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Notice of City Park West RNO meeting March 2nd at 7:30 pm

Meet your District Attorney Candidates! Our March meeting will be on the 2nd at 7:30pm, 3014 East Colfax, Southside Bar and Grill. Topics discussed will include: District Attorney candidates: Helen Morgan & Beth McCann, candidates for District Attorney City Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee Other Neighborhood Issues And next month, at the April Meeting… Storm Water Runoff Project – Platte to the Park Hill. Next month at our April meeting, organizers from the Storm Water Runoff project now under development will provide a presentation of their project. This plan directly affects the CPW neighborhood, and we encourage anyone to read up on what the city is planning, and to attend the presentation. They intend to make a decision very soon and the window for feedback is closing fast. More info here: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-department-of-public-works/projects/current/platte-park-hill-stormwater.html Other exciting news in and around our neighborhood: News from Historic Denver on a solution for saving the historic Tavern Building on 17th Avenue: “The Tavern Building, and the adjacent one-story building to the west, is part of a series of streetcar commercial buildings that line this section of 17th Avenue. To preserve the exterior of the buildings and honor the existing street pattern and pedestrian experience, SLC has agreed to explore in good faith a site plan that pulls the new structure back from 17th, retaining the Tavern building and the most significant aspects of the adjacent one-story building, as well as the traditional scale of 17th Avenue. SLC can do this by shifting some of the units that would have been built along 17th by adjusting the zoning to allow for two more floor plates. However, it is important to note that even with these additional floor plates, the project will not exceed the current height limit set by the existing zoning, which is 110 ft at the northern portion of the site and 70 ft at the southern, 16th Street edge. A zoning change is only required to allow for the additional floor-plates, and would not result in additional maximum height. This means that what could have been an 8-story, 110 foot building at 17th will now be a 10-story, 110 foot building pulled back from 17th, stepping down to a six story, 70 foot building at 16th. Historic Denver supports this proposal and has entered into a legal agreement with SLC outlining the details. SLC and Historic Denver have further written and agreed to execute a second, even more detailed, Preservation Agreement that will protect the Tavern Building long into the future. The Preservation Agreement would take effect if the re-zoning solution is approved.” For more information: http://www.historicdenver.org/programs/current-issues/historic-tavern-building/ Denver Walks Supports City Funded Sidewalks 2,500 residents have signed the Denver Deserves Sidewalks petition, and 30 organizations have provided letters of support (see the full list on the WalkDenver website). By their estimate, it would cost residents $1.25 per linear feet of frontage annually, and the city would pick up the tab for sidewalk repairs. Here is their petition: https://www.change.org/p/denver-city-council-denver-deserves-sidewalks Vision Zero recently rolled out Vision…

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Recent grants for housing and neighborhood projects

Contact City and County of Denver Office of Economic Development Derek Woodbury Communications Director O: 720.913.1608 C: 303.895.6845 derek.woodbury@denvergov.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Denver awards $4.9 million for housing and neighborhood projects Federal community development funds to support 44 projects supporting low- and moderate-income households   DENVER, CO ­— Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 — The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) has issued award letters to 33 organizations slated to collectively receive $4.9 million in federal grant funding in 2016.   OED reviewed proposals from organizations that responded to a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for housing and neighborhood projects. The organizations awarded funding include the following: Housing Development & Services Organization Award Program Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. $35,000 Home ownership/foreclosure counseling Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. $40,000 Tenant/landlord dispute counseling and rental referral services Colorado Affordable Legal Services $40,000 Tenant/landlord dispute counseling and rental referral services Collaborative for Home Ownership (Northeast Denver Housing Center, Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp., and NEWSED Community Development Corp.) $169,000 Home ownership/foreclosure counseling Colorado Coalition for the Homeless $400,000 Rental vouchers and counseling services to homeless persons and those at risk of becoming homeless Colorado GerontologicalSociety $30,000 Tenant/landlord dispute counseling and rental referral services Colorado Health Network $1,335,575 Rental/housing assistance to low-income persons with HIV/AIDS Colorado Housing Assistance Corp. $200,000 Down payment assistance loans to low- and moderate-income households Colorado Housing Assistance Corp. $35,000 Home ownership/foreclosure counseling Colorado Visiting Nurse Assn. $156,815 Counseling/supportive services to low-income persons with HIV/AIDS Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp. $25,000 Community Housing Development Organization operational support Denver Housing Authority $25,000 Home ownership/foreclosure counseling Denver Urban Renewal Authority $270,000 Single Family Rehabilitation Program Denver Urban Renewal Authority $250,000 Emergency Home Repair Program Denver Urban Renewal Authority $200,000 Rental/Homeownership Access Modification Program Family Tree, Inc. $100,000 Rental vouchers and counseling services to homeless persons and those at risk of becoming homeless NEWSED Community Development Corp. $25,000 Community Housing Development Organization operational support Northeast Denver Housing Center $25,000 Community Housing Development Organization operational support Renaissance Housing Development Corp. $25,000 Community Housing Development Organization operational support Southwest Improvement Council $25,000 Home ownership/foreclosure counseling   Neighborhood Development & Services Organization Award Program Bird Seed Collective $35,000 Healthy Food Access in theGlobeville/Elyria-Swansea Neighborhoods Colorado Non-Profit Development Center (El Sistema) $60,000 Youth Ensemble Music Programs Colorado Coalition for the Homeless $60,000 Job Training Services Denver Asset Building Coalition $10,000 Low and Moderate Income Financial Counseling and Assistance Denver Food Rescue $40,000 Healthy Food Access in the Globeville/ Elyria-Swansea, Five Points, Northeast Park Hill, Cole, Whittier, Clayton, Baker, Lincoln Park, West Colfax, Montbello, Sun Valley and Villa Park Neighborhoods Denver Housing Authority- Sun Valley Academy $50,000 Job Training and Industry Certification for  Sun Valley Residents Denver Housing Authority- Youth Employment Academy $43,000 Youth Occupational Skills Training Denver Office of Financial Empowerment $160,000 Financial Education and Resource Center Environmental Learning for Kids $75,000 Youth Job Training and Summer Employment Program Focus Points (GES Live Well) $50,000 Career and Entrepreneurial Development Programs Focus Points $90,000 Neighborhood Resource Center Services Girls Inc. $50,000…

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City Park Water Detention plans

This plan directly affects our CPW neighborhood, and we encourage anyone to read up on what the city is planning. They intend to make a decision in the next month, and the window for feedback is closing fast. https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-department-of-public-works/projects/current/platte-park-hill-stormwater.html

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