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.
If you live in the Platt Park Neighborhood, click here to take the survey on what you want to see in Platt Park.
The Mayor’s Office recently announced the 2017 GO bond stakeholder committees that will thoroughly examine the capital facilities and infrastructure needs of Denver and make project recommendations for bond funding.
The diverse, 60+ volunteer committee members will focus on five programmatic areas: Transportation and Mobility; Parks and Recreation; Arts and Culture; Safety Facilities; and City-owned Facilities. An Executive Committee will also be chaired by Roxane White, the President and CEO of the Nurse-Family Partnership and former Chief of Staff to Governor John Hickenlooper. Executive Committee co-chairs will be Jandel Allen-Davis M.D., the Vice President of Government and External Relations at Kaiser Permanente and J. J. Niemann, President of the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation.
The stakeholder committees will consider over 3,000 ideas from the community combined with project ideas identified by City Council, city agencies and the projects listed in the city’s Six Year Capital Improvement Plan, called Elevate 2020. The city also received information about major capital needs from other partners, such as city-owned cultural facilities.
The stakeholder committees will hold meetings from mid-March to May. You can find more information at www.denvergov.org/2017gobond.
Date: March 17, 2017
Project Number: 2017-SRVY-0000014
Area Proposed for Paving: The Alley Bounded by: W. 2nd, W. 3rd, Acoma and
Deadline for Response Date: April 5, 2017 (by the end of the business day)
The City has funded a paving program for unpaved private alleys in Denver that are accessed, both historically and currently, for trash, utilities and the like. The alley adjacent to your property has been identified as one to be paved, unless there are objections that would remove this particular alley from the pavement program.
This paving will be done at NO direct cost to the adjacent property owners. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me (720) 865-3153, or you may send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be SURE you reference the Project Number shown above.
If you have any objections to the paving of this private alley, please submit your written objections no later than the Deadline Response Date shown above. Any protests or approvals must include the project number listed above, and should be addressed in writing to:
Jose Cornejo, P.E.
Executive Director – Dept. of Public Works
Attention: ROWS – Alley Paving
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 608
Denver, CO 80202
We will respond to all objectors, and paving will not begin until all objections are addressed. All objections will be kept on file and part of public record available at this office. If no objections are received by the Response Deadline shown above, the City will add this alley to its 2017 paving program and you will receive additional information closer to the time the paving will begin.
Starting today, Denver Public Works will begin making improvements to a storm line that runs under Evans Avenue in east Denver. This work will require travel to be reduced to one lane in each direction from Holly to Grape Streets. This travel configuration will be in place through Wednesday, March 29.
Message boards will be in place in advance along Evans Avenue to alert commuters about the work and encourage them to use alternate routes. Drivers should expect delays while work is underway. The public’s patience and cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Residential seasonal street sweeping begins Tuesday, April 4, and Denver Public Works needs your help to keep the Mile High City clean! Denver Public Works Street Maintenance crews sweep residential streets from April through November and encourage you to SHOW YOUR PRIDE AND MOVE YOUR RIDE on your sweeping day!
Residents are advised to pay attention to the red and white signs posted on their block for street sweeping parking restrictions, so Denver Public Works can provide the best street sweeping service possible. Residential streets in Denver are only swept once per month where posted (not every block has restrictions), so please be sure to move your vehicle according to the signs on your block to avoid a $50.00 parking citation.
Remember to always follow the sweeping time restrictions on your block and refrain from parking during the restricted times posted, even if it appears a sweeper has already cleaned the street, as sweepers may need to return to the area for additional sweeping.
Want a reminder about your street sweeping day?
* Residents can sign up for street sweeping reminders through pocketgov, the City’s mobile web application. Pocketgov provides user-friendly access to city services via mobile device or a home computer. After creating a simple user profile, residents can receive both email and text notifications.
* Request “No Parking” sticker reminders for your calendar by calling Denver’s customer service line at 3-1-1.
Street sweeping plays a critical role in keeping Denver’s streets, air and water clean. Denver Public Works’ Street Sweeping Program removes dirt, leaves and debris from city streets, which reduces air and water pollution and supports a clean environment. Last year, Denver street sweeping crews swept 143,112 lane miles of Denver streets and collected 62,848 cubic yards of dirt and debris.
The City of Denver is currently accepting applications for the position of Denver Deputy Sheriff. To apply online, please click here:
If you have any questions or problems with applying please email firstname.lastname@example.org! Out of state applications are accepted.
For more information about the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD), go to Sheriff Department or contact Robert Pablo at Robert.email@example.com. Attached is an informational flier. DSD is also hosting Orientation/ Informational Night, March 9 & 21, April 3 & 18 at the Denver Sheriff Department Academy, 5440 (Bldg. 5) Roslyn St. Denver. CO 80216.
Get Started on your Journey with a career with the Denver Sheriff’s Department!
Arts & Venues partners with Meow Wolf providing $20k for Denver creative spaces, multiple city agencies contributing resources
Denver Arts & Venues (A&V) and Meow Wolf announced Wednesday a partnership that includes A&V contributing $20,000 toward a funding program, organized by Meow Wolf, that will specifically assist the more immediate compliance and safety needs of Denver’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and alternative spaces.
Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe, NM-based arts organization, had previously announced plans to disburse $100,000 in annual funding to support safer DIY music and arts venues across the nation. A&V’s money will go to support infrastructural improvements, rent assistance, materials, equipment and other needs as identified by Denver applicants. The DIY fund also supports additional resources for legal, zoning and building code consulting services.
“Meow Wolf was an ideal partner for addressing short-term needs, while we continue to explore more long-term opportunities to support safe, creative spaces,” said Kent Rice, A&V executive director. “As an artist collective, Meow Wolf has emerged as a leader in the region, working closely with Denver-based artists and reacting quickly to the acute space challenges of artists nationwide with the development of its funding program.”
Meow Wolf is collecting applications for Denver-based funding until Friday, March 31. Applicants can visit here to apply.
911NOW includes three key tools that will help residents get the assistance and information they need now: SMART911, SWIFT911, and TEXTto911.
“As the number of individuals who want to live in Denver increases, so too does the demand on our emergency response system. As our city continues to grow, we must also enhance our response system to meet our residents’ needs in a great way, and that is what 911NOW aims to do.”
Together, these three tools will help Denver’s first responders save time and save lives.
Denver has committed to eliminating traffic deaths. Every person matters and traffic fatalities are preventable. As a part of this mission, Denver would like your feedback regarding streets, sidewalks, intersection and all transportation related locations in Denver.
Show us the places that concern you or the places that you think are great for transportation and safety. 1) Locations of concern, or 2) Locations that are awesome. Both of these will inform our future actions.
*Note: This is not a substitute for 3-1-1. If you have a specific maintenance,or any other issue, you can submit those via pocketgov or by dialing 3-1-1. If your issue is an emergency, dial 911.
With Spring just around the corner we wanted provide a reminder that Denver Public Works accepts applications for City-Funded bicycle parking in the public right-of-way year round. Applications are reviewed twice a year in the Fall and Spring. For Spring program consideration, please submit applications by March 31st, 2017. Property owners and businesses are encouraged to apply in order to receive bicycle parking that can benefit their community and establishment. Please share this message with property owners, businesses and others that might be interested, and APPLY HERE.
Send us your suggestions and let us where you would like to see bicycle parking installed, next. Share your SUGGESTION HERE
To learn more about the City-Funded Bicycle Parking Program or suggest a bicycle parking location, visit www.denvergov.org/bikeparking.
The Denver Hiring Events & Job Openings List has moved! In order to better keep up with all of the events and current hiring opportunities, Denver Workforce Services will be posting the Hiring Events & Job Openings List every Friday at www.denvergov.org/workforce.
You can’t miss this icon, over on the right:
Pedestrian Access on Mississippi between Santa Fe and Broadway to CLOSE MONDAY, During Morning Hours
Pedestrian access along west Mississippi Avenue between Santa Fe Drive and Broadway Street will be closed on Monday, March 6 between 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. This is for the safety of the public while concrete is being placed by construction crews.
Pedestrians are advised to take an alternate route during the hours of closure. Those traveling from Broadway Street to the Broadway lightrail station are advised to take public transit traveling westbound on Mississippi Avenue.
The Athmar Park Neighborhood Association is seeking a skilled professional to serve as a Community Connector. We are looking for qualified individuals with proven experience in community building and community organizing. This position will require some non‐traditional hours and the ability to talk with anyone about their community, about their aspirations and about opportunities to build a more walkable, bikeable and livable community. Athmar Park Neighborhood Association is seeking someone with an interest in neighborhood conditions, passion for community and the capacity to interact with community members of all backgrounds, specifically the Hispanic and Latino community.
This is a Part‐Time position, 20 hours per week, $12.50 per hour, working some weekends and evenings.
Click here to read more and learn how to apply.
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