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The city’s ‘downtrodden’ areas

By Ned Seaton

Q: Why are there so many rundown houses in the downtown area? I’m talking specifically the area bordered by Laramie, 11th, Poyntz and Juliette. I’ve started taking morning walks and was curious how such valuable real estate could be so poorly maintained. Is it due to some outmoded zoning laws? Also wondering why the sidewalks are such a mess.

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