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Developers for Downtown Denver expect huge growth

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Morning sunlight filters through the skyscrapers of downtown Denver on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. After decades of pouring billions of dollars into a transportation system that favors moving vehicles quickly above all else, the Denver region could see a significant funding shift away from road expansions and toward public transit, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

The pandemic wasn't kind to downtowns — as people went to working from home, the need for office space dried up. Yet in spite of the sluggish commercial real estate market, developers are planning a revamp of lots near Ball Arena in downtown Denver, along with residential development along the South Platte River banks and transforming the Auraria Campus. Denverite's Kyle Harris talks about these plans with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.