How should we plan for growth in the citywide Blueprint Denver plan? Attend a workshop near you.
City planners have heard from thousands of Denverites about their priorities for how we grow as a city. Starting today, planners will host five Blueprint Denver workshops where residents can review and provide input on draft maps and potential future growth strategies. Discussion will cover creating new transit corridors, employment and residential hubs, and ensuring all residents have access to amenities, transportation, jobs, trail connections and quality open space. Residents will help identify ways of managing our population growth that are inclusive, equitable and honor the things we love most about our city.
WHEN & WHERE:
Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Maxwell Elementary School, 14390 Bolling Dr.
Southeast: Thursday, September 14 at 5:30 p.m.
University of Denver: Anderson Academic Commons, 2150 E Evans Ave.
Southwest: Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Doull Elementary, 2520 S. Utica St.
Northwest: Wednesday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Scheitler Rec Center, 5031 W 46th Ave.
Central: Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m.
East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade
Denveright is a community-driven planning process that challenges you to shape how we want to evolve in four key areas: land use, mobility, parks, and recreational resources. Plans included in Denveright are: Blueprint Denver (land use and transportation); the Game Plan (parks and recreation); Denver Moves: Transit; and Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails. Visit denvergov.org/denveright.
REMINDER: Only three meetings remaining! Help define the future of Denver's trails and overall walkability
Do you enjoy walking and biking in Denver? Do you have ideas on how it can improve in your area?
As a part of Denveright and Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails, the City and County of Denver invites you to attend a second round of public meetings to examine costs, funding options and policies needed to achieve the community’s vision for a walkable Denver and a world-class trail system.
DETAILS: Three meetings remaining – all from 5:30pm-7:00pm ( same time, same information):
A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request with a three business-day notice. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Spanish language interpretation provided at all public meetings. Se provee interpretación en español en todas las reuniones públicas. For more information please go to www.denvergov.org/denveright and click on the “Pedestrians & Trails” tab.
Te gusta a caminar y andar en bicicleta? Como parte de Denveright y Denver se Mueve: Peatones y Senderos (Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails), la Ciudad y Condado de Denver realizará una segunda ronda de reuniones públicas para conversar sobre proyectos prioritarios de mejoras peatonales y de senderos. Esta segunda ronda de reuniones públicas será una oportunidad para examinar costos, opciones de financiamiento y pólizas requeridas para lograr la visión de la comunidad de un Denver con mejor acceso peatonal y un sistema de caminos de calidad mundial.
DETAILLES: Hay tres reuniones más – cada uno 5:30pm-7:00pm (mismo tema, misma información)
New community input opportunity: The Denver Moves: Transit team has started to identify, evaluate, and prioritize where major transit capital investments (e.g., rail, bus rapid transit, new transfer facilities, etc.) could be in Denver. We need your input to help inform the final recommendations. Please share with your community the new online survey to tell us where they would like to see major transit investments and services in Denver. The transit plan team will also be back out in the community in August and September offering a number of in-person opportunities to provide input about transit corridors – information about where we’ll be is here and on the Denveright calendar.
Blueprint and Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails are hosting workshops/public meetings in August and September – click on the links for more information: Blueprint(PDF), Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails
There will be 5 workshops this September for Denverights’ Blueprint Denver Plan. These workshops are focusing on mapping out the city, identifying the areas of growth and reviewing the feedback with the community that has been received thus far. Visit Denverights’ Blueprint Denver Plan website for more information.
Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30pm.
Maxwell Elementary School, 14390 Bolling Dr
Thursday, September 14th at 5:30pm
University of Denver: Anderson Academic Commons, 2150 E Evans Ave
Wednesday, September 20th at 5:30pm.
Scheitler Rec Center, 5031 W 46th Ave
Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Doull Elementary, 2520 S. Utica St.
Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m.
East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade
The second public meeting of the Cherry Creek Area Implementation Plan will be held on Thursday, July 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 158 Fillmore Street on Fillmore Plaza, 4th Floor. Download the pdf announcement of the public meeting here.
In response to the recent shooting that occurred near Kentucky and Alcott, the Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID) is hosting a barbeque at Athmar Park, across from the intersection of Kentucky and Alcott, from 5PM to 8PM TODAY, July 19. Faith partners from Athmar Park Church and Confluence Ministries will canvass the nearby area to invite community members to the park for dinner and prayer.
Additionally, GRID will activate a Safe Haven at Athmar Park Church to support community members who may have been directly or indirectly impacted by the incident. Refreshments and child care will be provided.
When: Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21, 3PM to 8PM.
Where: Athmar Park Church, 2707 W. Mississippi Ave
Please spread the information with your neighbors:
Flyer for the BBQ
Flyer for the BBQ in Spanish
Flyer for the Safe Haven
Flyer for the Safe Haven in Spanish
2017 GO Bond
Thank you so much for your huge response to my last call for action on the 2017 GO Bond List! Both the Jewell Bridge and $7 million for the Alameda Underpass are included in the current list. This is a direct result of your participation in the process. The bond list is now in front of City Council, and we will be voting on it over the next couple of weeks. Can you help make sure that these projects stay on the list? Do you have time to send a quick email to tell my colleagues how important these projects are?
Email all of City Council about your priorities.
Here is the email address: email@example.com.
There will be a public hearing on the 2017 GO Bond package in front of all of Council on August 7th, you can also sign up to speak during that hearing if you are interested. Learn more about how to sign up here.
You can download the entire list as of today here. To see a one page description of each project, download the summary here.
Proposed Music Festival at Overland Golf Course
The contract for the proposed music festival has been finalized and made public. You can review the entire contract here and the slides from the presentation about the contract here.
There will be a public hearing about this contract in front of City Council on Monday July 24th. If you would like to speak at the hearing you can learn more about how to sign up here.
The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is conducting a series of town hall meetings to solicit feedback, comments and suggestions to help inform the direction of the department and priorities for the coming year.
Please register for a Planning Session near you!
DATE CHANGE! There will be a one-hour courtesy public hearing Monday, July 24 during the introduction of Council Resolution 17-0687 regarding the three-day Overland Golf Course Music Festival. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the City & County Building, 1437 Bannock Street, Council Chambers, Room 450. You may sign-up to speak as early as 5 p.m. in Room 451 or during the recess of Council.
Join the Urban Drainage Flood Control District (UDFCD) and the City & County of Denver to discuss citywide stream management strategies. Stop by one of the following meetings to learn more about how streams are managed throughout Denver.
Pick a time and location that works for you!
9651 MLK Jr. Blvd, Denver, CO 80238
2120 S. Tennyson Way, Denver, CO 80219
3950 S. Holly St., Denver CO 80237
360 Hooker St., Denver, CO 80219
REMINDER! Denver Parks & Recreation invites the community to attend a public meeting to discuss creation of a new athletic permit policy. This policy would address priority use of athletic fields, historical priority, scheduling, allowable use, rest periods, field preparation, cancellation/refunds, and consequences for policy violations, among other issues. Please plan on attending this meeting to learn more about the policy creation process and to voice your thoughts on these topics.
WHEN: Thursday, June 29, 2017
WHERE: Denver Police Protective Association Event Center
2105 Decatur St.
Denver, CO 80211
For more information, please contact the Parks Permit Office | 720.913.0700 | Park.Permits@denvergov.org
For Spanish language interpretation email: Laura.Morales@denvergov.org.
A sign language interpreter or CART will be provided upon request (three business days’ notice is requested): SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org.
For any other public accommodation requests/concerns contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org
RTD has scheduled five (5) public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for August 27, 2017. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes.
Learn more about the proposed changes here.
The Denver Moves: Transit team has kicked-off our spring outreach activities and we would appreciate your help in spreading the word. We are holding 7 neighborhood drop-in workshops and have launched the Build Your Own Transit System online activity.
Denver Moves: Transit Neighborhood Drop-in Workshops
The Denver Moves: Transit team will be out in community holding neighborhood drop-in workshops at 7 locations throughout Denver over the next 3 weeks.
The details of the dates, times, and locations of each work shop are listed here in English and Spanish.
Build Your Own Transit System Activity
We have also launched the Build Your Own Transit System online activity – this interactive activity gives the community the opportunity to select different options that make up their idea transit system. As they develop their system, they’ll see benefits (e.g., increased ridership, improved travel time, improved passenger experience, etc.) in real time. The responses to this activity and input gathered from the workshops will guide the Denver Moves: Transit plan and shape its recommendations. The direct link to the activity is: https://denvermovestransit.org/
Helpful Website Links to Publicize:
Join a community meeting to discuss our vision of a proactive sanctuary policy for immigrant community members here in Denver. Representatives from the Mayor's office and the City Attorney's office will also be in attendance.
The Meyer Law Office, PC, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, American Friends Service Committee, Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, Padres y Jóvenes Unidos, Colorado People's Alliance, Mi Familia Vota, and Together Colorado are hosting this meeting, which will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm at the Denver Inner City Parish (1212 Mariposa Street, Denver, CO 80204).
Share the event with a flyer in both English and Spanish.
How will Denver address growth as our population continues to increase? Come be part of a Blueprint Denver workshop to help identify the best path forward for managing Denver’s growth.
At our April 25 scenario planning workshop, you can join a “Blueprint growth strategy game” that plays out the implications of different patterns of growth. What are the tradeoffs for different population, employment and housing increases, and what are the tradeoffs associated with different growth strategies?
By creating priority transit corridors, exploring current and future growth patterns downtown and in mixed-use centers, and envisioning new mixed-use centers, you will have an opportunity to help shape how future growth may impact equity and affordability, mobility, and access to recreation and other daily needs.
Blueprint Denver workshop
April 25, 2017
5:30 – 8 p.m.
West Leadership Academy at Denver West High School
951 Elati St, Denver, CO 80204
Blueprint Denver is part of Denveright, a community-driven planning process that challenges you to shape how our community evolves in four key areas: land use, mobility, parks and recreational resources. Through four coordinated citywide plans, we will chart the course of the Mile High City for the next 20 years.
The Denver Office of Economic Development is seeking public input and comment to its draft 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for local housing, economic development, public service, and neighborhood facilities programs. Public meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Swansea Recreation Center, 2650 E. 49th Ave., and on Thursday, March 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Montbello Branch Library, 12955 Albrook Dr.
The draft CAPER, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is now available for a public comment period through March 30, 2017 at denvergov.org/oed.
The 2016 Draft CAPER reports on the city’s activities funded by the following federal programs: Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program, and Emergency Shelter Grant programs. All activities and projects are intended to principally benefit citizens of Denver who have extremely low, low- and moderate-incomes, and populations that have special needs such as elderly, disabled, homeless, and HIV/AIDS families and individuals.
Sign language interpretation and Spanish translation can be provided at the public meetings with five business days’ notice. Deaf or hearing impaired residents may contact TTY 7-1-1 or 800-659-2656. For more information, contact Monique Johnson at 720-913-1549. Anyone unable to attend a public meeting may send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Working with a wide variety of community partners, OED operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce.
Please join the City and County of Denver, the Overland Park Neighborhood Association, the Ruby Hill-Godsman Neighborhood Association and the Athmar Park Neighborhood Association for the second public meeting to continue the conversation regarding a potential music festival at the Overland Golf Course.
When: Tuesday, March 14 @ 6:00PM
Where: Overland Golf Course Clubhouse
1801 S. Huron St.
Denver, CO 80223
* Spanish language translation services will be provided.
*A sign language interpreter or CART will be provided upon request. Three business days’ notice is requested. Contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org.
*For any other public accommodation requests/concerns contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.
For more information visit: www.denvergov.org/specialevents
The City and County of Denver and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District will host a public scoping meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to gather public input on ecosystem restoration solutions for degraded habitat along portions of the South Platte River in Denver, Colorado. The proposed project area includes approximately 1.8 miles of the South Platte River from West Harvard Avenue downstream (north) to West Mississippi Avenue.
The meeting will run from 5:30 – 7:30 pm with a formal presentation starting at 6:00 pm. The time before and after the presentation will be an open house style where people will have the opportunity to speak with the Corps and city/county officials about the project.
The meeting will be located at Fleming Mansion, 1510 S. Grant Street in Denver.
Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone who might be interested in attending the public meeting.
For questions about the meeting, please contact Jennifer Williams at Jennifer.Williams@denvergov.org or 303-446-3549.
It has been 10 years since the last GO bond issuance, the $550 million Better Denver Bond Program. The Better Denver Bond Program allowed Denver to improve, preserve and build roads, libraries, parks, city offices, and other facilities. You can see examples of these projects and read more about the last bond here.
Initial public meetings will begin next month. Information gathered from the public will help identify a package of proposals that will be submitted to City Council next summer for referral to the November 2017 ballot.
The foundation of investment considerations for the 2017 bond is based on Elevate 2020, the 2015-2020 Six Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP identifies Denver’s major city asset rehabilitation needs and new investment opportunities in capital infrastructure. Public and City Council input on the CIP and additional projects that are eligible are an important part of the process. Additional projects that the 2017 bond can pay for must be city-owned and -operated assets.
The yearlong process will include four phases of thoughtful input and assessment:
Community meetings hosted by the City and Denver City Council members to help gather input:
Task Forces tapped to examine and prioritize short and long-term capital facilities and infrastructure needs of the city and make project recommendations.
The recommended investments are presented to the public and additional engagement efforts are launched.
Proposed investment packages submitted to Denver City Council for referral to the November 2017 ballot.
Those interested in providing input can submit questions and comments at any time during the yearlong process by emailing 2017GOBond@denvergov.org or visiting any of Denver’s libraries or recreation centers between November 14 and December 21. General information about the 2017 GO Bond process and regular updates will be provided at www.denvergov.org/2017GObond.
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