"I tell people, why should I leave? Why can't I make my neighborhood better?"
Denver is looking to buy the land where the Stockyard Saloon sits and hopes to keep the business on site.
Denver philanthropists Cille and Ron Williams started off the $100 million fundraising campaign for four new buildings at the National Western Center.
Officials hope they'll be able to bring additional dollars to the project during the next seven years.
If approved, the project would be a drop in the bucket for the hundreds of residents facing economic pressures in Elyria-Swansea.
"Let's tear some stuff up," Mayor Michael Hancock shouted before hopping in a backhoe Friday to start the demolition at the groundbreaking event.
Denver officials are observing the passage of Ballot Measure 2C with a groundbreaking ceremony 11:30 a.m Friday, Nov. 3.
The National Western Center redevelopment project will be spearheaded by a new Denver official next month after longtime advocate Kelly Leid steps down.
On the National Western, Denver City Council says the community can have a voice even without an extra vote
Denver City Council on Monday moved forward the framework agreement that will govern the redevelopment of the National Western Center.
Officials said Globeville and Elyria-Swansea residents can start benefiting from the project after the National Western Center Authority is set up.
Saunders Construction is expected to lead the first wave of the National Western Center redevelopment in Elyria-Swansea.
"You have parents walking up and down Washington Street with a stroller and a bunch of kids, and there is no sidewalk, and it is so unsafe."
This new fund will somehow generate revenue from the National Western Center and in some way invest it into the communities in north Denver.
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