The two neighborhoods are some of Denver's oldest, predominantly Latino and have incomes that are lower than Denver's average.
Conservative military matriarch Sandy Russell and liberal urban gardener Adam Brock reunite at the nonprofit he co-founded.
The thoroughfare in north Denver will be widened to four lanes over a 10-mile stretch.
Shorter Community AME Church hosted a gentrification summit that declared, "Our Communities Are Not For Sale."
After the neighborhoods were neglected for decades, long-time residents hope prosperity is just around the corner.