The Golden Triangle in Denver is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City.
Its boundaries are to the East: Lincoln Street, incorporating almost all of Civic Center Park and the institutions surrounding them (with the exception of the Colorado State Capitol in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and a few buildings to the north of Colfax Avenue). To the North: Colfax Avenue and to the West and South: Speer Boulevard
In 1998 Mayor Wellington Webb approved the first Golden Triangle Neighborhood plan.
The Golden Triangle Neighborhood Association was founded in 1993 and shepherded in an era of escalating growth with continues today with increasing numbers of residents as well as culture centers like the History Colorado Center, the Denver Art Museum and the main branch of the Denver Public Library.
Producer Paul Karolyi spoke with David Price, the current President of the Golden Triangle Association who says the board should be able to address the separate needs of everyone in the Golden Triangle, businesses, developers, residents and visitors. “We’ve tried to create an organizational structure that gets people to cooperate with us on some of the key things that affect businesses, residents and visitors to the Golden Triangle.” Price says the area used to be a series of parking lots, old warehouses and open space without a lot of residents. “That’s been the major change I think and of course the increase of residents comes the increase in businesses.”
Price says one of the challenges facing the area is the increase in renters who tend to be younger and more transient “they’re just not as committed to improving the neighborhood.”
We also hear from Jillian Allison, Assistant Director at the Byers Evans House Museum, an historic home on Bannock Street in the Golden Triangle. Allison says the house was home to two prominent Denver families and is one of the city’s most historic landmarks.
Changing Denver is a KGNU series looking at different Denver neighborhoods.
Music: Minnow by Felix Fast4ward.