Denver's downtown office conversion study underway

Downtown Denver office buildings in 2016. Photo: John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

Denver has started looking at downtown offices to determine whether they're suitable for residential living.

Details: A feasibility study launched last month will look at up to 30 downtown office buildings to see whether they can be converted into housing, city planning department spokesperson Laura Swartz tells us.

Report: Downtown Denver is 13% parking, below the national average

Parking lots in downtown Denver. Image: Courtesy of Parking Reform Network

Downtown Denver has less surface parking than other big cities in the U.S., according to a recent analysis by Parking Reform Network, a nonprofit that advocates for more walkable cities.

Why it matters: More space for cars means less space for retail, parks and housing, which can drive up living costs and lower the area's appeal, the organization says.


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