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Movement to Change Default Speed Limit When No Speed Is Posted

The INC Board of Directors recommends approval of this motion, which was considered at the September Executive Committee meeting and was recommended at the August Transportation Committee meeting with a vote of 25-1:


Moved: INC should officially support “20 Is Plenty” effort, asking the City to change the default speed limit on streets where no speed limit signs are posted, which are typically local neighborhood streets, from 25 mph to 20 mph.
This will close on Thursday 10-15 at 5:00 PM


Your vote is here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K5QC3SF
 


Two exciting art opportunities for CCNNA members from the safety of our own homes……virtual zoom tours! While you’ve been busy adjusting to a new normal, local galleries, museums, and artists have been working hard to transition to a more digital environment. So, take a break from the news, enter full-screen mode and start your art adventure from the coziness of your couch! 

The first tour is a Virtual Tour of Public Art in Denver on November 5th starting at 4:00 pm. No charge for CCNNA members. Registration due by no later than October 26th. 



"Public art is one of the most obvious expressions of a city's culture and creativity.  There is no shortage of it in the Mile High City with over 300 such art works.  You will be amazed at the art you have never seen as well as some favorites with their unique history."

Let's take a virtual stroll with Barbara Thorngren, long-time Ollie teacher of Denver Public Art, and hear her describe and give the history of over 40 art works in downtown Denver. A great way to learn about more Denver’s cultural pieces throughout our city.


   Website sign-up links will be coming soon for this event. Please check back here to get quick access to this great event!

The second is a virtual tour of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism                             


Virtual Behind the Scenes of the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera & Mexican Modernism From the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

For the first time in Denver, more than 20 artworks by the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, including paintings and drawings, will be on view. “The (traveling) exhibition will focus on the post-Mexican Revolution artworks of internationally celebrated artists Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and their contemporaries, including Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Gunther Gerzso, María Izquierdo and Carlos Mérida.” 

Join Ann Lambson, Interpretive Specialist at the Denver Art Museum, for a virtual program to learn more about this remarkable exhibition and its prolific artists. Mexican Modernism takes a closer look at the role art, artists, and their supporters played in the emergence of a national identity and creative spirit after the Mexican Revolution ended in 1920. 

The virtual program will include an exhibition overview, some behind the scenes insights, and the opportunity to ask questions.  It will be presented at 4:00 p.m. on Jan 20th  and the prepaid cost for each household is $25. Registration and payment are due by December 30th, but this is in high demand, so don’t wait!

 CCNNA will collect $25.00 per household and that money will be sent to the Denver Art Museum. 

Both of these cultural experiences are a benefit of your CCNNA membership. If you are not a member –now is the time to sign up! There are many opportunities to learn more about the CCNNA Board, city happenings, and critical issues facing our neighborhood from the website: https://ccnneighbors.com/ and from our new CCNNA Facebook Group: 

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/353336269083031). Keep informed…..join us.

Just click on this link to go right to the membership process:  https://ccnneighbors.com/joinus.   












           

“We READ TO KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE”

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

CCNNA BOOK CLUBS MEAN YOU DON’T HAVE TO READ ALONE EITHER!!!!

Free Clip Art from clipart-library.com 

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 .





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NOTICE TO ALL CCNNA RESIDENTS:  This is your opportunity to provide input to Denver Parks and Recreation regarding closures.  Below is a link to a survey that you can take to make your voice heard on this topic. 


To prevent overcrowding and to encourage social-distancing, many Denver Parks & Recreation(DPR) parks saw internal park roads and parking lots closed during the summer. This survey will allow you to share general opinions of closing roads and parking lots within DPR parks, and will also focus on certain parks that we need to hear community input on. This survey will close NOVEMBER 2, 2020. 

SURVEY LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParkRoads

It is important to note that Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) considers many factors when evaluating whether continued closure, or partial closure, of a park road would be appropriate (e.g.,):

  • If the park is adjacent to DOTI temporary closure
  • If the park is adjacent to current or planned DOTI Neighborhood Bikeways
  • If RTD has a current route running on the park road
  • ADA parking considerations
  • Permitting considerations
  • Wildlife considerations
  • Community support

Questions? Email parksandrecreation@denvergov.org


                               

Sip & Savor 2020 Virtual raised a whopping $15,510!  This is 155% of our goal.  And, it is a 222% increase over 2019 ticket sales.   Cherry Creek North generosity is truly impressive.  To all that donated, a HUGE thank you from both Food Bank of the Rockies and the Sip & Savor team. 

See you at Room & Board in 2021!  Again, thank you! 

Your 2020 Sip & Savor Team

Dale Rudolph  Judi Rana

Linda Barker  Michelle Smith

Julie Bonicelli  Susan Thompson




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


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



Proposed Group (Household) Living Amendment - RNO Concerns:

This outline addresses the July 17, 2020 Group (Household) Living Amendment proposal (the “Proposed Amendment”).  While we deeply respect and support the intent to implement changes that will help Denver become a more equitable and inclusive City, the following is a summary of concerns expressed by residents/constituents of Denver, many of which were communicated to neighborhood representatives through the RNO process. 


Please refer to the following link to a PDF document to read the entire Position Statement. Click on the link below:

Group Living CCNNA Position Email.pdf

Important!: Please Attend this Zoom Online Meeting with Councilman Chris Hinds Regarding the Household Living Amendment: (click on link below to register)

https://denvergov-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dwOZO4u3SQSZV2CkGFq9ag

Please note that comments must be submitted by Monday on the Planning Board Website (links are below). The Group Living link is also below for those that would like to review the current draft and information relating thereto.  

Resolution Approved at July 25, 2020 Zoning and Planning Committee

INC’s Zoning and Planning Committee, having held a meeting and discussion regarding the July 17, 2020 release of the Review Draft to amend Article 11 of the Denver Zoning Code (referred to as the Group Living Amendments), approved the following:

  • Resolved, that additional time should be given (with timing taking into account how the pandemic is affecting residents of Denver) for further consideration of the proposal in order to allow council members to make sure that their constituents are educated on the proposal and its implementation/effect, including specific outreach to communities of color;
  • Further Resolved, that this process should seek to incorporate compromise language offered to address constituent concerns;
  • Further Resolved, that provisions of the proposal should be unbundled to allow full consideration of each material aspect of the proposal and, when outreach and compromise is achieved to the satisfaction of council members, such portion should be adopted separately.

Please See Details Below: 



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Planning Board public hearing set for Aug. 19

After two years of research, study and conversations with community members, local experts, service providers and neighborhood groups, legislative review of the group living project will begin later this month with a public hearing with the Denver Planning Board. 

The board's meetings are currently being held in person with options for virtual participation. Visit www.Denvergov.org/planningboard for complete information. 

Planning Board Public Hearing

3 p.m., Wednesday, August 19

Council Committee Room (#391)

& Parr-Widener Community Room (#389)

City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St.

An updated draft of the proposed text amendments to the Denver Zoning Code and a staff report will be posted online Wednesday, August 12. 

To submit comments to Planning Board members, please use the board's online comment form.

Additional information on how to sign up to speak in person or virtually (via Zoom) at the meeting will be posted on the Planning Board webpage and emailed out to this list several days ahead of time. 

The meeting will also be broadcast live on Denver's Channel 8 and online at Denver8.tv

About the Group Living Project

Denver has an immediate need for housing. With the evolving needs of our residents in mind, the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, the renewed push for addressing issues of race and equity, and changes to other housing regulations, city planners has been working with an advisory committee to evaluate the Denver Zoning Code’s rules for “group living.” This evaluation has included a review of land uses and definitions for: households, community corrections facilities, shelters for the homeless, residential care homes, new uses like tiny home villages, and more. Based on this evaluation, planners will recommend updates to the zoning code for some or all of these housing types.

DenverGov.org/groupliving

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NOTICE TO CHERRY CREEK RESIDENTS:

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.*

IT’S THAT EASY!

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.

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS:

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
Narrative
The Pasty Republic
Piatti Denver
SOL Mexican Cocina
Sweet Ginger Asian Bistro & Sushi
Syrup at Cherry Creek
Teaura
Toro Latin Kitchen & Lounge

DINE OUT WITH US!

 

 

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Click on the following link to review the: Letter to Andrew Webb CPD-denverinc.org-INC ZAP .pdf



                                                                                   Nancy Kuhn

Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

303-513-6046 
nancy.kuhn@denvergov.org

                                         


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   July 7, 2020

 

Denver Urges Residents to Remember their Street Sweeping Day to Keep Streets Clean and Avoid a Parking Citation

 

Denver – Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is reminding residents that, this month, it is resuming enforcement of parking restrictions in support of the city’s street sweeping program. Denver asks people to move their cars so that its sweepers can get all the way to the curb line where dirt and debris accumulates.

 

DOTI suspended enforcement of parking restrictions at the start of the street sweeping season in April due to COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders and resumed enforcement on July 1, writing 3,000 warnings last Wednesday to residents who did not move their cars (note: there was no sweeping on July 2 or July 3 due to employee furloughs and observance of the holiday).


Enforcement agents will be back out today, writing warnings for one more day, as we work to remind people they need to check the red and white signs on their blocks and remember to move their cars on their street sweeping day. Residents can also visit Pocketgov to check their sweeping schedule and sign up for reminders.


Street sweeping plays a critical role in keeping our city clean. Last year, the sweepers collected 75,555 cubic yards of dirt and debris off Denver streets, keeping it out of our air and water.



Below is a link to access information about Denver International Airport:

As part of our effort to ensure all stakeholders are informed about the airport, our team encourages you to sign up for updates on the Great Hall project and other DEN initiatives. To sign up to receive Great Hall updates, please follow this link. At the bottom of the page you will see a box labeled “Contact the Project Team”; there you will see the field to enter your email address. Once you enter your email, the next page will provide an option for you to subscribe to five different DEN update subscriptions: News Releases, Today@DEN, Commerce Hub, DEN Real Estate, and/or Great Hall Project. While we don’t assume these subscription updates will fully satisfy our commitment to engaging with and informing the community, they are a great place to start.



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MANAGER OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Denver International Airport
Executive Office – Government Affairs
Airport Office Building | 9th Floor
8500 Peña Boulevard | Denver, CO 80249-6340
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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 

denverlibrary.org/survey

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

Be well,

Kirsten

Kirsten C. Decker

Manager of Strategy & Evaluation

Denver Public Library

kdecker@denverlibrary.org

D: 720.865.2031 | C: 305.606.9635


CALENDAR

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. 


$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.

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

                          

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


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