Green Team Update, Earth Day Around The Corner

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The Congress Park Green Team (CPGT) is making exciting progress as a new organization. In addition to the excellent planning and preparation work going into our upcoming Earth Day Festival on April 23rd, we have also officially convened a CPGT Steering Committee. The steering committee held it’s first meeting on March 10th with the following members in attendance: Becky Coughlin, Patrick Treleani, Liz Goehring, Maggie Price, Joan Gregerson, Kimberly Rickards and Emily Hunter. Notes from this first meeting are posted on the Congress Park Green Team webpage. This committee will be working on setting up the appropriate structure and by-laws necessary to help the Green Team achieve its purpose. READ MORE

RTD 15L Route Improvements Project WITH ATTACHMENTS

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On Feb. 16 RTD hosted a design charrette as the first step towards developing unique shelter design for the Route 15L bus stops. Area stakeholders were invited to participate in the activity in an effort to gather input on bus shelter designs that are desirable for the corridor as RTD works to design unique shelters for the 15L stops as a part of the 15L Route Improvements project.
The goal is that these shelters could be transitioned into a key element of the future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations. The City of Denver is working to identify funding to move forward with the BRT project and it is desired that the shelters could be an early action item moving towards the longer term vision of BRT stations along East Colfax. READ MORE

Wayne New’s News January 2016

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Even though the rental of residential property for fewer than 30 days at a time is prohibited, it has become an unregulated common practice in many City areas as well as in many cities in the US and overseas. Over the past year Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman has chaired the City Council Neighborhoods and Planning Committee, evaluating Short Term Rental (STR) programs in other cities and addressing key operational issues. READ MORE

Methadone Clinic Regulation

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Congress Park Neighbors has received information that a Methadone Dispensary/Local Control bill is scheduled to be heard by the House State Government, Military and Veterans affairs committee this Wednesday January 27 at 10:00am . This bill , the Methadone Dispensary/Local Control Bill, will be heard at the Legislative Services Building, 200 East 14th Ave in Denver.

Documentation of the bill can be found here: READ MORE

Colfax Options

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The City and its partners on the Colfax Corridor Connections project will share the results of an environmental analysis of Bus Rapid Transit on the corridor and gather input from the community.

Some plans include commuter buses down Colfax during peak times with dedicated lanes. READ MORE

Volunteer Opportunity

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The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) recently formalized the involvement of Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs) in the design review process for large-scale projects in historic districts. These types of projects include 2nd-story additions, new infill construction, and accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The new design review procedures and requirements are intended to: READ MORE

PUBLIC MEETING ON SHORT TERM RENTALS

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Staff from Excise and Licenses and Community Planning and Development—in partnership with Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman—will be hosting four town hall meetings and presenting to Denver’s Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation’s Zoning and Planning Committee to outline the proposed STR licensing framework, answer questions and get feedback from the community. READ MORE