Development Along Brighton Boulevard Reflects Larger Denver Issues

October 3, 2019
A cyclist rides along Brighton Boulevard, Five Points, Sept. 24, 2019. A cyclist rides along Brighton Boulevard, Five Points, Sept. 24, 2019. Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
A cyclist rides along Brighton Boulevard, Five Points, Sept. 24, 2019.

In what used to be an industrial area, there are now sidewalks, bikeways, a traffic signal just for pedestrians, trendy restaurants, a sparkling new music venue, and loads of apartments. We’re talking about Denver’s River North District -- along Brighton Boulevard. It’s the first street in the city to get this kind of 360-degree focus.

Denverite editor Ashley Dean and her team reported on this thoroughfare as a way to tell a bigger story about gentrification, the environment, homelessness, and transportation.