Message From the President
Greetings Neighbors and Friends,
As I sit and write this message, it is 5 degrees outside. During cold days like these, I am grateful for the many blessings I have in my life--family, dear friends, employment opportunities, and a warm place to call home. Many in our community struggle with homelessness and do not have people (or places) to turn to on extremely cold days and throughout the year. Consider supporting an organization dedicated to helping those in need. The following have been close partners of Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) and are doing some important work to tackle this and other vexing issues within our boundaries: Warren Village, CHARG Resource Center, The Gathering Place, Capitol Hill United Ministries, Project Safehouse, the GLBT Center of Colorado, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Urban Peak, and many others.
As March enters like a lion, here a few updates from CHUN:
Wishing you the very best this March. Stay warm.
President, Board of Delegates
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods
CHUN Standing Committee Updates
Historic Preservation Committee:
Download and read the meeting notes from February 13, 2019. The next meeting will be on:
Date: Monday, March 25
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: 1201 Williams Street, Denver (19th-floor party room).
There is guest parking to the south of the high-rise.
Zoning, Transportation & Licensing Committee
The next meeting of the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Zoning, Transportation and Licensing Committee will be focused on Denver's Initiative 300, which citizens will be voting on in the May municipal election.
If enacted, Initiative 300 would change Denver's laws regarding occupancy of public places by those experiencing homelessness. Titled the "Right to Survive" initiative by its proponents, this is shaping up to be the most controversial initiative on the upcoming ballot. Speakers from both the "pro" and "con" side will be at this meeting to discuss the issues, along with a representative of a service provider to provide information regarding the background issue of homelessness in Denver.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Additional Public Hearings, Meetings, and Forums
Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan Town Halls
The Department of Finance and Denver Parks & Recreation are gathering input on the Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan and the recently approved parks funding (measure 2A).
What types of improvements would you like to see in your city? Playgrounds and trails? Libraries and fire stations? Bike lanes and bridges? Let us know your priorities for capital projects in Denver.
Town Hall options:
At each meeting:
Keep an eye out for surveys and comment cards in early March. You will be able to offer feedback online or in person at recreation centers and libraries.
Learn more at www.denvergov.org/finance or at www.denvergov.org/parksandrecreation
“Game Plan for a Healthy City” Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking input on the second draft of the “Game Plan for a Healthy City”, and will host a public hearing prior to its final approval process at City Council. This long-range strategic plan is intended to help the city respond to challenges including growth, limited water resources, and changes in our climate. The plan proclaims easy access to parks and open space as a basic right for all residents, and establishes our city's parks, facilities and recreational programs as essential for healthy environment, healthy residents, and a high quality of life for everyone.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hear public comments on this draft on March 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, held at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, located at 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.F.6. A copy of the “Game Plan for a Healthy City” is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation and accessible through the City and County of Denver's Denveright website. Review the plan directly via this link.
Denver Excise and Licenses Public Hearing: NEW Hotel & Restaurant Liquor License
A hearing before Denver Excise and Licenses regarding a proposed NEW Hotel & Restaurant Liquor License for 221 Detroit Street, to be called "Cherish Spirits Lounge." This will be a "needs and desires" hearing, and will be held on Friday, March 15th at 1:30 p.m. in the offices of Denver Excise and Licenses, 201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept. 206 (Wellington Webb Building). Additional information can be obtained from Denver Excise and Licenses. Contact Bruce Turner at that agency at email@example.com (720-865-2748).
Filing of Zoning Application: 555 E. 8th Avenue, 777 Pearl Street, and 790 Pearl Street
An application has been filed to rezone the properties located at 555 E. 8th Avenue, 777 Pearl Street, and 790 Pearl Street from PUD #35 to G-RO-5. No dates have been set yet for hearings before the Planning Board or City Council. For additional information contact Associate City Planner Ella Stueve at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is anticipated that this application will be the subject of a CHUN Neighborhood Assembly at some date in the future.
Denver Excise and Licenses Requests Comments: Transfer of Ownership for a Retail Fermented Malt Beverage Retail License
Denver Excise and Licenses is asking for comments regarding a proposed Transfer of Ownership for a Retail Fermented Malt Beverage Retail License for 1090 Ogden Street (the 7-11). Comments must be submitted no later than March 5th regarding issues related to the "character, record and reputation" of the new owner. Comments are to be made to EXLApplications@denvergov.org, or to the offices of Denver Excise and Licenses, 201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept. 206 (Wellington Webb Building). Additional information can be obtained from Denver Excise and Licenses. Contact Bruce Turner at that agency at email@example.com (720-865-2748).
Board of Adjustment Public Hearing for 233 Clayton Street
A public hearing is scheduled for the appeal of a denial for a new multi-unit development with parking code violation. The meeting will be at 201 W. Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor Tower Hearing Room, 2.H.14 on Tuesday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m.. Contact Denver Board of Adjustment regarding Case No. 30-19 for more information at 720-913-3052.
Denver Excise and Licenses Public Hearing: NEW Lodging & Entertainment Liquor License for AMC Cherry Creek 8 movie theaters
A hearing before Denver Excise and Licenses regarding a proposed NEW Lodging and Entertainment Liquor License for AMC Cherry Creek 8 movie theaters located in the Cherry Creek Mall at 3000 E. 1st Avenue. This will be a "needs and desires" hearing, and will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 1:30 p.m. in the offices of Denver Excise and Licenses, 201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept. 206 (Wellington Webb Building). Additional information can be obtained from Denver Excise and Licenses. Contact Bruce Turner at that agency: firstname.lastname@example.org (720-865-2748).
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Give Feedback in Your Community on the Impacts of Health
Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) and Denver Public Health (DPH) want to know what impacts your health. Your ideas will help us decide how to measure health in Denver.
Please complete this short survey before March 29th and share it with your Denver networks and communities. Your ideas will be used to determine priorities for Denver’s next Community Health Assessment and guide community health improvement efforts. We welcome feedback from everyone!
For more information, please email Abbie Steiner, Health Assessment Program Manager, at email@example.com.
Share Your Opinions about the Future of Your Neighborhood
What kind of a future do you want for your neighborhood? That’s the question that the city’s Department of Community Planning and Development (CPD) is asking as the City formulates a new neighborhood plan for six East Central neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Uptown, Cheesman Park, City Park West, Congress Park and South City Park. Representatives from these disparate neighborhoods have been meeting since July 2017 to determine priorities and a direction for theses neighborhoods, loosely knit together by Colfax Ave., which is their shared backbone. Now the plan is beginning to take a more defined shape and CPD held a series of neighborhood workshops in mid-February to
If you didn’t have a chance to make it to one of the meetings, you still have a chance to weigh in. You can check out both the overarching plan that covers all six neighborhoods in the East Central Area Plan or you can look at the individual neighborhoods. We recommend both. Just indicate what you like and what you don’t like.
A Special Thanks to some of our Business Members: