Letter from Christopher
My wife and I recently traveled through Greece and Italy, and many times, I was awed that we were walking on cobblestone streets where people have walked for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and walking past stunning houses and buildings where people have lived and worked for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
It is interesting, in comparison, how sometimes here we find it difficult or controversial to preserve a small number of our relatively historic houses and buildings, which may only be a hundred or so years young. Preserving our historic buildings provides our city with much needed color, diversity, and character that makes Denver a unique and interesting place in which to live and raise families.
Of course we need more housing for the thousands of people flocking to Denver. And that means new houses, new buildings, new streets and improved infrastructure, but, if we are smart about it, we can preserve that which makes Denver special, while building the new in a way that makes Denver amazing.
That is why CHUN joined other concerned community groups and individuals to support historic landmark designation for the beautiful house at 1741 Gaylord Street. We are pleased that the Denver City Council agreed with us and, in a rare move, voted unanimously to approve the landmark designation. And it’s why we hosted the recent clean up in Cheeseman Park, which encouraged a dedicated group of Denverites to help beautify this city treasure. In addition, CHUN supported VIVA Streets to close Broadway and enabled our neighbors to come together to celebrate our city.
So, join your neighbors and friends at Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods as we strive to preserve the past, improve the present, and plan for the future. You can make a difference for our young city!
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Food Trucks at Civic Center Park all Summer!
Looking for a bite to eat?
Every Wednesday and Thursday this summer, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Civic Center Park will host a rotating selection of food trucks.
Grab your friends or colleagues and grab some lunch!
Check out the food truck schedule.
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