Message From the President
Greetings Neighbors and Friends,
Welcome to the May 2019 edition of the Urban Dweller. I hope this note finds you well. Here's a quick update from Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN):
President, Board of Delegates
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc.
Meetings and Forums
CHUN Zoning, Transit, Land Use, and Licensing Meeting
Join Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods' Zoning, Transit, Licensing and Land Use Committee for an important update about current issues impacting your community:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Tears-McFarlane House (Annex Building)
1290 Williams St.
Join us for an East-Central Area Community Workshop!
Come learn about the East-Central Area Plan and have a say in your neighborhood’s future.
Tuesday, May 21
6- 8 p.m.
Church in the City – Beth Abraham
1580 N. Gaylord St., Denver
Dinner and childcare will be provided along with Spanish interpretation services.
Complete meeting information can be found at www.DenverGov.org/eastcentralplan.
Download the event flier for this and other upcoming meetings.
Historic Denver Round Table
Leaders and Representatives of Denver’s Historic Districts!
You are cordially invited to join local non-profit Historic Denver, Inc. for a round table conversation about the hottest historic preservation topics in our city.
This is an opportunity for you to get to know and share information with other historic district neighbors, be in the know about what’s on the horizon for preservation policy, provide feedback on your neighborhood needs in our rapidly-growing city, and hear about Historic Denver’s work.
We hope you can join us at our offices in the historic Emerson School, 1420 Ogden, on one of the following two dates:
Thursday, April 25th at 8:30 – 10:00 am (pastries & coffee included)
Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00-8:30 pm (cookies & light refreshments)
Topics will include:
RSVP by Friday, April 22nd to email@example.com.
Can’t attend? We encourage you to send another representative from your neighborhood.
Questions? Call (303) 534-5288 ext. 1.
Community Update Meeting: Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver
Thursday, May 2nd
Ford-Warren Branch Library – meeting room #2
2825 N High St,
Denver, CO 80205
Please join the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses at a community update meeting to learn more about the legislative history, statutory requirements, and potential features of Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver. Attendees may also ask questions and provide feedback based on the information presented.
This community update meeting is open to anyone seeking to learn more about the future of Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver. Representatives from the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses will be there to present the information and answer any questions.
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
If you cannot attend the community update meeting, but would like to be included in future updates regarding the development of Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver, please sign up for our periodic Liquor Bulletin. Specific questions may also be emailed to
Denver residents, share your voice!
Take transit, ride a bike, walk, or drive along Broadway?
Live near the corridor or frequent the businesses there?
Denver Public Works wants your feedback on the multi-modal improvements planned for Broadway. Share your voice and provide input on conceptual design elements that aim to create a corridor-wide vision where people of all ages and physical abilities feel safe and comfortable using any mode of travel. The survey will stay up through the month of April. Take the survey!
You can sign up for project updates and learn more about how to get involved at
Denver Moves: Broadway
PILOT PROGRAM: Home Energy Score for Denver Residents
The City is running a pilot program for Denver residents who are selling their home or recently purchased. The following content can be shared through your upcoming newsletter, social media, or email lists.
Join hundreds of your neighbors in understanding your home’s estimated energy costs, and what upgrades can help now and over time. You can be in the know too, by requesting a free Home Energy Score (typical cost of $175) through the City & County of Denver’s pilot program if you recently purchased your home, are buying or planning to sell a home in Denver.
Request a Score here if you:
More information about the pilot can be found at: www.Denvergov.org/HomeEnergy
Top Neighborhood News Stories
Volunteers Help Spruce Up Cheesman Park
Cheesman Park is a jewel in the middle of Denver, but it can always use a little TLC, especially since it’s located right in the middle of densely populated neighborhoods. That’s why about 75 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and stepped in to help clean the area on Monday.
Crews hit the ground running at 9 a.m. and finished around noon.
This is all part of a nationwide program for Oroweat Bread. The baker teamed up with Denver’s Parks and Recreation Department to spruce up the park, doing everything from mulching to picking up trash, even re-painting street curbs. The bread company says it is celebrating a return to all things natural, and – naturally – that includes giving back to the community. “Because the community gives to us,” Oroweat Director of Sales, Tony Miller explained. “Our families live in this great community, and to give back feels really good. Definitely want to help with the parks to clean up the environment.” The volunteers also enjoyed a lunch once they completed the clean-up, courtesy of Oroweat.
By Mekialaya White at denver.cbslocal.com
$4M Cheesman Park mansion tops local home sales in March
A Cheesman Park mansion nearing the century mark was the priciest home to sell in the Denver metro area in March. The home at 860 N. Vine St., which dates to 1921, is within walking distance of the Denver Botanic Gardens. Listing agent Christopher Bouc pointed to the massive wine cellar and family-friendly backyard as the major selling points of the 0.36-acre property.
Vietnamese restaurant to fill former DJ’s Cafe space along Lincoln
Nine-story apartment building in Cap Hill sells for $17M
A New Cherry Creek Lounge Promises 120-Plus Spirits
Also in the News
Uptown Capitol Hill Neighborhood Walk-through Focused Around Safety
On Friday April 19, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods board members Dmitrii Zavorotny, Travis Leiker, and Amy Alleman accompanied City and County of Denver Government employees--Ashlee Grace and Adam Jadun--to walk through the Uptown Neighborhood and to address specific traffic, pedestrian safety, and mobility concerns in the neighborhood. Areas of interest are 19th and Logan; two-way street conversions along Grant Street, the 17th Avenue corridor, and others.
Colorado Public Radio to move news gathering operations to downtown Denver
Colorado Public Radio is moving its news gathering operations to downtown Denver after 15 years of broadcasting from Centennial in an effort to be closer to news makers at the State Capitol.
A team of nearly 50 reporters, producers, editors and digital news staff will move into a new, 9,000-square-foot newsroom and studio at 303 E. 17th Ave. in North Capitol Hill, which is a half-mile walk to the State Capitol. Some staffers have been using space in the building as a satellite office for the past few months.
Read more at Denver Business Journal.
By Andrew Dodson
Chase Bank eyes vacant Colfax Arby’s
Chase Bank is considering converting a long-vacant fast-food restaurant on East Colfax Avenue into a bank branch. The New York-based company submitted a site-development plan to the city this month proposing to convert the former Arby’s at 2310 E. Colfax Ave. into a bank branch.
Read more at businessden.com.
By Thomas Gounley
Cherry Creek mansion lists at price double that of neighborhood’s most expensive recent sale
A Cherry Creek mansion has hit the market with an eye-popping price tag just shy of $14 million. That’s twice as much as the priciest home to sell in the neighborhood in decades.
The home, located at 460 Saint Paul St., is 11,800 square feet, and sits on one-third acre, according to the listing.
Read more about the Cherry Creek listing at businessden.com.
By Libby Flood
City Park Gold Course delays opening
Cherish Spirits Lounge, coming to Cherry Creek, to offer 'spirits that no one else in the area has'
Why a developer decided to build multi-million dollar condos in the heart of Capitol Hill
Thirsty Lion Gatropub closes in Cherry Creek
Cheesman Park office building yields a quick 28% return
After 20 years making candles in Denver, Rosy Rings to open first store
Uptown's Penn Station Coffee to close, be replaced by specialty toast shop
Sites at two intersections leading into Cherry Creek sell for $5.5M
Denver's Original Farm-to-Table Restaurant Gets New Owners
New owners of Cherry Creek’s Pasta Pasta Pasta expand hours
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