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Wheat Ridge

City Hires CZB To Explore Affordable Housing Solutions

The cost of living in a big city has always been expensive, and Denver is no exception.  The city has almost become famous for its soaring home prices, and this effect has rolled over into the surrounding communities. In the last decade, homes worth over half a million dollars have become increasingly commonplace, even in

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Arts

Art In The Barn Moves Wheat Ridge Closer To Being A Hub For Artists

Art in the Barn was really an extension of the many events and programs meant to highlight artists and increase awareness of art. The Barn event was actually a “gala”-styled evening with only 100 tickets being sold and artists having to qualify their art in order to participate in the silent auction. Set in a

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Community

Is Wheat Ridge Ready For ADUs?

ADU, Auxiliary Dwelling Unit, granny flat, carriage house, guest house. Many names with many uses. But, of course, many opinions. For years it was a can kicked down the road by previous city councils here in Wheat Ridge. Finally, a new group is focused on addressing and creating a set of rules where citizens can

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Wheat Ridge

Are There Sidewalks, Stormdrains In West 38th’s Future?

West of Kipling, West 38th Avenue is arguably not the safest place to bicycle or walk, due to lack of sidewalks and poor drainage on some segments of the roadway. Wheat Ridge City Council has agreed to fix that, but it depends on what the community wants and who will pay for it. “Re-examine and

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Community

‘Wheat-Ridgey’ Lutheran Master Plan Approved 7-1

The “Wheat Ridge-ness” in a 100-page Lutheran Medical Center Legacy Campus master plan was nearly unanimously endorsed at the Monday, Oct. 25, city council meeting. The council approved the plan — a 20-year vision for the site and amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan — by a 7-1 vote. Councilwoman Judy Hutchinson was opposed. It

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Community

Wheat Ridge Council Reins In Big Backyard Play Equipment

By a 5-3 vote on Sept. 27, Wheat Ridge City Council passed an ordinance regulating large, permanent backyard recreation equipment, setting up a showdown between neighbors and the owner of a backyard skateboard park. Wheat Ridge has few regulations related to outdoor recreational equipment, but resident complaints about what a city memo called a “homemade

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Community

Too Many Civic Groups Spoil The ‘Hood?

Residents, business owners and others with specific interests have a good chance of finding a group of like-minded people in and around Wheat Ridge. However, some wonder if there may be a few too many citizen groups with the same or similar goals, and if they receive tax money to help them operate, is that

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Community

Preliminary Recommendations For Lutheran Redevelopment Expected Aug. 3

Following two public meetings to inform and gather input from the public, the City of Wheat Ridge and SCL Health are set to present their preliminary recommendations for the redevelopment master plan of the Lutheran Medical Center campus. The public meeting is set for Aug. 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Wheat Ridge City Hall,

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