line. Continue reading Denver condo supply dwindles

Auctions coming

Highlights:

  • Two Colorado auctions are on tap.
  • One is for a 30-acre ranch in Basalt.
  • The other is for farmland near Holyoke.
Basalt ranch.

Basalt ranch.

A 30-acre ranch 25 minutes from Aspen and almost 2,000 acres of farmland in Northeast Colorado will hit the market in separate auctions. Continue reading Auctions coming

Condo market hot in Denver

Highlights:

  • Metrolist releases September report.
  • Corelogic releases August report.
  • Condo/townhomes selling quickly

Sept_2014_stats_pic2Demand was strong for homes in the Denver area in September, as buyers quickly snapped up homes as they entered the market, shows a report released on Tuesday. Continue reading Denver condos flying off shelf