Mary Beth Susman > News > Uncategorized > As East Colfax Redevelops, Affordability Goals And Gentrification Are Neck And Neck

Denver city officials and neighborhood groups are in a race against private developers to pluck parcels of land for affordable housing along East Colfax ahead of bus rapid transit that will run from downtown Denver to Aurora.

The strip of East Colfax between Monaco Boulevard and Yosemite is particularly bothersome to some leaders and advocacy groups who say the motels, muffler shops and used car dealerships have become unsightly and not conducive — or friendly — to a population most likely to use public transit.

“It’s like no one is looking out for it,” said Monica Martinez, executive director of The Fax Partnership, a nonprofit organization working with the city to identify parcels of land that could be purchased by the city or developers for affordable housing.

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