News About The Upcoming Rec Center

The city and county of Denver hopes to have its new rec center at the northeast corner of Josephine Street and East Colfax Avenue open by December, said Cyndi Karvaski, spokeswoman with Denver Parks and Recreation.

On a monthly basis, the center is expected to serve 35,000 people, including many students from the nearby East High School, Karvaski said in an email.

Construction on the 69,000-square-foot Carla Madison Recreation Center began in November 2015. The center is expected to include a rooftop deck; two swimming pools; a gymnasium with a full-size basketball court and cardio-weight room; group exercise rooms; a multi-purpose room; a child watch area; outdoor amenities; community gathering spaces; and diverse programming that promotes healthy and active lifestyles.

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East Central Area Plan

The City of Denver is creating a plan for the East Central Area, which includes the neighborhoods along Colfax Avenue between Broadway and Colorado Boulevard. The City needs your help establishing the community’s vision for the next 20 years. Your participation is crucial for making sure the plan truly reflects the community’s hopes for the future.

THIS WILL REPLACE THE CONGRESS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

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Dumpster Removal Is Coming

Denver Public Works invites you to come and learn about the plan to convert Congress Park Neighborhood to cart-based trash collection services. The service changes will take place in September 2017. Please attend the next informational meeting July 18 2017 6pm-7pm Teller Elementary Auditorium 1150 Garfield St.

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Final Rules Governing Marijuana Designated Consumption Areas

The final rules incorporate the significant and major protections for residential neighborhoods which INC supported..  It should be noted that the final rules eliminated the requirement of a ventilation plan for vaping.  The rules also include a provision for de-licensing which would allow for a liquor licensed establishment to designate a social consumption area in a liquor licensed establishment provided that  alcohol is not being served.

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The Plastic Free July Countdown Is ON!!!

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it.
Register for the “PlasticFreeJuly” Challenge and join the campaign to reduce the worldwide plastics problem!

http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/register.html

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News Letter June 2017

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In 2016, Denver initiated a strategic planning processes that is addressing four essential city responsibilities – Blueprint Denver (land use); Parks; Transit; and Pedestrians & Trails. In a presentation to City Council, the first projections on future city and regional growth were illustrated by one of the diagrams listed below. Population estimates from the State Demography Office indicated an increase in Denver from 682,500 residents in 2015 to 812,000 residents in 2040 and an increase in the region from 3,181,000 in 2015 to 4,355,000 residents in 2040. In addition to the significant growth, the population distribution in the region, including Denver, would change. The percentage of the regional population associated with Denver would decline from 21% to 19%.

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Help Your Children with Special Needs Thrive Throughout Their Lives

Parents of children with special needs strive to ensure their needs are met far into the future. You document your children’s medical history, advocate for them, secure caregivers, meet with educators and doctors, and draft wills, trusts and guardianship with lawyers and financial planners. In addition to planning for the future, you also need to use the time that you have now to teach your child skills that will help him be as independent as possible so that he can thrive throughout his lifetime.

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