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Old 02-27-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I was wondering the same thing. How much of the new growth in the city of Denver is because of the land by the airport.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Well, there is SOME growth due to the additional land out at the airport, but there is also a lot of in-fill taking place. So it's both. Don't forget, the old Stapleton Airport and the Lowry Air Force Base are now filled with housing and stores.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Well, there is SOME growth due to the additional land out at the airport, but there is also a lot of in-fill taking place. So it's both. Don't forget, the old Stapleton Airport and the Lowry Air Force Base are now filled with housing and stores.
...So that's a significant patch of land that is also probably responsible for a significant amount of Denver's population growth since the 90s.
Also, there are a lot of lofts that have gone up in/around downtown, just outside of LoDo, along Cherry Creek near Confluence Park, and in that area. Lofts fit a lot of people and don't take up a lot of space.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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In any case I am glad to see more growth in the city of Denver.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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One last thing since you talked about Pueblo is at least we can say to the new people moving in "We'll leave the light on for you" much like the old commerical.
...and it'll be a red light.
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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In the Colorado Springs Business journal they talked about a new Southern Colorado Business Partnership. They also talked about how the front range is a new growth corridor and I thought it was interesting so I decided to post that here:

2009 Brooking’s Institute study.

“They found that the country’s largest future growth would occur in five key areas. One of those was along the Front Range of Colorado, from Fort Collins to south of Pueblo.

The link: Colorado Springs Business Journal Blog Archive Southern Colorado Business Partnership brings down ‘yellow curtain’
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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Trinidad has experinced some growth by 2,000 or 3,000 I bet since 2000 yet I don't think we'll see that much of an increase south of Pueblo in the 2010 census.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Trinidad has experinced some growth by 2,000 or 3,000 I bet since 2000 yet I don't think we'll see that much of an increase south of Pueblo in the 2010 census.
In 2000 the official population for Pueblo was 102,121. I suspect it will be around 110,000 after the 2010 census. That is a growth of about 8,000 people.

More importantly for the first time since the economic collapse of the 1980's Pueblo is included in the growth corridor known as the Front Range and it is the top 5 in the country. That means that Pueblo is expected to increase its growth in the coming decades and that is what I have been saying.

Oh I think I get what you said lol. When they say south of Pueblo my take is right south of Pueblo where the new industrial park is and Hatchet Ranch. That would make sense as that is the largest industrial park south of Denver.

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Old 03-05-2010, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Trinidad has experinced some growth by 2,000 or 3,000 I bet since 2000 yet I don't think we'll see that much of an increase south of Pueblo in the 2010 census.
If Trinidad has experienced that much growth, I'd be surprised. If that many people have moved in since 2000, I don't know where they are putting them. There is a significant development on the east side of town, but I thought it has come up a lot slower than anticipated. (Like most new developments across the country these days...)

It has really taken a long time for that town to not be so...backwards. It still has a very long way to go before I would consider it habitable, but I'm very happy to see the progress that is happening there.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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A little off-topic here but Colorado used to do a state census every year that ended in 5. I wonder when it was discontinued and why it was done in the first place.
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