District 10 Priorities
In 2018, I will be focusing my efforts on the following priorities to enhance and improve our district:
- Traffic Calming, Traffic Light Evaluation, and Speed Limit Reductions – Implementing traffic improvements and speed limit study findings in key residential areas.
- Pedestrian Safety – Improve intersection crosswalk markings to give greater visibility and protection for pedestrians at busy neighborhood intersections.
- Sidewalk Repair Evaluation – Participate in the first regional sidewalk repair evaluation to identify sidewalks with significant repair and replacement needs.
- Neighborhood Planning Initiative (NPI) – Continue to define NPI improvements for Colfax Avenue while preserving the character of the six surrounding neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, Cheeseman Park, Congress Park, City Park, West City Park, and North Capitol Hill.
- 1st Avenue Complete Street Project – Complete the project’s design study and identify implementation funding.
- 5280 Loop and Golden Triangle – Assist the Downtown Denver Partnership in the implementation of the 5280 Bike Loop within the Golden Triangle area.
- District 6 Police Station Replacement – Begin the Police Department planning of the replacement of the District 6 Police Station with GO Bond funding.
- Golden Triangle General Improvement District (GID) – Educate and engage the community to gain approval for a GID in the Golden Triangle neighborhoo
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CPN Achieves “Participating Neighborhood” Certification!
Many thanks to all of the Congress Park neighbors involved with projects aimed at helping us reduce our environmental footprint while also improving the sustainability of our neighborhood. Since Congress Park’s acceptance into Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhood Network in August 2016, neighbors have brainstormed, designed and initiated a variety of projects, from a Recycling Workshop to Alley-Cleanups, each moving us just a few steps closer towards certification.
Did you know, for example, that our recent Leaf Drop project diverted over 200 bags of leaves from the landfill AND earned our neighborhood 16 credits?!? All because a neighbor like you had a great idea.
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- January Calendar
- January Green Team Meeting
- Planning for 2nd Annual Congress Park Earth Day Festival
- CPN Green Business Workshop
- Historic Home Energy Efficiency WorkshopPreview
- Reminder – Denver TreeCycle Collections
- Help get the word out to our neighbors!
- SEED Circle – “The Problem with Plastics”
- Free Residential Solar Webinar Series
- Current and “In the works” Initiatives
- Neighborhood/Alley Cleanup Program – Organize Your Own!
- Rain Barrel Workshops
- March/April SEED Circle – Alternative Energy Options
- Help Wanted: CPN Green Team Steering Committee Members Search
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
“Certifiably Green Denver” Project Meeting
CPNGT is teaming up with Denver’s “Certifiably Green Denver” to help Congress Park businesses Go Green! If you are interested in getting involved, come to our next meeting to learn more. All are welcome!
Date/Time: Thursday, Dec 8, 5:00-6:00 PM
Location: Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church, 11th & Fillmore
For more info: Liz Goehring (email@example.com)
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The CPN Green Team is working to help CPN get our leaves to the Denver Leaf Drop this year. The City program keeps leaves out of the landfill and instead converts them into compost. Help spread the word to your neighbors!
Bagged leaves can either be dropped off at a local volunteer’s house OR picked up by a volunteer (drop offs and contact info for pick up provided below). Bagged leaves will then be transported to a Denver Leaf Drop site, or added to local compost sites. Note: If you see leaves in the alley, ask your neighbor if they know about the CPNGT Leaf Drop; we’ll be happy to collect their leaves too.
The neighborhood program will run through the end of the Denver Leaf Drop, December 2 @ 2 PM.
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