Real Estate Perspective

August 22, 2018

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Each business day the JRES staff reviews all Denver metro area wide and local newspapers, trade journals, government websites, blogs and other sources for commercial and residential real estate and economic news. News items are condensed into easily readable summaries providing all of the essential facts for the Real Estate Perspective newsletter. Real Estate Perspective is provided alongside Cherry Creek Perspective which provides quick and easy monthly access to current metro area mobility, and southeast Denver real estate and economic information. And Apartment Perspective, provides a detailed update of Denver metro area apartment rental, vacancy and development/construction activity including proposed projects. A searchable library of all of the JRES newsletters content is available at:

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Mobility Choice Blueprint – Denver Metro Area – Take the Quiz

The Mobility Choice Blueprint is a collaborative strategy to help the Denver metro region identify how to best prepare for and invest in the rapidly changing technology that is revolutionizing transportation mobility. A unique planning and funding partnership of CDOT, DRCOG, RTD and the Denver Metro Chamber is creating the Mobility Choice Blueprint – a coordinated strategic direction for the evolving mobility of the region related to walking, bicycling, driving and transit. The 2030 Blueprint will analyze travel trends and technologies in the region, explore and evaluate various technologies and their implications for mobility, align transportation investments of multiple public agencies and create new planning and implementation partnerships.

5 minutes of your time will help shape the future of mobility in the Denver metro area! Take this unique quiz:


Panel on Emerging Mobility Businesses and Technology in Metro Denver

On Friday, August 24, Mobility Choice Blueprint, a partnership of the Denver Metro Chamber, Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation District, will present a panel discussion on emerging mobility options with representatives of Chariot, Easymile, Uber and Lyft.

The meeting will be held at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.

For more information about the mobility partnership, go to


RTD Board of Directors Candidate Forum

If you live in the Denver area, on your ballot in November will be candidates for the RTD Board of Directors.  Many of us don’t know who these folks are. Want to remedy that? Attend an RTD Candidate Forum and listen to them speak on who they are and what matters to them in transit and transportation. The forum will be moderated by former 9 News Anchor, Mark Koebrich. All are welcome to this free event.

Tuesday, Sept 4 – 1:30-3:00 PM, Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St. – RSVP to Christopher at


Applications for DRCOG’s fall 2018 Citizens’ Academy are now open.

DRCOG now operates the Citizens’ Academy, formerly a program of Transit Alliance. Through the nationally recognized academy, participants learn about mobility and land use from local experts and leaders, network with other residents and act on what they’ve learned. Since 2007, more than 800 from around the region have completed the academy, increasing their knowledge of regional issues and enhancing their leadership capacity. The academy is also a great opportunity for prospective or current local government leaders.  DRCOG is now accepting applications for the fall 2018 session at:

The application period will close on Sept. 5. The seven-week academy begins Sept. 27. If you have any questions about DRCOG’s Citizens’ Academy, please contact:

 Brad Calvert
Director, Regional Planning and Development


Denverright:  Game Plan for a Healthy City

Denver’s two-year Denveright outreach and planning effort, has obtained input from thousands of Denverites and resulted in plans for a more inclusive, connected and healthy city. The plans will guide the city’s growth, development, parks, mobility options and more over the next 20 years. The plan drafts are available for review, comment and a detailed survey through October 31.  The city also will host a Denveright community night on August 28, 2018 at City Park Pavilion where anyone may learn more about the plans. City planners will also host office hours in several locations beginning in September.  The draft plans will be revised based on input received, and in early 2019, Denver City Council will review plans that require council adoption.  Draft plans include:

Comprehensive Plan 2040 – An overall 20-year vision and goals

Blueprint Denver – An integrated land use and transportation plan

Game Plan for a Healthy City – A parks and recreation plan

Denver Moves: Transit – A first-ever local transit plan

Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails – A sidewalks, street crossings and trails plan


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