JPUN February Newsletter

Newsletter Highlights

Northwest Denver Deserves Better Than This – The City of Denver is reviewing improvements to the Central Platte Valley Area directly west of Jefferson Park. This includes potential changes to the 23rd Avenue Bridge and this dangerous intersection. Your input is vital to ensuring that the City makes this a high priority in their near-term plans. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to voice your opinion. Tell the city you want improved highway connections, protected lanes for pedestrians and bicyclists, along with safe and unobstructed access to the Platte River Trail and LoDo. Attend the public meeting FEBRUARY 22 at 5:30pm-7:30pm  Commons on Champa | 1245 Champa St. | Denver, CO 8020 and let your voice be heard

Meow Wolf Lands in Sun Valley – Meow Wolf Denver promises something for everyone. For kids, it’s an imaginative experience complete with climbing, interactive light, sound, and pure creativity. For younger adults expect a concert/bar venue (800 capacity) with shows ranging from comedians to DJs, solo singer/songwriters to full bands. For the rest, Meow Wolf brings to Denver an art museum, and experience based learning and exploration. Through interaction you discover the artist’s narrative, play music and activate spaces in different ways to alter the environment  you’re exploring. Expect Meow Wolf to energize a rather vacant and barren area. Around a half a million people visited Meow Wolf in Santa Fe and it is nearly three times smaller than the Denver site. Plans to break ground are set for the third quarter of 2018, with a projected opening date in 2020.

JPUN Signs Agreements with New Businesses – Top Shelf Liquor and Leo’s Sports Bar have both signed Good Neighbor Agreements (GNAs) with JPUN. Top Shelf Liquor will be a liquor store located  at 2757 N. Speer Boulevard. Once built, it will be connected to the existing Shell station at Speer and Zuni. Leo’s Sports Bar at 2525 Federal Boulevard is a billiards hall catering to both professional and  amateur players. By definition a GNA is an agreement between a business and a neighborhood (community) that addresses specific areas of concern in a collaborative way. The intent is to protect and improve the safety, health, welfare and quality of life for all within the community. The GNA is usually related to a liquor or marijuana license.

The Complete newsletter can be found here

Special Meeting w/ City to Discuss 23rd Ave. Bridge Safety – Tuesday January 9th, 6:30 PM

Northwest Denver neighborhoods are holding a SPECIAL MEETING with city officials to discuss changes along the 23rd Ave bridge area. Current city plans DO NOT adequately address community needs.
RESIDENTS NEED:
• Protected pedestrian lane access to South Platte River trail and downtown
• Protected bicycle lane and access to South Platte River trail and downtown
• Reconfiguration of highway on- and off-ramp at 23rd Avenue ramps

CHANGE WILL NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT YOU.  TELL DENVER WE NEED A NEW BRIDGE!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9 — 6:30PM–8PM
FAMILY STAR MONTESSORI SCHOOL | 2246 FEDERAL BLVD

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Broncos Game this Sunday! Happy New Year!

PARKING ADVISORY FROM DENVER PUBLIC WORKS
 
DENVER ­—On Sunday, December 31st, the Denver Broncos will host the last regular season game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. As excitement builds for the football season, Denver Public Works is reminding people to pay attention to posted parking restrictions around the stadium and surrounding neighborhoods. Denver’s Right of Way Enforcement agents will enforce posted parking regulations in the area during the following games:
Broncos Regular Season
Sunday, December 31
On Street Parking
Posted signs in the stadium area restrict parking to vehicles with the correct residential parking permit posted in the window from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on weekdays and from 12:00pm to 9:00pm on weekends. Those vehicles that park without appropriate permits will be cited and towed to a temporary impound lot in Denver at 2000 W. 3rd Avenue.
If you are eligible for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP), now is a great time to make sure your permits are current. You are likely eligible for RPP if you have a sign with posted restrictions on your street. To find out more, call 311 or visit denvergov.org/rpp.
Stadium Parking
There will be handicap placard enforcement for all handicap parking lots on-site at the stadium. Anyone who would like to park in these lots will be asked to show proof of their handicap placard registration before they will be allowed to enter.
Off-Street Parking (parking lots)
Drivers should also be cautious when utilizing a parking lot in the area.
If you are not parking in one of the parking lots on stadium property, choose only those locations that 1) display a special event parking sign issued by the City & County of Denver, or 2) are existing approved parking lots clearly managed by reputable companies.
The signs display the seal of the City & County of Denver and include the address of the parking location. These signs were issued because of the proliferation of illegal parking lots taking drivers’ money, only to have the drivers return to their vehicles to find it ticketed and/or towed. When parking in a lot with the City & County of Denver sign posted, drivers can be assured that they will be parked legally and are not in danger of tickets, tows or being “parked in” (blocked or trapped in a space by other vehicles).
Alternative Transportation
Denver Public Works also encourages people to use public transportation when attending games. The stadium is easily accessible by light rail or bus. Please check with RTD on schedules prior to planning your trip. Go to rtd-denver.com or call the RTD Telephone Information Center at 303-299-6000.
The stadium is also conveniently located adjacent to Denver bike paths, and it is equipped with over three hundred individual bike racks. Check out denvergov.org/bikemap to plan your route or pick up a free copy of the 2017 Denver Bike Map at your local recreation center or Denver City Council office.
For more information about stadium events, please visit sportsauthorityfieldatmilehigh.com

JPUN December Newsletter

Newsletter Highlights – Complete December Newsletter

Will Jefferson Park Fail to Connect with Downtown? – Residents love the fact Jefferson Park is so close to downtown yet to many, it seems far away. Our neighborhood is an island surrounded by rivers of roadways with Speer to the North, Federal to the West and the mightiest of all, I-25 to the East. Crossing these barriers can seem like a treacherous journey for many an urban traveler. For years, JPUN has lent its voice to promote better connectivity to Denver’s Downtown not only for our residents but adjoining neighborhoods in Northwest Denver. The development boom has prompted city officials to review zoning for the Central Platte Valley Area District more commonly known as Elitch Gardens. Since April, a committee has met to create The Downtown Area Plan Amendment (DAPA) which is a blueprint for future development in that area.

The importance of this plan cannot be understated as it will guide state and local project funding and development in that area for generations. If these problems are not adequately documented in DAPA, significant change will not happen anytime soon, if at all. Funding will be focused on other areas in the plan or development will prohibit the expansion of 23rd Ave to accommodate a solution.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
Attend a Town Hall Meeting with DAPA management team – Site tentatively Family Star Montessori 2246 Federal Blvd (Check the JPUN Site for final location information) – Date Jan 9. JPUN along with surrounding neighborhood organizations and business districts will be hosting this town hall meeting. Your voice matters. We have been told public opinion carries a lot of weight in determining the final plan. For more information please email info@jpun.org or check the JPUN Facebook and website. JPUN will not publish a January newsletter. JPUN will also discuss this topic at their General Membership Meeting on Tues., Dec. 12.

No Such Thing as Bad Publicity? – Our neighborhood has been in the news lately. On November 10, 9News aired a story about “Slot Homes” with scenes filmed in Jefferson Park. Additionally, an article in the November issue of 5280 magazine titled “The Beholder” featured a former JPUN Board member. In the article both he and Councilman Espinoza were critical of current architectural styles in Jefferson Park and throughout Denver. The JPUN Board has responded to that article with a letter on page 4 of the Newsletter.

Jefferson Park’s Annual Holiday Party – Join JPUN’s family friendly celebration with friends and neighbors at Jefferson Park’s annual holiday Party Wednesday, December 13th.  From 5:30 to 8 PM at Mackinzie’s Cocktails & Wine 2240 Clay Street

Become a Part of the Story – We are always looking for content for our newsletter, please send any pet of the month, neighbor of the month, picture this photos, and general stories to newsletter@jpun.org.

Volunteers Needed – Volunteers are needed to help deliver copies of the newsletter.  If you are interested please contact Brooke Bailey at kromer2036@yahoo.com

Complete December Newsletter

Broncos Game – this Sunday! Parking Restrictions in Effect!

PARKING ADVISORY FROM DENVER PUBLIC WORKS
Parking Restrictions around Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Have a Game Plan for Parking This Football Season!
DENVER ­—On Sunday, December 10th, the Denver Broncos will host a regular season game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. As excitement builds for the football season, Denver Public Works is reminding people to pay attention to posted parking restrictions around the stadium and surrounding neighborhoods. Denver’s Right of Way Enforcement agents will enforce posted parking regulations in the area during the following games:
Broncos Regular Season
Sunday, December 10
Sunday, December 31
On Street Parking
Posted signs in the stadium area restrict parking to vehicles with the correct residential parking permit posted in the window from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on weekdays and from 12:00pm to 9:00pm on weekends. Those vehicles that park without appropriate permits will be cited and towed to a temporary impound lot in Denver at 2000 W. 3rd Avenue.
If you are eligible for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP), now is a great time to make sure your permits are current. You are likely eligible for RPP if you have a sign with posted restrictions on your street. To find out more, call 311 or visit denvergov.org/rpp.
Stadium Parking
There will be handicap placard enforcement for all handicap parking lots on-site at the stadium. Anyone who would like to park in these lots will be asked to show proof of their handicap placard registration before they will be allowed to enter.
Off-Street Parking (parking lots)
Drivers should also be cautious when utilizing a parking lot in the area.
If you are not parking in one of the parking lots on stadium property, choose only those locations that 1) display a special event parking sign issued by the City & County of Denver, or 2) are existing approved parking lots clearly managed by reputable companies.
The signs display the seal of the City & County of Denver and include the address of the parking location. These signs were issued because of the proliferation of illegal parking lots taking drivers’ money, only to have the drivers return to their vehicles to find it ticketed and/or towed. When parking in a lot with the City & County of Denver sign posted, drivers can be assured that they will be parked legally and are not in danger of tickets, tows or being “parked in” (blocked or trapped in a space by other vehicles).
Alternative Transportation
Denver Public Works also encourages people to use public transportation when attending games. The stadium is easily accessible by light rail or bus. Please check with RTD on schedules prior to planning your trip. Go to rtd-denver.com or call the RTD Telephone Information Center at 303-299-6000.
The stadium is also conveniently located adjacent to Denver bike paths, and it is equipped with over three hundred individual bike racks. Check out denvergov.org/bikemap to plan your route or pick up a free copy of the 2017 Denver Bike Map at your local recreation center or Denver City Council office.
For more information about stadium events, please visit sportsauthorityfieldatmilehigh.com

Join us! JPUN’s holiday party on Wednesday, December 13th!

Join neighbors and friends at JPUN’s annual Jefferson Park Holiday Party on Wed., Dec. 13 at Mackinzie’s Cocktails and Wine from 5:30 – 8 PM.  This family friendly and festive event will feature light appetizers and holidays sweets with extended happy hour pricing.

Thursday Land Use

Thursday’s 6:30 PM Land Use meeting will be held at Colorado Modern Kitchen at 2931 W 25th Ave due to an event at the church.