Wayne News Nov Letter
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East Central Planning Initiative Survey
The East Central Neighborhood Planning Initiative continues to make progress in discussing future improvements for six neighborhoods (Capitol Hill, Cheeseman Park, Congress Park, City Park, West City Park, and North Capitol Hill) and Colfax Avenue from Broadway to Colorado Boulevard. The planning group is surveying residents on their likes and dislikes on this geographic area and for any recommendations on needed community amenities, street improvements, and other issues.
And much more
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%.
Neighborhood Planning Initiative (NPI)
Denver’s Neighborhood Planning Initiative is a new long-term commitment to ensure every corner of the city can enjoy the benefits of an area plan. In order to provide new and updated neighborhood area plans over the next 10 to 14 years, neighborhoods are being grouped together. As an example, six neighborhoods (Capitol Hill, North Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, West City Park and City Park) along with Colfax Avenue will combine to form the East Central planning area. Residents, neighborhood groups, and community leaders will participate in this important planning effort.
Short term rentals (STRs) are found in all parts of Denver with a noticeably heavy concentration of them in the central neighborhoods of District 10. Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park and Congress Park have the most STRs, but STR opportunities exist in almost all District 10 neighborhoods.On June 12, 2016, after two years of discussion, Denver City Council approved a measure to allow STR’s only in primary residences. The rules took effect on July 1st and gave hosts until December 31, 2016 to obtain a business license with the city, pay the city’s 10.75% Lodger’s Tax and come into compliance with the new regulations. Enforcement of the new law began on January 1, 2017. READ MORE
District 10 City Council 2016 Report
2016 has been a busy and productive year throughout the City and especially in District 10. City Council has addressed many important City issues, such as new marijuana regulations, the short term rental program, storm water drainage project and fees implementation, affordable housing funding, and Citywide strategic planning processes onland use, transit / transportation / mobility, parks, and recreational resources – all of which impact our district. READ MORE
Short Term Rental
Denver’s proposed regulation of short term rentals is a hot topic with wide community interest. In order to give constituents a way to voice their opinions, I sent an informal survey to over 3,800 District 10 residents. 805 residents responded, and the results are as follows:
Are you currently impacted by the short-term rental of a residential property?
Do you agree that short-term rentals should be regulated in the City of Denver?
No: 17.85% READ MORE