Historic designation is one method of ensuring that changes to a neighborhood occur thoughtfully, preserving the fabric of a neighborhood that people love — homes with history, vital dwellings that preserve the past — while acknowledging modern lifestyles. Navigating the ins and outs of the designation process and what it means for your property, however, can be a difficult task. We’ve created a Historic Designation FAQ guide, which answers many of the questions we commonly receive from property owners.
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Historic homes are part of the charm of Congress Park. But older homes can face some unique hurdles to achieving comfort and energy efficiency. If you missed our energy Home Energy Workshop or just want to review it, see the slide show at your leisure here.
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Historic homes are part of the charm of Congress Park. But older homes can face some unique hurdles to achieving comfort and energy efficiency. The workshop will help participants lower energy bills and feel more comfortable in their older homes this winter, while also saving energy.
The CPNGT is teaming up with Denver Historic Planner, Brittany Bryant, and Paul Koepke of the Denver Energy Challenge program to present a free workshop on historic home energy efficiency, intended just for our neighborhood.
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At the time Jane Jacobs was born in 1916, the Congress Park neighborhood was known as Capitol Heights. Already incorporated into Denver, our middle class suburb was firmly established yet still growing. Through photowalking, story sharing and a self-guided scavenger hunt, neighbors of all ages will develop a picture of how and why for the past 100 years Congress Park has been great place to live. Bring your passion for exploring and if you wish, a camera, sketchpad, neighborhood stories and trivia. On this walk expect to meet neighbors and learn about the heritage of our neighborhood in an informal setting.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016 3pm: meet in front of Under the Umbrella
5pm: wrap up at Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli
Through photowalking, story sharing and a self-guided scavenger hunt, neighbors of all ages will develop a picture of how and why for the past 100 years Congress Park has been great place to live. READ MORE
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
TOPIC Trifecta: rediscover Congress Park in 1858, 1861, 1902 and beyond SPEAKER Beht Glandon is the director of Discover Denver at Historic Denver LOCATION DETAILS The event will be held in the REACH Charter School multi-purpose room on … READ MORE
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm REACH 940 Fillmore St, Denver, Colorado 80206 TOPIC Spring Forward: from rooftop to foundation prioritize autumn and winter projects and prepare your historic home for spring SPEAKERS tbd LOCATION DETAILS The moderated panel … READ MORE