Developer submits plan concept for 81-story tower in downtown Denver

The development team seeking to build the would-be tallest building in Denver filed a site concept with the city last week calling for an 81-story, mixed-use tower at the southeast corner of 17th and California streets downtown. An early rendering of the 1,000-foot, 90 story skyscraper New York-based Greenwich Realty Capital said it plans to build at the corner of 17th and California streets in Denver. Developers submitted a site concept for the building in February 2018 that set its height at 81 stories, still much taller than any other structure in the city to date. Rendering provided by Carlos Ott, Crown Architecture and David Partnership. City staffers say the… Read More

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The California Dream is tough to afford if you’re under 40

Click here if you are having trouble viewing the video on your mobile device. Samantha Sprau rents a 450-square-foot studio north of downtown Oakland with appliances and gold-speckled laminate that could be decades older than she is. It costs $1,575 per month. “It’s a ton for one person to pay,” said the 27-year-old battery engineer, who finds herself relying on the same grocery-skimping survival skills she learned as a broke undergraduate at San Jose State: snacks for lunch and “lentil soup for days.” “I feel like it shouldn’t be so insane,” she said, “that a single professional should be able to afford a studio apartment.” The Bay Area economy is… Read More

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By the numbers: A statistical glimpse at the status of the California Dream

FIRST IN AN OCCASIONAL SERIES Editor’s note: Is the California Dream still valid? Compared to the rest of the nation, we are expensive – and making ends meet gets tougher for many of us each year. We have the nation’s highest rates for poverty and income inequality and we face a deepening housing-affordability crisis. Our state has an unfunded debt approaching $400 billion for public-employee retirement and billions more for outstanding bonds. Add to that a massive infrastructure backlog. And yet, many argue, Californians are more diverse, safer and better educated than ever. As a pivotal election nears, the issues gripping the state will shape life decisions about where to… Read More

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SpaceX announces delay of Falcon 9 rocket launch, now scheduled for Wednesday in Southern California

Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. SpaceX’s latest launch has been scrubbed – again. The new launch date is set for 6:17 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. If that doesn’t work, the next opportunity to launch will be the same time Thursday. Team at Vandenberg is taking additional time to perform final checkouts of upgraded fairing. Payload and vehicle remain healthy. Due to mission requirements, now targeting February 21 launch of PAZ. — SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 17, 2018 The Hawthorne-based space technology company’s latest mission is for one of its Falcon 9 rockets to… Read More

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Stock market correction is normal, and could be an opportunity for those investing for long term

By Steve Booren, Special to The Denver Post In the last two weeks, the stock market has experienced higher levels of volatility than we’ve seen in some time. The result has been many headlines highlighting the downfall of a strong market. It’s left many people wondering if this is normal and healthy, or a sign of worse things to come. But what is normal? In my experience, the only “Normal” setting I see is on the clothes dryer. Normal is just a comparison of our experience today vs. our experience lately. Steve Booren Lately, there has been an absence of volatility. Think about it. We haven’t seen a 10-percent-plus drop… Read More

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Boulder County 4-H leaders cancel new gun display at annual event

Matthew Jonas, Times-CallThe annual tack show will be held Feb. 24 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. The Boulder County Shooting Sports Council was approved to host a table exhibiting guns, but officials decided to prohibit firearms at the event. Boulder County 4-H officials prohibited a gun display as an addition to this year’s annual tack show Feb. 24 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds just hours before 15-year-old 4-H member Tegan Brown told leaders she would not attend the event if firearms were present. When Brown’s mom, Candice Brown, president of the Boulder County 4-H adult advisory committee, learned that the 4-H-led Boulder County Shooting Sports Council was approved to host… Read More

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