A snapshot of the Globeville-Elyria-Swansea neighborhood in northeast Denver. 

[Photo: North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative]

Some neighborhoods in the northeast part of Denver are struggling -- particularly Elyria-Swansea and Globeville. These communities lie on both sides of I-70. There, homes intermingle with warehouses. Residents say streets are poorly lit, there aren't enough police, and stray dogs roam the neighborhood. The area sometimes smells like pet food, because of a Purina plant nearby. 

It’s been described as “the forgotten part of Denver.” But the mayor’s office wants to change that.

Kelly Leid is heading up the city’s revitalization plan. He speaks with CPR’s Lesley McClurg and takes a few questions from residents and people connected to the community.