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Re: Denver

Postby MNdible » April 16th, 2018, 10:19 am

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.

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Re: Denver

Postby Silophant » April 16th, 2018, 11:39 am

Yeah, the whole Union Station area is amazing.

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

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Re: Denver

Postby MNdible » April 16th, 2018, 1:01 pm

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.

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Re: Denver

Postby Anondson » October 3rd, 2018, 8:41 pm

Home prices are steeply dropping in Denver.

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

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Re: Denver

Postby QuietBlue » October 8th, 2018, 12:07 pm

They've had a really overheated market, so that's not surprising.

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Denver

Postby Anondson » February 22nd, 2019, 3:46 pm

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?

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Re: Denver

Postby mattaudio » February 23rd, 2019, 7:27 pm

I would totally live in Mr Money Mustacheville.

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Re: Denver

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » February 24th, 2019, 11:18 am

Bicycling is much more attractive when you're not breathing tailpipe emissions.

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Re: Denver

Postby LakeCharles » 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.

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Re: Denver

Postby seanrichardryan » February 25th, 2019, 9:50 am

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Denver

Postby mattaudio » February 25th, 2019, 11:05 am

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.

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Re: Denver

Postby LakeCharles » February 25th, 2019, 12:55 pm

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.)

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Re: Denver

Postby mattaudio » February 25th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Sure $300k is high, but there are plenty of couples making $125-175k per year combined who are far from reaching FI.

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Re: Denver

Postby LakeCharles » February 25th, 2019, 2:09 pm

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.

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Re: Denver

Postby QuietBlue » February 25th, 2019, 2:10 pm

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.

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Re: Denver

Postby Silophant » March 11th, 2019, 6:28 pm

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

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Re: Denver

Postby MNdible » March 12th, 2019, 9:03 am

But do they have a double zero?

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Re: Denver

Postby mattaudio » March 14th, 2019, 8:06 am


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Re: Denver

Postby Bakken2016 » April 2nd, 2019, 12:23 pm

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.


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