Average rents in the Denver area have grown to $1,500 a month. Downtown averages $2,000 a month.
The long-term unemployed are still unable to find jobs, while some employers are struggling to find qualified workers.
The number of construction jobs has risen 54 percent since bottoming out in 2011.
The proposal at issue would limit new residential building to 1 percent of existing units a year, or about 670 houses, townhomes or condos.
Enrollment has almost doubled in an apprenticeship program run by the Colorado chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors over the last six years, but the industry says it still can't keep up with the demand for skilled labor.
Today, there are around 15,000 less construction workers in Colorado than there were in 2007, when the state hit its peak.
Denver’s need for things like new roads, parks, transportation options and police stations is giving way to what would be the largest bond in the city’s history.
Derrick Velasquez’s exhibition “Obstructed View,” on view through August 20, highlights the materials used to make buildings and objects.
It's a paradigm shift for homeowners after the Great Recession. They're staying longer in their homes jumping from four years on average to eight.
"I'm just astounded, quite frankly, I'm absolutely astounded," Glenn Haggstrom told The Associated Press in a rare interview.