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                                            --quote by C.S. Lewis character in William Nicholson’s movie Shadowlands


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It seems so appropriate that October is National Book Month. Students are back in school and the weather is getting colder. During this year’s fall season, social activity during the Covid-19 crisis will be more limited without as many outdoor activities. Books provide windows on the world and have been called “humanity in print.”  Books relieve boredom!

Books provide life experiences, learning, and vicarious journeys. Books fire our imaginations beyond television and movies. We are introduced to new characters and historical figures. Walls disappear through the magic of books. 

Book Clubs introduce us to new, real people as well! Are you a book lover? Are you looking for more interaction with friends and neighbors? Do you need a source for book recommendations?  Zoom Meetings of CCNNA Book Clubs have already proven to be a successful way to share the love of reading!

We have many active book clubs in the neighborhood and several have openings for new members.  Even if you have never been in a book club before, now is the perfect opportunity to try one. Via Zoom, you can visit a club from the comfort and safety of your own home. 

If you want to enjoy reading and discussing books with others, let our CCNNA Book Clubs introduce you to new authors, new characters, and new friends!! 

Contact Dale Rudolph, Chairman CCNNA Book Clubs, dale.rudolph1@gmail.com .

Cherry Creek North Neighborhood Association (CCNNA) is a strong supporter of the Food Bank of the Rockies. 

What Is the Gateway Project and Why Should You Know About It

THE GATEWAY PROJECT is comprised of two separate but coordinated proposed development projects along Colorado Boulevard, one at the First Avenue intersection and one at Bayaud Street intersection in Cherry Creek East. Both intersections are currently neglected areas (some would say “eyesores”) which should be enhanced to provide more appropriate “Gateways” into the Cherry Creek area. The unusual east Harrison Street block between Harrison Street and Colorado Boulevard has long presented redevelopment challenges due to the lack of an alley access and a large City setback requirement along Harrison and a ‘parkway’ setback along Colorado Blvd.

WHY NOW? For over a decade this land has needed development. Few developers have been willing to invest the time and money to negotiate a functional yet beautiful project here. Traffic, vehicular and pedestrian concerns, plus landscaping and a “Gateway” entrance concepts complicate any plan. The Cherry Creek Area Plan of 2012 contemplated redevelopment and it appears that, with neighborhood approval and proper zoning, it may at last be a possibility. The McKinnon Group which now owns the land has a proposal and has met extensively with the Cherry Creek East residents who are the most affected. He will be meeting with us on November 26th to discuss the First Avenue portion of this project.

WHAT DO WE AS RESIDENTS NEED TO KNOW AND DECIDE? The outline of the project on the north side of Colorado and 1st Avenue will ideally both protect the residential character of Cherry Creek North and improve the “Gateway” approach to the overall community by creating an inviting and safe entrance into the Cherry Creek area. Doug McKinnon’s proposal will keep the north parcel residential and provide for a more attractive gateway to the neighborhood. Doug McKinnon proposes to work with the City of Denver and CDOT (the Colorado Department of Transportation) to reconfigure the intersection in order to provide a true “Gateway” area for the neighborhoods. By reconfiguring the drive lanes to provide for pedestrian appropriate walk areas with tree lawns and Gateway location opportunities, this development provides the implementation of the vision of the Cherry Creek Area Plan. The CCNNA zoning committee has been working with Mr. McKinnon and Cherry Creek East to reach development agreements and covenant protections, which will attach to the land and be conditions to any rezoning.

View the Developer's Gateway Project Slideshow

Learn More About the Gateway Project


CCNNA has entered into a Development Agreement and Declaration of Restrictive Covenants with developer Doug McKinnon for the properties on 1st Avenue and Colorado Blvd to be known as the Gateway Project, copies of which are on the CCNNA website www.ccnneighbors.com.  The rezoning application is now going to Denver Planning Board tomorrow.  You may watch and participate in the Planning Board hearing by registering for the hearing as follows: 

Gateway Rezoning

Wednesday, August 5th, 3:00 PM at Zoom Meeting

The Denver City Planning Board meets to discuss the Gateway rezoning request for the properties on First and Bayaud (bordering Colorado). You can register to attend by clicking on this link

Lou Raders, President CCNNA

Read More, See Below in the "What's Going On" Section 

"What Is the Gateway Project and Why Should You Know About It" 

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 5, visit a participating Cherry Creek restaurant for a meal or order takeout, spend at least $25, and you’ll receive a $25 “thank you” gift card for your next visit.*


Dine Out to Help Out is a collaborative effort between the Cherry Creek Area Business Alliance, Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce, Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, and Colorado Restaurant Association’s Angel Relief Fund to support dozens of restaurants in the one-square mile of Cherry Creek.

Customers dining in and ordering takeout who spend $25 or more at participating restaurants will receive a $25 “thank you” gift card to use at the same location during a return visit. These gift cards are funded by donations from local businesses, totaling more than $150,000.

A total of 33 Cherry Creek restaurants are participating, including 24 in Cherry Creek North. Gift cards are only available while supplies last—make your dining plans ASAP, as gift cards will go quickly!

*delivery doesn’t qualify, one gift card per household per check.


Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
Cherry Cricket
Clean Juice
The Corner Beet Cherry Creek
Cucina Colore
Enstrom Candies
GRIND kitchen + watering hole
Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar
ink! Coffee
Ku Cha House of Tea
La Merise French Bistro
Le Bilboquet Denver
Machete Tequila + Tacos Cherry Creek
Margs Taco Bistro
Mehak India's Aroma
Milwaukee St. Tavern
The Pasty Republic
Piatti Denver
SOL Mexican Cocina
Sweet Ginger Asian Bistro & Sushi
Syrup at Cherry Creek
Toro Latin Kitchen & Lounge




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Find Out What's Happening at Ross-Cherry Creek Library

Cherry Creek Library Survey: 

Good afternoon,

My name is Kirsten Decker and I am the Manager of Strategy & Evaluation for the Denver Public Library. I am writing to you in your capacity as a leader in a Denver Registered Neighborhood Association. 

Denver Public Library is asking for customer feedback on a Reopening Survey. The survey will help the library better understand the needs of the community as it works to develop a phased approach to reopening to the public in a way that is safe for both customers and staff. 

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic and Vietnamese. The survey closes on June 10 at midnight and is available at 


I would be grateful if you would share this survey with your community.

Be well,


Kirsten C. Decker

Manager of Strategy & Evaluation

Denver Public Library


D: 720.865.2031 | C: 305.606.9635


There's something for everyone at Ross-Cherry Creek (305 Milwaukee St.) from baby story time to engaging lectures, crafts and music events. And it's all free!

The Cherry Creek North Neighborhood Association (CCNNA) stands united with Capitol Hill United Neighbors and support the statement above. 

The Denver City Council passed 2 Resolutions on Monday night, which resulted in two proclamations. An Anti-Hate Statement, and Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Issue, both of which can be viewed by clicking here for Proclamation No. 20-0543, and Proclamation No. 20-0519 by clicking here to access these documents. 

Please Join and Support the Mission of CCNNA

It will now be easier to pay your CCNNA annual membership dues. Our greeters at the welcome table will be able to process your credit card to pay for your membership.

Membership supports our mission and includes invitations to special events and parties.

Ready to join now online? It's safe and secure to use a credit card to register via our Membership Page.

Garfield Street Bikeway

Through the Denver Moves planning process, Denver Public Works has identified the Garfield Street corridor for development as a neighborhood bikeway to prioritize multimodal north/south movement between City Park and the Cherry Creek Trail. 

Neighborhood bikeways (NBWs) include design features that enhance bicycling and walking for a wide range of people while also supporting local vehicle traffic for residents and businesses. When fully constructed, the Neighborhood Bikeway will link key business destinations to neighborhoods, provide active living opportunities to families, strengthen neighborhood character, encourage mode share change along the corridor, and work toward Vision Zero safety goals. 

Read more about this project

$5 Parking in Cherry Creek North

Did you know? You can get flat $5 garage parking in CCN after 5:00pm and on the weekends at eight Cherry Creek North Garages. Read more.


Check out Denver's Community Planning and Development Site for the Cherry Creek Neighborhood! Click Here

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