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Which Colorado Avalanche Players Live in Denver?

Which Colorado Avalanche Players Live in Denver?

You might be wondering if the professional hockey players of the Colorado Avalanche live nearby. In the famous neighborhood of Cherry Hills Village, it’s no surprise to find an Avalanche player. However, we were surprised to discover that the only recent news about this area revolves around former Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson. Johnson, who joined the Avalanche in 2011, entered the free agency market and signed with the Buffalo Sabres in 2023.

Terrell Davis Buys $3.3M Cherry Hills Village Mansion

Terrell Davis Buys $3.3M Cherry Hills Village Mansion

Retired Denver Bronco Terrell Davis and his wife, Tamiko, acquired 19 Foxtail Circle within Cherry Hills Village for $3.3 million on Aug. 28, as indicated by property records.

Andrew Peter Vanderploeg sold the six-bedroom, eight-bath, 7,000-square-foot residence, which was listed by Cathie Thompson and Marc Johnson with Realty One Group Premier Colorado. Initially, the mansion, constructed in 2004, had been on the market for $3.7 million in June

Expedite Denver’s Permitting Process

Expedite Denver’s Permitting Process

For years now, Denver’s Permitting Process has been mired by lengthy delays, shortages of workers, and endless amounts of red tape. For both commercial developers and local homeowners, the Denver permit approval process can be a lengthy and challenging exercise that seems to always threaten a longer project timeline that incurs more cost.

Everything you need to know about building an ADU

Everything you need to know about building an ADU

By definition, an Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, is a secondary structure that is an independent dwelling that resides on the same property lot as the original home. These ADUs, although separate with their own mailing address, and water and sewer connections – are bundled together with the entire property lot and cannot be bought or sold separately. This unique characteristic makes Accessory Dwelling Units a desirable form of home improvement similar to that of a home addition. The additional space and perceived privacy benefits homeowners looking to offer housing solutions for their families or generate passive income via renting. The home goal of building an ADU in Westminster, Denver, Thornton, and more has increased over the years. However, despite their popularity, ADUs can be quite a complex home construction project. Let us provide some information to get you started and help get everything you need to know about building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit).

How Design-Build Avoids Cutting Corners

How Design-Build Avoids Cutting Corners

A leaky roof, sewage backups, faulty electrical work, and structural inconsistencies. These are challenges that prospective homeowners may expect when purchasing a previously owned house. However, when these types of problems are present after a whole home renovation or custom home construction project they come as a surprise. Unfinished work and poor craftsmanship can plague a home improvement project to the point of delays and costly change orders. Every contractor should strive to ensure these oversights never happen but it seems compounding issues making that goal difficult to achieve.

Nikola Jokic and Denver Nuggets Championship Parade Rally

Nikola Jokic and Denver Nuggets Championship Parade Rally

The Denver Nuggets have done it. Murray, accompanied by Nikola Jokic and the entire Nuggets team, responded to the summons of history on Monday evening, executing pivotal plays in the closing minutes of Game 5. Their remarkable performance resulted in a 94-89 victory over the Miami Heat, culminating in the franchise’s inaugural triumph in the league and the acquisition of the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy. The elated atmosphere at Ball Arena only heightened the jubilation of this momentous achievement, marking a significant milestone in the Nuggets’ 47-year journey.

Denver Nuggets Players Living In Denver

Denver Nuggets Players Living In Denver

We ventured deep into our own neighborhoods of Denver and the surrounding metro area to explore the homes of Nikola Jokic and his teammates. Although the Nuggets may not be considered a superteam (according to some), the players possess real estate that exudes superstar-caliber status.

Denver Zoning Code Amendment Passes: Building ADUs is Easier

Denver Zoning Code Amendment Passes: Building ADUs is Easier

Building ADUs in Denver can be a loft challenge, since the uptick in interest by residents many homeowners have found themselves dissuaded from building an ADU for their property. Challenges that span from surprising costs, lack of builders, but most notably the confusing restrictions found in Denver’s Zoning code. However, on Monday, Denver’s City Council passed an ordinance that amends the Devner Zoning Code and the Former Chapter 59 Code. This amendment should allow for more flexibility and leniency when it comes to building an ADU, but there are some caveats.

Denver’s Waste No More Ordinance

Denver’s Waste No More Ordinance

Denver is actively seeking ways to improve sustainability and eco-friendly aspects of daily life, and that also includes construction. Starting on June 1, 2023, Denver is rolling out its Waste No More ordinance which will require nearly all construction and demolition projects to separate and recycle certain materials. This ordinance comes quickly after the recent approval of Ballot Initiative 306 back in November 2022. With this new requirement for construction projects citywide, homeowners, property owners, and construction companies can expect another layer of approvals before a construction permit can be issued. Let’s take a closer look at Denver’s Waste No More ordinance and what that means for your future construction project.

Weird Facts About Denver Nuggets MVP Nikola Jokic

Weird Facts About Denver Nuggets MVP Nikola Jokic

Colorado and the rest of the States have been buzzing with the latest news about Denver Nuggets. Specifically, the NBA Star Nikola Jokic, has been in the running for being Colorado’s most outstanding professional athlete. In the spirit of this year’s NBA finals and recent series success for the Denver Nuggets, here are some random facts about Nikola Jokic!

Montclair ADU rezoning denied

Montclair ADU rezoning denied

The Montclair neighborhood of Denver was recently exploring the possibility of rezoning a large portion of properties for accessory dwelling units or ADUs. The residents of both Montclair and Mayfair should have a majority disinterest towards rezoning the neighborhood, prompting Councilmembers to abandon the move.

Montclair ADU rezoning denied

Denver claims permit times were cut in half due to a lack of submittals

From a recent Bisnow Denver article, Denver claims its Permit Times has been cut almost in half since November of last year. If this is true, this will be a great benefit for residents and builders looking to perform some kind of construction soon. Denver’s Community Development and Planning Department have long been plagued with a notorious problem of extensive delays surrounding its permit approval times. In fact, the most recent record number of delays was seen just a few weeks ago when the Average Time to Permit Approval reached well over 300 days.

Colorado Affordable Housing Bill Being Finalized

Colorado Affordable Housing Bill Being Finalized

Senate Bill 23-213, or SB23-213, has passed just recently which aims to amend legislation to help promote Colorado Affordable Housing. While this bill is hailed as a great step in the effort for aiding dense populated towns and cities, many are saying there is more to do. Coalitions of advocacy groups are calling for the Senate House to add zoning regulations to the bill so that zoning will become a state government matter rather than a local municipality one.

How Denver Residents can Save Money this Earth Day

How Denver Residents can Save Money this Earth Day

Earth Day is here and we are reminded just how precious and important our environment is. While not everyone has to be a tree-hugger or an eco-nut, it doesn’t much effort to make simple but impactful decisions for the benefit of the environment. In fact, some Denver residents can see some greenbacks in their wallets for their time. Sustainable Design Build loves having a sustainable eco-friendly mindset, so here are a few ways Denver homes can save some money when going green this Earth Day following this article by 5280.

Colorado Permits in 2022 were down compared to the previous year

Colorado Permits in 2022 were down compared to the previous year

According to an article published by Mile High CRE, Colorado has placed itself as one of the top cities when it comes to issuing permits for new construction. As the report states, Colorado has broken out into the top ten states since 2015; for 2022 has ranked as eighth highest in building permits. Despite that ranking and research, Denver has been in a wary condition with its permitting operations. Mired by long plan review times, workforce shortages, material price volatility, and new regulations – the number of permits issued year-over-year is a small snapshot of the construction industry in Colorado.

General Contractors That Help Build Memories

General Contractors That Help Build Memories

Sometimes builders and general contractors should take a step back and remember how personal their services are. When doing residential construction projects like home additions, remodels, and even ADUs, these projects are more than just another job. They are the homes of families who entrusted their space to be handled with care. That is why Sustainable Design Build approaches every residential construction project with a defensive mindset to ensure that absolute quality and safety are given to each home. And it is at times like these that our team here at Sustainable Design Build is reminded of that importance.

Learning About Greenbuilding in Denver

Learning About Greenbuilding in Denver

The upcoming Denver Mayoral Election is nearly over with the last day to vote on April 4 by 7 PM (Mail-in Ballots must be sent today, March 27th). Michael Hancock has been the long-time holding incumbent of the office for the last 12 years. This term, 17 candidates have their hats in the ring to become Denver’s new Mayor. With those candidates, a handful of them is calling for reform or improvements when it comes to Denver’s own construction and permitting process. For years now, the City and County of Denver have been plagued with increasingly long review and permitting times. A problem that has extended into both commercial construction and residential construction. Many argue (including these 4 candidates) the barriers in place are causing unnecessary delays, especially for a city that is combatting record lows in housing inventory and impressive highs in costs. Until something is done, the ever-growing backlog in the City’s Community Planning and Development Department will never be resolved.

Denver Linkage Fee Add Thousands in Cost for Homeowners

Denver Linkage Fee Add Thousands in Cost for Homeowners

The upcoming Denver Mayoral Election is nearly over with the last day to vote on April 4 by 7 PM (Mail-in Ballots must be sent today, March 27th). Michael Hancock has been the long-time holding incumbent of the office for the last 12 years. This term, 17 candidates have their hats in the ring to become Denver’s new Mayor. With those candidates, a handful of them is calling for reform or improvements when it comes to Denver’s own construction and permitting process. For years now, the City and County of Denver have been plagued with increasingly long review and permitting times. A problem that has extended into both commercial construction and residential construction. Many argue (including these 4 candidates) the barriers in place are causing unnecessary delays, especially for a city that is combatting record lows in housing inventory and impressive highs in costs. Until something is done, the ever-growing backlog in the City’s Community Planning and Development Department will never be resolved.

Denver Linkage Fee Add Thousands in Cost for Homeowners

Denver Mayoral Candidates Set Sights on Denver Permit Times

The upcoming Denver Mayoral Election is nearly over with the last day to vote on April 4 by 7 PM (Mail-in Ballots must be sent today, March 27th). Michael Hancock has been the long-time holding incumbent of the office for the last 12 years. This term, 17 candidates have their hats in the ring to become Denver’s new Mayor. With those candidates, a handful of them is calling for reform or improvements when it comes to Denver’s own construction and permitting process. For years now, the City and County of Denver have been plagued with increasingly long review and permitting times. A problem that has extended into both commercial construction and residential construction. Many argue (including these 4 candidates) the barriers in place are causing unnecessary delays, especially for a city that is combatting record lows in housing inventory and impressive highs in costs. Until something is done, the ever-growing backlog in the City’s Community Planning and Development Department will never be resolved.

Asbestos During A Remodel

Asbestos During A Remodel

Sustainable Design Build is committed to providing Denver and the surrounding communities with a higher level of service when it comes to building homes. That also includes providing a better sense of security through tried and true safety protocols. Many of the home Sustainable Design Build work on with clients can be older homes that contain hazardous materials, commonly this comes in the form of asbestos. As one may know, asbestos was originally used for providing insulation to buildings but is now removed from homes and replaced with safe options. However, demolishing any part of a home can run the risk of increased exposure to asbestos. Therefore, there are certain safety procedures that Sustainable Design Build follows to safely build a custom home or finish a home remodel.

Denver Bungalow Pop Top

Denver Bungalow Pop Top

Many of the homes throughout Denver’s neighborhoods share a quality that can be described as balanced and well-proportioned. Generally small in footprint and size while placed on a spacious lot, these homes are known as Bungalows. With beautiful front porches, these homes give Denver’s residential areas a warm and inviting face. However, despite their ubiquity, these homes still have a lot more to be desired when it comes down to space and modern day home utility. Which is why we at Sustainable Design Build have seen a large influx of clientele looking to start a Denver Bungalow Pop Top project. A home improvement that is perfect for a growing family or one that is looking to get more square footage without selling and moving. By adding a second-story addition to a Denver Bungalow, residents can still enjoy the timeless charm of their home and be in Denver without sacrificing space. Let’s take a closer look into what a Denver Bungalow Pop Top project is all about.

Full Service Design Build For Custom Homes and Renovations

Full Service Design Build For Custom Homes and Renovations

Denver residents who want to enhance or construct their homes can turn to Sustainable Design Build (SDB) and take advantage of their Full Service Design Build service. SDB puts sustainable and eco-friendly practices at the forefront of its construction and renovation process, starting from the initial design phase to the final build. They work closely with clients to create homes or buildings that meet their needs while minimizing their environmental impact.

Is Sustainable Design Build a General Contractor?

Is Sustainable Design Build a General Contractor?

There are some key differences between a design-build company like Sustainable Design Build and a traditional General Contractor. However, at our core, SDB operates just as a general contractor would – someone who is responsible for overseeing a construction project but with more added benefits to clients in a singular package.

Denver Looking To Make ADU Building Easier

Denver Looking To Make ADU Building Easier

ADU building is not an easy home improvement project here in Denver. Despite its recent efforts to make it more streamlined, Denver’s Community Planning and Development department still has significant hurdles for homeowners to clear for the ADU building. These come in the form of several regulatory barriers to residential construction. Properties zoned to allow for the construction of ADUs must consider adequate setbacks, building height limits, minimum lot size requirements, maximum square footage, reuse of existing accessory structures (when applicable), and owner occupancy, among other factors.

Denver Apartment Construction Mired By Permit Pain

Denver Apartment Construction Mired By Permit Pain

Construction in Denver has been hot in the last couple of years and the sheer volume of Denver’s Development and Planning Department is immense. But the increase in demand for more housing has developers breathing down the neck of the city’s review teams, expecting permit approvals in a timely manner. Unfortunately, a culmination of supply issues, workforce shortages, and shortsighted considerations Denver has been put in the spotlight for failing to deliver a service to help the development of its growing city. There does seem to be a fire lit underneath Denver’s review teams with more dedicated efforts to review plans for permits but the present pain can be felt all across Denver’s construction industry.

Setting Expectations for Your Home Renovation

Setting Expectations for Your Home Renovation

Building a home, remodeling, or performing any kind of home renovation can be an emotional task. It is easy to get carried away with ideas, inspirations, vision boards, and HGTV-fueled dreams. But when it comes down to the actual design and construction of your home renovation reality can be quite harsh. That is why we at Sustainable Design Build aim to be honest and transparent with the financial, emotional, and practical realities of your home renovation project. Let’s break down some of the most challenging aspects of a home renovation project and how one can prepare for it by setting good expectations

Is Denver’s Affordable Housing Ordinance scaring away commercial multifamily development?

Is Denver’s Affordable Housing Ordinance scaring away commercial multifamily development?

Three months after the newly released housing ordinance, the Apartment Association of Metro Denver is showing a negative trend in commercial multifamily development. Applications for commercial multifamily development have dramatically fallen by 88% following Devner’s new affordable housing ordinance. While the goal of the ordinance was to help further the development of new multifamily housing, many experts warned of the opposite effect. It seems now, Denver’s Affordable Housing Ordinance is scaring away commercial multifamily development.

Denver’s Ordinance 307 How Sidewalks Affected Your Remodel

Denver’s Ordinance 307 How Sidewalks Affected Your Remodel

When walking through the neighborhoods of Denver, you may have noticed some of the sidewalks are more treacherous than others. There is definitely a varying degree of quality and upkeep for this pedestrian pavement. Up until now, it has actually been the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain and improve the sidewalks of the neighborhood. But now, Denver’s sidewalks have changed hands in management and control but still at the cost of homeowners. This is a benefit in many aspects, especially for property owners who were looking to build or make improvements to their homes.