Our August meeting will be Thursday, August 4th. Join us for snacks and a police update at 6:30 p.m. The main agenda will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at our new location: Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West (Enter from Stout Street parking lot through entrance with "CoBank" sign).

1. Warm Cookies of the Revolution - Chris Getzan
2. Curtis Street Block Party - J.R. LaPierre
3. Community Policing - Dist. 6 Commander Ronald Saunier
4. RiNo Development Update - Andrew Feinstein
5. How to navigate the Landmark Process - Sue Glassmacher

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Our June meeting will be Thursday, June 2nd. Join us for snacks and a police update at 6:30 p.m. The main agenda will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at our new location: Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West (Enter from Stout Street parking lot through entrance with "CoBank" sign).

1. Candidate for CU Board of Regents - Lucky Vidmar
2. What makes a transit oriented neighborhood - John Hayden
3. 38th and Blake Station Area Zoning - Tim Watkins
4. 6250 mixed use lot moratorium - Paul Davidson
5. Arapahoe Square Zoning and Design Guidelines - Abe Barge
6. Juneteenth - Norman Harris

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Our May meeting will be Thursday, May 5th.  Join us for snacks and a police update at 6:30 p.m. The main agenda will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at our new location: Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West (Enter from Stout Street parking lot through entrance with "CoBank" sign).

  • Curtis Park Mobility Survey Results and Next Steps - Justin Schmidt
  • Champa and Stout Bikeway upgrades -Rachael Bronson
  • Mestizo-Curtis Park Master Plan – Chris Yanez
  • Get Your Move On Curtis Park! – John Hayden and Eileen Feltman
  • Micro-Unit Update
  • Open Topics
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Our March meeting will be this Thursday, March 3rd.  Join us for snacks and a police update at 6:30 p.m. The main agenda will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at our new location: Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West (Enter from Stout Street parking lot through entrance with "CoBank" sign).

  • Councilman Albus Brooks will give us an update on what's happening in the district
  • We'll get an introduction to local business Mile High Fitness by Kim Farmer
  • The main topic for the evening will be an open-house format review of the proposed changes to Champa and Stout, with staff from Denver Public Works.

Please take a few minutes to help with a six-question Curtis Park Mobility Survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/curtisparkmobility -- your responses will help Public Works and our Transportation committee prioritize improvements over the next year!

 

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Our February meeting will be this Thursday, February 4th.  Join us for snacks and a police update at 6:30 p.m. The main agenda will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at 2543 California Street.

  • The Five Points Business District is considering establishing a Business Improvement District and/or a General Improvement District along the Welton corridor. Tracy Winchester, FPBD's Executive Director, will share with us the goals and possibilities.
  • Sudy Kudva, one of the owners of The Matchbox, will tell us about his new plans to re-open the 715 Club on Welton & 26th Avenue. After Q&A, attendees will be asked to share their input on the liquor license application with the CPN Board, in order to develop our official position.
  • Leah Jean Shafer with The Park People will present on this year's Denver Digs Trees program for free and low-cost trees.  Applications are due by February 15th!
  • We'll be introduced to local business Integrated Health
  • Laura Coulter will tell us about the Gilpin Winter Auction coming up on Saturday, February 6th

Please take a few minutes to help with a six-question Curtis Park Mobility Survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/curtisparkmobility -- your responses will help Public Works and our Transportation committee prioritize improvements over the next year!

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Our first meeting of 2016 will be this Thursday, January 7th.  Early birds, join us for snacks and a police update at 6:30 p.m. The main agenda will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at 2543 California Street.

There are several diverse and interesting topics on the agenda for January:

  • Steve Chester with Denver Community Planning and Development will share plans for converting 21st Street from Benedict Fountain Park to Coors Field into a primarily pedestrian and bicycle corridor. Bookended by these two attractions, 21st Street is the only quiet numbered street through Downtown, so it’s well suited to become a special and safe street for biking, walking, and events!
     
  • Nicholas Allan from Davis Partnership will present plans for a 55-unit residential building featuring micro-apartments near light rail at 32nd and Stout. The building will be built without additional parking, so how the developer and the neighborhood can encourage new residents to use transit, bike and walk rather than drive individual cars will be key if this development is to integrate well into our existing neighborhood.
     
  • Ben Melius from Jake’s Sports and Spirits will present on Jake’s new menu and provide some free drink cards.
     
  • Dee Iraca will present on her new business Eat Well Chef, which aims to provide healthy delicious meals to busy people.
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Join us December 7th at the Posner Center for International Development (the historic Horse Barn) at 33rd and Arapahoe starting at 6 p.m. to celebrate all things great about Curtis Park. Bring a neighbor -- everyone is welcome!

Free childcare will be provided.

A highlight of the evening will be a drawing of goods and services donated by awesome businesses and organizations like Rosenberg’s, RedLine, Work & Class, Haven nail salon, Wonderbound, Denver Botanic Gardens, Whole Yoga and many, many more! Craft beer will be provided this year by our friends at Spangalang Brewery (2736 Welton St).

For the Potluck, please bring a dish to share according to your last name:

A-M: Entrée

N-S: Appetizer or vegetable dish

T-Z: Dessert

Stay warm, and we'll see you Monday, December 7th!

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Our November meeting will be this Thursday, November 5th.  Join us for snacks and a police update at 6:30 p.m., and the main agenda from 7-8:30 p.m. at 2543 California Street.

This month we have several neighborhood topics and great guests:

  • Khadija Katherine Haynes - Candidate for State Senate District 33 in 2016
  • Neighborhood business introduction by FLEX Yoga + Barre
  • Our new Neighborhood Inspectors from Neighborhood Inspection Services giving advice on how to best use their department, and an update on the few persistent neglected and derelict properties in the neighborhood
  • WalkDenver's recent "First and Last Mile" study on Denver's pedestrian infrastructure surrounding our transit facilities, presented by John Hayden
  • Hot on the heels of the 2015 election, we'll hear from Justin Croft with RiNo Neighbors about how the RiNo Business Improvement District and General Improvement District elections went, what's next, and in what timeframe.
  • A short presentation and a break-out design input session to select the fitness equipment and location for Mestizo-Curtis Park, led by Chandi Aldena with the Trust for Public Land.
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Our October meeting will be this Thursday, October 1st. Join us for snacks and a police update at 6:30 p.m., and the main agenda from 7-8:30 p.m. at 2543 California Street.

This month we have several great guests, and will be inviting everyone to examine a detailed plan for updating Champa and Stout:
 

  • Visits from candidates for School Board and District Attorney continue. As of this writing, we expect to hear brief introductions from Robert Speth (for School Board At-Large) and Kenneth Boyd (for Denver District Attorney).
  • We'll get a preview of a significant new development in Arapahoe Square from David Zucker, principal of Zocalo Community Development. The new project will host the new headquarters of Rocky Mountain PBS. It will contain a 500-seat theatre, performance space, the new broadcast studios of jazz station KUVO, the Downtown Expeditionary School’s middle school, a mixed-income residential property and a food hall.
  • Anthony Grimes with the "A Smart Deal for Denver" campaign will make the case for the 2C ballot measure, extending the current 1.75% visitors tax on hotel rooms and car rentals in order to create the National Western Center.
  • The last half-hour of our meeting will be a presentation and in-depth review of significant bike facility improvements on Champa and Stout by Rachael Bronson from Denver Public Works. This new design should increase biking safety and comfort, reduce speeding, make it easier for pedestrians to cross Stout, and finally address the very dangerous lane merge at the top of Champa. 

 

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Our September meeting will be this Thursday, September 3rd. Join us for snacks and a police update at 6:30 p.m., and the main agenda from 7-8:30 p.m. at 2543 California Street.

This month we have a significant voting topic, candidate introductions, and local business presentations, and more:

  • The major topic for this month’s meeting is the application for a Dance Cabaret license for the Savoy at 2700 Arapahoe Street. If issued, this license in conjunction with the existing “tavern” class liquor license, would effectively allow this location to become a nightclub, hosting public events with music and dancing beyond its existing regular use for private events and classes. We’ll hear from Katie Scotten and Christopher Jones, managers, and Irene Taras, business and property owner, and vote on CPN’s position for this license per our normal process.
  • Election season is coming up, and we’ve been contacted by several candidates already. Running for District Attorney, Michael Carrigan and Beth McCann will make brief introductions, and for Denver School Board District 5 we’ll meet Michael Kiley.
  • The former Deep Rock warehouse at 25th and Welton will finally see some activity, with Four Winds Interactive, headquartered at 1221 Broadway, using it for warehouse and support facilities. Cuyler Van De Carr will share with us what they do, and we can expect to see as we welcome them to our neighborhood.
  • The Denver Office of Special Events will be introduced by Grace Lopez Ramirez, Community Affairs Liaison. 
  • Tim Prior, founder of eThos Electric Car Share, the nation’s first all-electric car share operator, based in Golden, CO will tell us about their service and the electric car that will be available for members to use located in the parking garage behind Coffee at the Point.
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