Subject: Carla Madison Recreation Center Update

Retail Pad Site

The project team has elected to remove the retail pad site from the market. The area will be built as part of the plaza and includes site concrete and landscaping features. This land will remain a City asset and can be considered for future development at a later date.

Current Construction

Many of you have probably driven by the site of the future Carla Madison Recreation Center and seen the concrete, masonry, and steel structure that has been erected. Starting last week large steel joists were delivered. These joists are very large and require street parking closures. The project team tried to move the date of this work to occur before school started but was unable to do so. Deliveries will be limited to the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm in order minimize impact on school-related traffic. The street parking on the southbound lanes of the Esplanade are closed between 17th and 16th Ave. and there is a police officer stationed at the intersection of 17th Ave and Esplanade to assist in the safety of the operation.

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Carla Madison Recreation Center Update

As the attached presentation notes, the core “funded” program for the Rec Center remains on track, with the 8 lane lap pool, the leisure pool, a multipurpose room, a kid watch room, a gym, a fitness room, a group exercise room, and a smaller dog park on site.

Unfortunately, however, there a number of hoped-for features that do not have funding at this time. The City has made some efforts to obtain sponsorship funds from philanthropic and corporate sources, perhaps in exchange for some naming rights in connection with rooms. The City has not engaged an outside consultant to help with that process, to the dismay of some of the Stakeholders Committee. As the City’s efforts to date have been unsuccessful, some Committee members urged a more nuanced approach to fundraising to ensure success.

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Proposed City Park Esplanade Setback Modification Denver Rec Center

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (DPRAB) will hold a public hearing and invite general comments on a proposed amendment to Parkway Building Line Restriction Policy. On Thursday, November 12, 2015 the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (DPRAB) will hold a public hearing and invite general comments on a proposed amendment to Parkway Building Line Restriction Policy.

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Public Notification on the naming of Central Denver Recreation Center

City & County of Denver Department of Parks and Recreation Public Notification on the naming of Central Denver Recreation Center (Colfax Ave. & Josephine St.)    Notice is hereby given that Denver Parks and Recreation is considering the naming of … READ MORE

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Update On Central Denver Rec Center

This information and these pictures come courtesy of our delegate to the Stakeholder committee Aaron Goldhamer. Dear Congress Park Neighbors, I hope you find this update concerning the new Recreation Center useful and interesting. It is great to see a … READ MORE

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