Gentrification Challenges Diversity in Five Points Area
Margaret Jackson speaks to First Take about gentrification of the Whittier neighborhood
Real-estate reporter Margaret Jackson found herself seriously reflecting on the way gentrification has affected Denver after her dog groomer jokingly claimed to be the “last black man standing” in Whittier (east Five Points).
As Jackson writes in a Confluence Denver article, “As the investment dollars spill out of the city center, the Whittier neighborhood northeast Denver is challenged to preserve its past. Home values [in Whittier] have jumped up more than 12 percent in the last year.”
Jackson joined First Take with Lando and Chavis to discuss what factors led to northeast Denver’s gentrification and what can be done to preserve the culture and history of the neighborhood.
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