Bringing ‘culturally significant’ buildings into the preservation fold

For the last few months, I’ve been attending meetings of the city’s Landmark Ordinance Task Force meetings. The meetings began last March, and are close to wrapping up. The goals are wide-ranging: updating the make-up of the Lower Downtown Design Review Board, probably extending the timeline for consideration of potentially landmarking a property, adding a …

Oh, Landmark Preservation Commission: what’s next?

Since March, the city’s Community Planning and Development department has been convening monthly meetings with a large panel of members from different arenas – architects, preservationists, developers, neighborhood representatives, and more – to discuss and update of Denver’s landmark ordinance.  At the most recent meeting, on Oct. 9, the discussion dealt with incorporating “culturally significant …