Denver is booming. To accommodate the increasing traffic I-70 is being made wider which is taking homes from the historic Globeville Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. This work in addition to expanding the National Western Center has sparked land speculation in these neighborhoods.
Found there are small historic homes on small lots but the property values are skyrocketing making it difficult for both renters and homeowners to stay in the area they call home. Considering a community land trust structured around maintaining the existing historic neighborhood character and keeping the homes affordable they wanted to hear about Townsite CLT. Historic Denver put on a lovely event that was well attended.
Since mid-May the GES Community Land Trust has been established. The GES Coalition website updates their work, “The GES Community Land Trust was started with a vision to serve families and individuals who have recently experienced displacement from the neighborhood, and those currently most vulnerable to involuntary displacement.” Congratulations to our friends in the Globeville Elyria-Swansea neighborhood! May you continue to find comfort, security, and community in GES!
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Denver try the beautiful and comfortable historic Capitol Hill Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn. The owner generously donated to Historic Denver Inc. a room for Duffie to use during her stay. Just down the street is Historic Denver’s Molly Brown house where docents provide excellent tours of the carefully restored historic property. Historic Denver offers many informative tours worth your time.