9News I Denver’s population boom changing neighborhoods

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATravel 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.

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Denver Business Journal | Lowry Redevelopment Authority unveils plans for Buckley Annex

The Lowry Redevelopment Authority    (LRA) soon will take control of the last piece of land at the Buckley Annex property and, on Tuesday, revealed development plans for the 70-acre site.

The land sits on the corner of 1st Avenue and Monaco Parkway, across from Crestmoor Park. LRA officials expect the U.S. Air Force to transfer the land deed in the next month.

“This will be an exciting new neighborhood for Lowry and Denver,” Monty Force, incoming LRA executive director, said in a news release. “Where else can you live in a new green home, perhaps a ‘right-sized’ one, with new amenities at Lowry and easy access to Crestmoor Park and Cherry Creek?”