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Psst-! City Park West neighborhood association is 20 years old this month!

October 17th is CPW RNO’s twentieth birthday. This week, help us celebrate by posting, on our Facebook page, photographs (taken this week) around the neighborhood. Your favorite spots… places you remember being different… places that soothe your soul… places you meet friends for a walk, a game of basketball, breakfast, a beer… places that make you happy. Write a line about the photograph (and let us know in the post if we can use it in the future here on our website, with your name credited, of course!)  

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Update on 777 E. 17th Avenue (aka Dome Bar, JRs, Tony Ps)

Update on 777 E. 17th Avenue (aka Dome Bar, JRs, Tony Ps) On Friday, April 3, 2020 a phone conference was held related to the application for a Certificate of Demolition Eligibility for 777 E. 17th Avenue (also known as the former Dome Bar, JRs and Tony Ps) between a group of RNO representatives (CHUN, Uptown on the Hill, City Park West), Historic Denver, and the owners of the building. The discussion centered around three general areas of concern, which included: Generally, the group wanted to ensure that design quality of a potential future development was compatible with the neighborhood. Concerns with design of adjacent buildings was mentioned and the hope that any future development complements the Uptown/North Capitol Hill neighborhood. The potential demolition of buildings without having a development already approved and building permit released was identified as a concern. Some RNO representatives stated that a potential compromise on this would be to come to an agreement to delay demolition until a building permit is received. General discussion on the potential of incorporating the building into the development. The importance of preserving the building seems to be along a spectrum, with some representatives expressing a strong interest in preventing demolition or having the building incorporated into the development, and others potentially open to redevelopment once more information about the proposed development is provided. The group learned that the owner is not the developer for this project, and requested a discussion with the developer be scheduled. The conversation concluded with the owner offering to coordinate this meeting to discuss the project plans in further detail. If you have additional questions, you may contact the City Park West Neighborhood Association Board at info@cityparkwest.org or through the City Park West Neighbors Facebook group.  

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March 23, 2020 Letter from the Colorado Department of Human Services: Hunger and Child Care

Request for Applications for the Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund   Dear Partners,First off, I just want to say how incredibly impressed I am by the dedication, resilience and innovation that I am seeing in light of our current context. The news is sobering, but doesn’t highlight the incredible assets we have in our state, our people. As you know, we sent out a survey last week to try to understand the assets and needs of our network. You can read an assessment of the survey. Not surprisingly, one of the largest needs identified in the survey was needing additional financial resource. To that end, we have partnered with a number of local funders to respond to these needs, and are pleased to share that our Request for Applications for the Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund is now live. More information in both English and Spanish, including the application, can be found on our website. Please note that the turnaround for this RFA is quick, with the first wave of applications due on Wednesday, March 25th at 5 p.m. in order to be part of this weeks’ funding cycle. The current plan is for the applications to open each week on Monday and close on Wednesday. We know that needs will continue to evolve and change, and we want to be as responsive as we are able. We are also working on addressing the remainder of the findings, including planning a webinar on emergency response structures with CDHS, helping understand what coalitions around the state are doing and sharing updates on state programs as they find flexibilities due to the current crisis. We will also be working to match assets with needs identified in the survey. Please feel free to contact me directly (303-974-8427) if we can be helpful to you and thank you again for everything you do. In partnership,Erin   Childcare Needs Survey Governor Polis called together a group of early childhood providers, advocacy groups, school districts and foundations to partner with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) to establish a system of emergency child care centers for our emergency and essential workers — called the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative. Many in the Blueprint partnership have expressed concerns about resources that can help their employees continue to work during this time.  If you or your organization is providing critical front-line response services, such as health professionals, health facilities staff, emergency responders, public safety, etc., the Collaborative would like to connect you to child care providers if your current provider is not able to continue service.    The Collaborative is surveying families to understand the need for these services and they are also identifying current and “emergency” providers. To register for this child care program, please open this Google Doc and click on the highlighted survey link, or dial 2-1-1 for additional information. Every effort will be made to match those who need care with a licensed facility near them that has available capacity to help. We are working to implement expanded subsidies and/or sliding scales for families who cannot afford child…

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Covid-19 epidemic resources: Food. Child care. Hunger relief. Information. Volunteer opps.

Below are a number of useful links, which we’ll try to keep updated: WHO Coronavirus dashboard Volunteer (Colorado governor’s website) Donate (Colorado governor’s website) Connect (NextDoor) News (Denver Post) Free internet from Comcast for 2 months Denver Public Schools and CV-19 AARP (great information and resources for seniors here) Department of Labor and Employment (file for unemployment) Denver Rescue Mission Metro Care Ring Information on the Families First Coronavirus Act to help families in time of unemployment Information on the Defense Production Act that will suspend evictions  Information about your credit card payments and what credit card companies are doing to alleviate your burden IRS Coronavirus tax relief Hunger relief (updated March 23, 2020) Child care needs survey and resource (updated March 23, 2020)  

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Minutes from City Park West monthly meeting 3.18.2020

The 3.18 meeting was held on Zoom, an online meeting platform. For some reason, although the meeting was set up on Zoom to begin at 6, some folks logging in saw a 7 p.m. start time, so you might have logged on and been confused. We’ll try this again soon, get it to work for everyone, and may host more frequent meetings. In virtual attendance: Jo Untiedt, Janna Goodwin, Alyssa Knutson, Scott Holder, Brendan Cady In summary: While we’re still trying to paper the neighborhood with flyers about the East Central Area Plan, the timing is obviously bad now for neighbors to focus on non-urgent issues. Most of our meeting, we discussed how City Park West RNO might best help our local community in this global crisis. While Nextdoor provides community information and resources, we are concerned about shut-ins– e.g. the elderly and disabled– who are not tech-savvy. Those who may not know how to use social media, or who might have an ipad but not realize its full power (or know how to download health, safety, communication or even entertainment apps to help get through these trying times). We will post helpful links whenever we are made aware of them, and will also listen to those involved in coordinating volunteer efforts to learn how the City Park West RNO can be of service.

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This month’s virtual meeting will be on Zoom: March 18 at 6 p.m.

Join the City Park West meeting this month virtually. We can’t promise anything (this is all new) but we’re using Zoom and it ought to work. Log on at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. On the agenda: Updates and local resources for coronavirus information and services; East Central Area Plan comments and timeline Here is the “Join” URL that makes it available to (I think) whoever signs on https://us04web.zoom.us/j/419104388   The software version we’re using is “Bacis” and will stop after 40 minutes. Folks will have to log back in using a new URL   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/914844653  

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