Hi, Neighbors!

Happy summer! I hope everyone has been enjoying the cool start to our summer season, and that you have ex- citing adventures planned for you and your family.

We do not have our General CPN meeting the first Thursday of the month in July, as we take this month off due to the amount of people who are out of town. This year in particular, the meeting would fall on July 4th and I would be meeting with myself.

On that note, if you haven’t hung your bunting flags, there is still time to add some festive feeling to the front of your home.

Flagstone Contractor Mini Expo

As most neighbors know, the city is in the first phase of a city-wide Sidewalk Repair Program. Curtis Park is the second phase and inspectors will be in our neighborhood in about a year. Curtis Park Neighbors has put forth the effort to save and repair the flagstone on all of our sidewalks before the inspector arrives.

Homeowners will have to repair their sidewalk if there are issues no matter what, so we are hoping to be ahead of the program and proactively make these repairs.

Lindsey Sullivan, Chair of the Flagstone Committee, has organized some flagstone contractors and suppliers to come into our neighborhood for neighbors to come and speak with them.

This will be an opportunity to ask questions and set appointments for quotes and repair work. It would be best if we can get all the neighbors on one block to order, and install one block at a time to increase efficiencies and decrease cost.

Want to attend? The event will be held at Liberati Osteria and Oenobeers located at 2403 Champa St. from 6-8 pm on July 11th.

33rd St Outfall Project

If you don’t live on the north side of the neighborhood, you may be unaffected by the enormous construction project that is currently active on 33rd St. You may have been affected by the street closures, but neighbors in the immediate vicinity have been feeling their homes shake from the pounding at the construction site. This is a major concern for our 125+ historic homes. Residents of these homes along with Curtis Park Neighbors, contacted the project coordinators and were able to stop work that was causing extreme vibration.

The project will continue with a different method in order to reduce these vibrations. The new method will take more time, but with less vibration. If you live near this site and are concerned about your home, please contact your neighbor Linda Ruiz at analecta@msn.com. Linda has volunteered to be the neighbor point of contact. Inspectors can be arranged to come visit your home and document the structural state of the build- ing.

Denver Day Works

Have you noticed the workers in neon green vests combing the neighborhood and picking up trash? These workers are with Denver Day Works. Denver Day Works is a supported work program designed to provide a low- to no- barrier work experience for people throughout the city who are experiencing homelessness, while also connecting participants to supportive services such as food, shelter, and other necessities.

This is an excellent program and a starting point for many of these people to get back on their feet. If you see them around your house, please make an extra effort to head out to and say “Thank You!”

Until next month,
Jeff Baker, CPN President

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AuthorPaul Davidson

The next Curtis Park Neighbors meeting is Thursday, June 6th at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West

6:30 p.m. Police Update & Snacks

7:00-8:30 p.m. Main Agenda

  1. Intros - 5 minutes

  2. Public Works Neighborhood Transportation Management Program (NTMP) update - 25 Minutes

  3. Rocky Mountain Human Services - 10 Minutes

  4. Sunshine Home Share Colorado - 5 Minutes

  5. Stout Street Children’s Park Update - 20 Minutes

  6. Community Roundtable - 25 Minutes

Download the June 2019 newsletter here.

Please consider a donation to support the Curtis Park Neighbors. You can make your tax deductible contribution online by visiting our donation page

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AuthorPaul Davidson

The next Curtis Park Neighbors meeting is Thursday, May 2nd at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West

6:30 p.m. Police Update & Snacks

7:00-8:30 p.m. Main Agenda

  1. Introductions - 5 minutes

  2. Initiative 300 / Together Denver / City Attorney - 45 Minutes, 15 minutes Q&A

  3. Denver Health renovation update - 10 minutes

  4. Community Roundtable Forum - 15 Minutes

Download the May 2019 newsletter here.

Please consider a donation to support the Curtis Park Neighbors. You can make your tax deductible contribution online by visiting our donation page

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AuthorPaul Davidson

Hi Neighbors!
Jeff Baker, CPN President

Wow!

So much is going on in our neighborhood! With the election coming up in the next few weeks I sincerely ask everyone to vote! Aside from the city office seats, there is one initiative on the ballot that will have a catastrophic effect on Curtis Park and all of Denver.

If you are not familiar with Initiative 300, I encourage you to dig in deeper than the surface to learn, and then think about how you should vote. Initiative 300 is not the solution for the homeless crisis we are in the middle of.

People need a place to call home, to feel safe, and to rest. Our current system has totally failed our most vulnerable population. The system is totally broken. While we are grateful for the efforts of the current shelter system, it is not working. We can no longer expect these providers to bear all the burden of the rapidly increasing population on our streets.

This is a very difficult discussion to have and you may not agree with me, but we must not hide and ignore it anymore. Having these discussions is the only way forward!

The Curtis Park Homelessness Solutions Committee has been working overtime in the last 30+ days, and as representatives of you, our neighbors, I assure you we are doing everything within our power. With the influx of camps moving into our neighborhood, it has been a daily task for us to be interacting with the police and outreach teams, city council, the Mayors office and the members of these homeless camps. Many of the members of these camps do not believe Initiative 300 is the answer either.

This is not about us complaining about “Not in my Backyard”, this is about truly addressing and changing the entire system for this population. This is big picture. We all know that pushing people from one place to the next does nothing to solve this crisis. This is about coming up with new solutions and looking at this through a new set of glasses. A set of glasses that can see change at the end of the tunnel by creating a brand new system. Please get involved and be part of the solution!

I am happy to report that the Mayor’s office has proposed a new Department of Housing and Homelessness. We will be integral as a neighborhood in molding this department into changing the current system. Denver citizens voted in a new tax for mental health services and we need to see these dollars put to use for these people who are suffering on our streets.

Please be patient as this will not be solved overnight, but we must start with change now. As a neighborhood that has been sheltering and helping the homeless for decades we have to find a better way forward!

Please respect all of our partners in this effort, as each part of the team needs to work together. This team consists of citizens, police and service providers, our city council and the Mayor’s office. We need a strong diversified team to think outside of the box and try something different, something we have never tried before. We owe that to all citizens of Denver regardless of housing status.

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AuthorPaul Davidson

The next Curtis Park Neighbors meeting is Thursday, April 4th at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West

6:30 p.m. Police Update & Snacks

7:00-8:30 p.m. Main Agenda

  • 1. Intros: 5 minutes

    2. Paul Lopez , Clerk & Recorder Candidate: 15 minutes

    3. Robin Kniech, Community Update: 10 minutes

    4. Rossonian Update: 30 minutes

    5. Community Roundtable Forum: 30 Minutes

Download the April 2019 newsletter here.

Please consider a donation to support the Curtis Park Neighbors. You can make your tax deductible contribution online by visiting our donation page

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AuthorPaul Davidson

The next Curtis Park Neighbors meeting is Thursday, March 7th at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West

6:30 p.m. Police Update & Snacks

7:00-8:30 p.m. Main Agenda

Download the March 2019 newsletter here.

Please consider a donation to support the Curtis Park Neighbors. You can make your tax deductible contribution online by visiting our donation page

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AuthorPaul Davidson

The next Curtis Park Neighbors meeting is Thursday, February 7th at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West

6:30 p.m. Police Update & Snacks

7:00-8:30 p.m. Main Agenda

Curtis Park Neighbors Meet Thursday, February 7th

United Way, 711 Park Ave. West (Enter from parking lot at “CoBank” sign) 6:30 p.m. Police Update & Snacks
 7:00-8:30 p.m. Main Agenda

  1. Intros

  2. Denver Moves: Downtown, Katie Van Scoyk – 10-minute discussion/5-minute Q&A

  3. Jaime Giellis , Candidate for Mayor – 10-minute discussion/5-minute Q&A

  4. Candi CdeBaca, Candidate for City Council District 9 – 10-minute discussion/5-minute Q&A

  5. Clarence Burton, Senior Planet/O.A.T.S. – 10-minute discussion/5-minute Q&A

  6. Community Roundtable Forum – 20 minutes

Download the February 2019 newsletter here.

Please consider a donation to support the Curtis Park Neighbors. You can make your tax deductible contribution online by visiting our donation page

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AuthorPaul Davidson

The next Curtis Park Neighbors meeting is Thursday, January 3rd at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West

6:30 p.m. Police Update & Snacks

7:00-8:30 p.m. Main Agenda

  1. Mestizo-Curtis Park update

  2. Jamie Giellis, Candidate for Mayor - Tentative

  3. Short-term Rentals Inspector - Brian Snow

  4. Flagstone sidewalk update and info

Download the January 2019 newsletter here.

Please consider a donation to support the Curtis Park Neighbors. You can make your tax deductible contribution online by visiting our donation page

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AuthorPaul Davidson

Posner Center for International Development (the historic Horse Barn) at 33rd and Arapahoe. Socializing and raffle ticket purchases begin at 5:30 and dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.

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

A-M: Entrée

N-S: Appetizer or vegetable dish

T-Z: Dessert

We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces on December 17th! 

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AuthorRob Price

The next Curtis Park Neighbors meeting is Thursday, October 4rd at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave. West

(Enter from parking lot at “CoBank” sign)

6:30 p.m. Police Update & Snacks

7:00-8:30 p.m. Main Agenda

  1. Councilman Albus Brooks

  2. Master Plan Update: Mestizo Curtis Park

  3. Update on 27th St. Interceptor and 33rd St. Outfall projects

  4. Curtis Park Newsletter article writers

Download the November 2018 newsletter here.

Please consider a donation to support the Curtis Park Neighbors. You can make your tax deductible contribution online by visiting our donation page. Also you can mail or drop off a check to our treasurer Todd McGuire at 3162 Champa St. 

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AuthorPaul Davidson