Rolf Pendall on graduated zoning and Denver’s stability zones

Urban smartie Rolf Pendall of the Urban Institute tells me, via Facebook:

Denver’s last city plan (2000) identified areas of stability and areas of change. They’re now bursting at the seams and most or all the areas of change have changed. So the arguments begin again. Areas of stability have remained stable in their built form but their social composition has changed a lot: more affluent folks, more empty nesters than in 2000. Sustained whiteness above the levels of the city and region. The update will be very interesting to watch. See it here.

What we don’t have is the condition that people in stability zones don’t have to choose between asset appreciation and stability.

This is a real estate market to study! There have to be some cool borders to exploit–you could see whether appreciation is better in stability zones or building zones.