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Re: Denver

Posted: April 16th, 2018, 10:19 am
by MNdible
The development around Union Station is a step above what we're seeing in Minneapolis, and the renovation of the depot itself is just drop dead gorgeous.

As far as why they're building differently, I'm quite certain that it's all economics -- land costs are higher, and rents are higher, thereby allowing you to do more expensive buildings. There shouldn't be anything different code-wise.

Re: Denver

Posted: April 16th, 2018, 11:39 am
by Silophant
Yeah, the whole Union Station area is amazing.

I wasn't sure about building codes - are they pretty standardized nationally? Or even internationally?

Re: Denver

Posted: April 16th, 2018, 1:01 pm
by MNdible
The International Building Code is broadly (but not universally) adopted in the United States. It gets updated every three years, but there's typically a lag in adoption. For example, the state of Minnesota is running on the 2012 version of the code. Local jurisdictions can and do amend the code.

Re: Denver

Posted: October 3rd, 2018, 8:41 pm
by Anondson
Home prices are steeply dropping in Denver.

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/10/03/d ... goes-cold/

Re: Denver

Posted: October 8th, 2018, 12:07 pm
by QuietBlue
They've had a really overheated market, so that's not surprising.

Denver

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 3:46 pm
by Anondson
North of Denver, near Boulder, a proposal to build a Dutch-style (pedestrian and bike centered compact city)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonrei ... -colorado/

If Met Council is going to build LRT out to green fields, I wish we could try a 1 sq mile of this. Maybe the Rice Creek Commons should reboot with this idea?

Re: Denver

Posted: February 23rd, 2019, 7:27 pm
by mattaudio
I would totally live in Mr Money Mustacheville.

Re: Denver

Posted: February 24th, 2019, 11:18 am
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
Bicycling is much more attractive when you're not breathing tailpipe emissions.

Re: Denver

Posted: February 25th, 2019, 9:42 am
by LakeCharles
I would happily live there as well, asssuming Mr. Money Mustache himself wasn't there. That man is insufferable.

Re: Denver

Posted: February 25th, 2019, 9:50 am
by seanrichardryan

Re: Denver

Posted: February 25th, 2019, 11:05 am
by mattaudio
LakeCharles wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 9:42 am
I would happily live there as well, asssuming Mr. Money Mustache himself wasn't there. That man is insufferable.
How? I'm a long-time follower of his blog (6+ years) and I don't understand that assessment.

Re: Denver

Posted: February 25th, 2019, 12:55 pm
by LakeCharles
His whole schtick is shaming people who weren't able to follow his improbable career path. The man made something like $300k annually for 10 years, then "retired" and parlayed his moderate frugality into a highly successful blog/personality cult (his own words) that earned him 6 figures.

The idea that the only thing holding all of humanity back from retiring at 30 is that some people own pets and cars is... ridiculous. (And I own neither a car nor a pet.)

Re: Denver

Posted: February 25th, 2019, 1:31 pm
by mattaudio
Sure $300k is high, but there are plenty of couples making $125-175k per year combined who are far from reaching FI.

Re: Denver

Posted: February 25th, 2019, 2:09 pm
by LakeCharles
But he has even admitted that he could not afford his current lifestyle without the income coming from his website, so he isn't really financially independent in any way that someone else could replicate.

Re: Denver

Posted: February 25th, 2019, 2:10 pm
by QuietBlue
He seems to have some good advice for those lucky enough to be in a position to make use of it. And he was lucky to have had the opportunities to do the things he did.

That being said, if you're not paying a mortgage/rent, student loans, child care, and car payments, then yeah, everything else is pretty simple if you're careful (assuming you have health insurance through your employer). It's really not this tough, masochistic thing he makes it out to be and for which he wants all this credit.

Re: Denver

Posted: March 11th, 2019, 6:28 pm
by Silophant
Denver has a bus route 0 and I do a double-take every time I see it.

Update: It got worse when I realized it was actually the route I needed to take

Re: Denver

Posted: March 12th, 2019, 9:03 am
by MNdible
But do they have a double zero?

Re: Denver

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 8:06 am
by mattaudio

Re: Denver

Posted: April 2nd, 2019, 12:23 pm
by Bakken2016
https://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/01/r ... e-opening/

The G Line is finally opening on April 26th, with E, F, R extension on May 19th.