Denver’s population boom changing neighborhoods. 9NEWS at 9 p.m. 02/16/15.
Kim Christiansen, KUSA 11:07 p.m. MST February 16, 2015Travel a couple of blocks from your home and you’ll see it. Construction projects are popping up everywhere in our city and in the suburbs. Whether we like it not, Denver is becoming a popular place to live.(Photo: kusa)DENVER – Travel a couple of blocks from your home and you’ll see it. Construction projects are popping up everywhere in our city and in the suburbs. Whether we like it not, Denver is becoming a popular place to live.Long-time residents remember a city without the Stapleton and Lowry neighborhoods. Many of those folks also remember a time when the Highlands neighborhood was a quiet area of mostly older homes.Gail Wheeler remembers when her neighborhood was quiet too. We met her in July when her neighborhood in Jefferson Park was just beginning to change.”They start early. They work late, and most of my neighbors say this is only the tip of iceberg, wait until the power tools start up,” Wheeler said, describing the sound of non-stop construction.Wheeler lives near West 21st Avenue and Decatur Street in northwest Denver. She is living at the crossroads of modern and tradition. Modern is the word used to describe the 27 new townhomes going in on either side of Wheeler’s home. Her home would fall under the traditional category.Modern is the word used to describe the 27 new townhomes going in on either side of Wheeler’s home. (Photo: KUSA)Wheeler’s home has been in her family since 1940. Her children and grandchildren have all climbed the huge tree in front of the house. She has a ramp in front to help her husband get in and out of the home. In the back, she has a great garden filled with tomatoes, raspberries and rhubarb.Wheeler isn’t leaving the area even though a developer asked to buy her home and property. She based her asking price on what it would cost her to move to a comparable home in the Denver area. Her price was too high. … – Click Here To Visit Article Source