Message From the President
Greetings Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Members and Friends,
Welcome to the July 2019 edition of the Urban Dweller--Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods' monthly e-newsletter. As the days grew longer in June, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods accomplished a lot more with more daylight and great weather. Here is the latest from your registered neighborhood organization and community advocate:
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President, Board of Delegates
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods
Business Member of the Month
CHUN Looks To Create The Future Of Community: Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods goes back to its roots and celebrates 50 years
By Bruce Goldberg, Special Contributor at Colorado Community Media
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) has a lot to celebrate as it looks back at its first 50 years. Now, board members are shifting gears to to make plans for the next half-century — starting with its dramatically improved financial status. Two years ago, CHUN was $30,000 in the red. Today, CHUN has more than one year of operating expenses — about six figures — in its reserves. One reason for the improvement: halting the People’s Fair after 47 years. Earlier this year, Team Player Productions, the company CHUN brought in to organize the People’s Fair in 2017, announced it wouldn’t be running the festival in 2019, and the future of the People’s Fair is unknown. Now, CHUN can take its time to determine the fate of the massive street fair that featured dozens of vendors, restaurants, musical acts and more.
Read the full article from Life On Capitol Hill.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival Returns This Weekend
The 29th annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival will transform the streets of Cherry Creek North into an innovative outdoor fine art show.
Denver, Colorado – Cherry Creek North
2nd through 3rd Avenues from Clayton to Steele Street
Friday, Saturday & Sunday July 5, 6, & 7
Friday, July 5: 10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, July 6: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, July 7: 10 AM – 6 PM
Inauguration 2019 with Mayor Michael Hancock & Denver Municipal Officials
Both events are free and open to the public!
Stay up to date on all the Inauguration 2019 news and events by visiting OneDenver.org
I Am Denver | Storytelling Lab: Capitol Hill
Everyone has a story. What’s yours?
Your story is personal, unique and important. It might be about your family, your neighborhood, your city, yourself. Without you, Denver’s story isn’t complete. Please join the City and County of Denver, in partnership with Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN), for a FREE workshop with story-inspiring activities and the chance to write and record your story. Selected stories may be featured at iamdenver.org or on social. Follow #IAmDenver
JULY 31st, 2019 | 5-8 p.m.
1290 Williams St. Denver, CO 80218
Space is limited! RSVP to save your seat:
720-913-8496 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Spanish translation services: email@example.com
For sign language or cart services: firstname.lastname@example.org
For other disability accommodations: email@example.com
Download the storytelling lab event flyer.
I Am Denver is a partnership that brings City & County of Denver entities together with sister agencies, nonprofits, foundations and businesses to foster conversations among residents, and open the hearts, minds and doors of everyone who calls Denver home. They highlight and celebrate our residents, neighborhoods and history while allowing for high-level discussions around topics affecting Denver. Because of the partnerships established, they nurture individual efforts and group collaborations.
Meetings, Forums & Committees
Top Neighborhood News Stories
Landmark application submitted for Tom’s Diner site, against property owner’s wishes
There are now two sides to the future of Tom’s Diner.
On one side, there’s owner Tom Messina — yes, the name has been literal — and Greenwood Village-based Alberta Development. Messina wants to sell his diner at 601 E. Colfax Ave. to Alberta, which wants to demolish it and build an eight-story residential building on the half-acre lot.
On the other side, there are five Denver residents, who on Friday requested the city designate the retro-looking building a landmark, against Messina’s wishes. If approved, the designation would make demolition very difficult.
Tom Messina (LinkedIn)
“We appreciate that we’re not making this easy on Tom,” Jessica Caouette, one of those five residents, told BusinessDen Friday. “But we want to slow down the process and get this building the recognition it deserves.”
Friday was the last day community members could request the landmark designation, following Messina’s May request that the city dub the building, which was listed for $4.8 million, as “non-historic.”
Read the full article on Businessden.com
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