SR4: To Live and Die in the Mile-High City
Northglenn and Thornton are virtually indistinguishable neighborhoods. Both are filled with planned communities of pre-fabricated homes packed on to postage stamp sized lots. Admittedly, their well-patrolled streets are nicely interspersed with parks, golf courses, public schools, and conveniently located shopping. They also bear all the trademarks of eco-friendly planning and construction. But the bottom line is that they feel far more western than any NAN neighborhood should. Most of the people living here make daily commutes into the Sioux portion of “The Hub” to their jobs.
In sharp contrast, to the casual atmosphere of the northern neighborhoods, Commerce City is interspersed with both heavy industry and tightly packed, low-cost housing. Even Lucinda Gray Arrow has publicly condemned the industrial facilities located here for their clearly unacceptable levels of pollution. But, somehow, it just seems to continue. Perhaps this is because odd prevailing winds always seem to carry the airborne contaminants directly into the UCAS sector. Eagle Security Services works in concert with the corporate security manning the many manufacturing facilities here to keep the area reasonable safe. At the same time, with a high population of working-class poor, the average response time to a police emergency call is regarded as unacceptable.