I was touched and inspired by Laura Aldrete’s story. I’ve never liked being called a “native” and reading her words gave me so much affirmation. She said it beautifully…”We are all from somewhere else.”
She is in charge of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department. I’m currently in the midst of designing my own ADU which I plan to build this year. Policy from her department directly impacts every part of this project. It has been a fun process to think through the function and neighborhood context.
I hope our paths will cross soon, we seem to share many common interests that would make for great conversation.
Here is the link to the article by Kasey Cordell
Photo by Rachel Woolf
Aldrete with her son Aristedes and her husband in the dining room of their north Denver home.