Message from the President
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Thank you for visiting Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods' April 2018 edition of the Urban Dweller. April proved to be very productive for CHUN from both an organizational and community outreach perspective. We kicked off the month with the 26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. It was a tremendous success, and we were delighted to have more than 150 people from around the neighborhood in attendance.
On April 28th, we hosted COOLFax and Cocktails in collaboration with Congress Park Neighbors, Inc. Colfax Ave. Business Improvement District, South City Park Neighborhood Association, and the Bluebird District. Thanks to all who participated and came out to celebrate Colfax Ave. We appreciate the fabulous staff and crew at The Humble Pie Store for their hospitality and delicious PIES. In the coming months, CHUN will host more regular neighborhood gatherings designed to connect friends and neighbors and continue to build a sense of community throughout the greater Capitol Hill area.
CHUN has long been a champion for Denver's neighborhoods and residents. This month, our Board of Delegates adopted a motion to support the 'Mailed Rezoning Notice Amendment' to Denver's Zoning Codes. The amendment (if adopted by city council) will require timely, mailed notification of proposed rezoning changes be sent to owners of property located within 200 feet of the project in question. The board also voted overwhelmingly to support two construction projects that will provide critical housing options for low-income families and our seniors. The first is a new development at 1358 Emerson St. and the second project is the renovation at the Olin Hotel at 1420 Logan St, which is owned and operated by Senior Housing Options. More information about these projects can be found below.
Govnr's Park Tavern will hold their 9th Annual Beer Fest on June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will benefit CHUN, We hope you can join us!
Special thanks to the following new business members: The Bank of Denver, St. Paul Health Center, and the Alexan Apartments in Uptown. Finally, we launched Membership Mondays on Facebook. Each Monday we will recognize one of our members and their contributions to CHUN and our community. If you aren't a member or your membership has lapsed, click HERE to renew or join.
On behalf of the board of delegates, we wish you all the best in May!
President, Board of Delegates
The People's Fair Is Just One Month Away
For a weekend of great entertainment, art, food and people-watching, nothing can beat the Capitol Hill People's Fair. The 47th edition is set for June 1-3 in Denver's Civic Center. This year's Fair includes a ticketed Friday night concert.
There will be music and other entertainment on three stages. First-time additions to the Main Stage include a community yoga session at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and a Sunday appearance at 2 p.m. by the Dazzling Divas Drag Show. The Hometown Stage will host acts as diverse as the Denver School of Rock, Heritage Irish Step Dancers, Colorado Mestizo and Kalama Polynesian Dancers. There's much more, so check out the full schedule here.
The People's Fair is renowned for its eclectic mix of fine art and crafts, packaged and eat-on-the-spot foods, community partnerships and nonprofit exhibitors, and of course excellent beverages including non-alcoholic and adult. You can get the full lineup here. The People's Fair was produced for many years by Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods. We handed over the nuts and bolts of its production last year to Team Player Productions while remaining as its sponsor and beneficiary. It continues to be a great partnership.
Business Member of the Month
The Bank of Denver, formerly the Denver Industrial Bank, was organized by George F. Rock, Jr. as a result of a merger of the Credit Finance Company, organized in 1936, and the Denver Safe Deposit Company, organized in 1908. Today, The Bank of Denver remains a fixture in our community--committed to the Mile High City, its many wonderful institutions, and a financial partner in our neighborhoods,