Professor Jeremy Nemeth Interviewed by Denver Post about increased density and displacement along East ColfaxCAP | CAP Jul 22, 2019
East Colfax is undergoing rapid change - with a $150 million bus rapid transit line planned for the 2020s, the city is cleaning up nuisance businesses, buying property, and making moves to encourage developer investment in a neighborhood once notorious for high-speed traffic and crime. This has residents both excited and nervous about the future, with fears of gentrification and displacement being among the top concerns.
According to Professor Németh, who was interviewed for the article, East Colfax is “one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods to gentrification in the region." Németh argues that "it’s time for the city to be more proactive in helping current residents and shaping new development."
“I would argue that this is the time to really start to say … we have the right, the responsibility to create the kind of city that we want, ” Németh said. “And we have the ability to do that now.”
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