"I tell people, why should I leave? Why can't I make my neighborhood better?"
There was some debate on council as members called for more community representation on the group, but the nominees were approved by a firm majority.
"For the residents, they need to get to work. We need to make sure buses and emergency services can get in and out of the neighborhood."
Community activists think the neighborhoods that will bear the brunt of the impact of the project should have at least as much representation as CSU and the stock show.
"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."
Denver wants to create an office for public-private partnerships, and City Council fears being cut out of the process
Under the proposal, Denver City Council would get to set the broad parameters of deals, but contracts would be finalized at the administrative level.
This new fund will somehow generate revenue from the National Western Center and in some way invest it into the communities in north Denver.
"I make $130,000 a year with a high school education and no student loan debt. That's hopefully what these kids get, a craft they can use for a lifetime."
"It's our excuse to be Westerns again," said Kelly Leid, who is overseeing the redevelopment of the National Western Complex.
National Western Center team to work with U.S. Department of Energy and Xcel Energy on “ambitious goals”
The federal government and Xcel will work with the Office of the National Western Center to make the complex "a fully integrated, net zero campus."
New details are available on how The National Western Stock Show could be transformed Denver into a hub for the agriculture industry.
Donald Trump is expected to speak late Saturday, Nov. 5, to a crowd of thousands at the National Western Complex, following a day of events in Florida, North Carolina and Nevada.
The city has a lot planned for these long-neglected neighborhoods. Residents wonder what the future will bring.
City officials took the side of neighbors who think there are way too many marijuana shops in the Elyria-Swansea area.
City officials don't yet know where they'll get all of the money or where they'll put all of the animal waste, but here we go.
Denver needs to find a new home for a grow operation as it buys up land for the National Western.
"They're going to knock down the little houses and build condos. It's going to be all rich people in here."