Volume 40, Edition 12
Message from CHUN Leadership
Is it just me, or does time accelerate the closer we get to the end of the year? We hope you had a restful holiday break with friends and loved ones and are enjoying the festive season.
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods was deeply saddened to hear of the shocking attack at Club Q. Our hearts and thoughts are with the families and friends of those involved. We stand with the LGBTQIA community in Colorado Springs. If you would like to donate to the Colorado Healing Fund to support the victims’ families and survivors, here is the web link.
With the festive season upon us, we are pleased to provide a summary of wonderful local CHUN member businesses that may be helpful when choosing a holiday present for that special someone. The quantity and concentration of local businesses in our community is what makes Capitol Hill such a vibrant and walkable area. We are excited to welcome our member of the month, Sienna Wine Bar, back to the neighborhood after a move and brief period of decoration.
At CHUN’s November board meeting, we heard from Lorez Meinhold, executive director of the Caring for Denver Foundation. The Foundation funds trusted community-based mental health and substance misuse supports that prioritize access, cultural relevance, connections, and collaborations. We thank Lorez and the Caring for Denver team for supporting some of the most vulnerable in the community.
Last, but most definitely not least, Tuesday, December 6th, is Colorado Gives Day. Please consider donating to CHUN through the Colorado Gives Day website. On the first Tuesday of December since 2010, Coloradans have come together to support the nonprofits that make a difference in our lives. Colorado Gives Day has grown to be Colorado's largest 24-hour giving event, raising more than $362 million for nonprofits across the state since it began. A donation to CHUN is a direct investment in the greater Capitol Hill neighborhoods and will support our on-going representation and advocacy work.
We hope you enjoy this edition of Urban Dweller. Happy Holidays from the CHUN team and board of directors!
Member of the Month
Sienna Wine Bar and Small Plates
CHUN News and Events
SAVE THE DATE! Celebrate Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 6th with Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods
SHOP LOCAL: Visit CHUN Business Members for your holiday shopping
Caring for Denver Foundation presents at CHUN November Board Meeting
CHUN Committee Reports
History Matters Committee
Urban Planning Committee
Denver and Colorado News and Events
Denver Launches a Business Façade Improvement Program
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) has launched its Business Façade Improvement Program (BFIP), an initiative that provides grants to small business owners to help them improve, enhance, or repair the appearance of their storefronts/exteriors to increase visual appeal and attract customers. The program will provide grants up to $75,000 with a minimum of $25,000 for a single project.
The BFIP is geared towards small business owners with preference given to businesses located in priority neighborhoods as identified by DEDO's division of Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST.)
The program is intended to assist projects that promote retail activities, create an attractive environment, encourage neighborhood character and architectural design, and use quality materials, all while boosting economic activity at a grassroots level.
Applications are open and will close by December 21, 2022 if not sooner, depending on program demand. Visit the program webpage for more information and to submit your application.
Winter Tree Prep and Care
Keeping Denver's Sidewalks Free of Snow and Ice
Volume-Based Pricing to begin in 2023
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