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2019 Blue Shoe Run – Event Info and Street Closure Information – Saturday, September 7

Run for your father, your husband, your brother, your friend. Run for you! Join The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC) Foundation for 10th Anniversary of the Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer on Saturday, September 7, 2019!

The Blue Shoe Run is a 5K run/walk, 1.5-mile family walk and kids fun run taking place just north of Mile High Stadium at TUCC (view course map). Team up with your family, friends, and co-workers to try out our unique course and encourage others to help you fundraise to stomp out prostate cancer.

Since 2010, The Blue Shoe Run has raised more than $160,000 for TUCC Foundation and prostate cancer research. Please join us in the continuing efforts to raise monies for Prostate Cancer Research. Let’s Stomp our Prostate Cancer together!

Online registration will close at 6pm on Thursday, September 5th, but you can also register at TUCC on event day beginning at 7 a.m.

2019 is bringing an exciting change for the TUCC Foundation. The Silent Auction is going to become its own event and will be at a different time of year (coming this fall). We are very thankful for all the support the silent auction has received in the past and we will share more details after the Blue Shoe Run.

JPUN September Newsletter

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5280 Trail to Provide “Places”, “links” and Revitalization – City has committed to helping with the first phase of urban trail on 21st street.  After years of talking about the 5280 Trail, city officials and private boosters who see the potential to strengthen neighborhoods stated they’re ready to launch into formal design work for the first section of the 5.3-mile trail. It could break ground along a small stretch of 21st Street in the next two years or so, and the city has committed $850,000 to get the ball rolling on designs. Denver Public Works says its contribution on 21st Street will cover early design work for most of that 11-block section, along with completed designs for a shorter-term demonstration project on a smaller segment that, once finished, would give the public a close-up view of the trail’s potential. As for the rest of the trail, it’s likely that construction will be done in phases over the next decade, following a route that’s mostly along secondary streets. Planners behind the 5280 Trail say it’s not intended to cater to the high-speed bicycle commuters who use Denver’s growing network of on-street bike lanes.

3rd Annual JPUN Tailgate Party –
WHERE: Cul-de-sac at Eliot St. and W. 20th Ave.
WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 11:00AM
FRIENDS—FOOD—FOOTBALL! Join friends and neighbors for our 3rd Annual Tailgate Party as we help the Broncos beat the Jacksonville Jaguars. We’ll have delicious Araujo’s breakfast burritos, Sexy Pizza and great food from other local restaurants. Please consider bringing a favorite entrée, side or dessert to share. Tailgating wouldn’t be complete without a little competition of corn hole and other lawn games.

Denver Leaders Approve Historic District in Jefferson Park
Denver City Council has unanimously approved the creation of the city’s 55th historic district along River Drive. It is the first such district in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. Signs were recently installed by Denver Public Works and soon many of the homes on the street will be fitted with landmark plaques to signify their historical status.

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Rocky Mountain Showdown this Friday at Broncos Stadium!

PARKING ADVISORY FROM DENVER PUBLIC WORKS
Don’t Drop the Ball This Football Season ̶ Read the Parking Signs!

DENVER ­— On Friday, August 30, Broncos Stadium at Mile High will host the Rocky Mountain Showdown. As excitement builds, Denver Public Works is reminding football fans 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 and tow cars parked illegally in the area during the following games:

 

Rocky Mountain Showdown
  • Friday, August 30 (CU vs. CSU)
Broncos Regular Season
  • Sunday, September 15 (vs. Bears)
  • Sunday, September 29 (vs. Jaguars)
  • Sunday, October 13 (vs. Titans)
  • Thursday, October 17 (vs. Chiefs)
  • Sunday, November 3 (vs. Browns)
  • Sunday, December 1 (vs. Chargers)
  • Date TBD, December 21 or 22 (vs. Lions)
  • Sunday, December 29 (vs. Raiders)
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.

For those who are eligible for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP), now is a great time to make sure their permits are current. Residents are likely eligible for RPP if they have a sign with posted restrictions on their 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)
Fans should also be cautious when utilizing a parking lot in the area.

Those who are not parking in one of the parking lots on stadium property should choose only locations that display a special event parking sign issued by the City & County of Denver, or are existing approved parking lots clearly managed by reputable companies.

The signs display the City & County of Denver seal 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, fans can be assured 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 encourages fans to take the light rail or bus to the stadium. Please check with RTD on schedules prior to planning your trip. Go to rtd-denver.comor 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. Fans can check out denvergov.org/bikemap to plan their routes.

Denver Broncos Preseason Game – this Thursday, August 29th!

PARKING ADVISORY FROM DENVER PUBLIC WORKS
Don’t Drop the Ball This Football Season ̶ Read the Parking Signs!

DENVER ­— On Thursday, August 29, the Denver Broncos will host their 2nd preseason game of the 2019 season at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. As excitement builds, Denver Public Works is reminding football fans 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 and tow cars parked illegally in the area during the following games:
Broncos Preseason
  • Thursday, August 29 (vs. Cardinals)
Rocky Mountain Showdown
  • Friday, August 30 (CU vs. CSU)
Broncos Regular Season
  • Sunday, September 15 (vs. Bears)
  • Sunday, September 29 (vs. Jaguars)
  • Sunday, October 13 (vs. Titans)
  • Thursday, October 17 (vs. Chiefs)
  • Sunday, November 3 (vs. Browns)
  • Sunday, December 1 (vs. Chargers)
  • Date TBD, December 21 or 22 (vs. Lions)
  • Sunday, December 29 (vs. Raiders)
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.

For those who are eligible for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP), now is a great time to make sure their permits are current. Residents are likely eligible for RPP if they have a sign with posted restrictions on their 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)
Fans should also be cautious when utilizing a parking lot in the area.

Those who are not parking in one of the parking lots on stadium property should choose only locations that display a special event parking sign issued by the City & County of Denver, or are existing approved parking lots clearly managed by reputable companies.

The signs display the City & County of Denver seal 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, fans can be assured 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 encourages fans to take the light rail or bus to the stadium. Please check with RTD on schedules prior to planning your trip. Go to rtd-denver.comor 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. Fans can check out denvergov.org/bikemap to plan their routes.

PARKING ADVISORY – Denver Broncos Football Season!

PARKING ADVISORY FROM DENVER PUBLIC WORKS

Don’t Drop the Ball This Football Season ̶ Read the Parking Signs!

DENVER ­— On Monday, August 19, the Denver Broncos will host their first preseason game of the 2019 season at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. As excitement builds, Denver Public Works is reminding football fans 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 and tow cars parked illegally in the area during the following games:

Broncos Preseason

Monday, August 19 (vs. 49ers)
Thursday, August 29 (vs. Cardinals)
Rocky Mountain Showdown

Friday, August 30 (CU vs. CSU)
Broncos Regular Season

Sunday, September 15 (vs. Bears)
Sunday, September 29 (vs. Jaguars)
Sunday, October 13 (vs. Titans)
Thursday, October 17 (vs. Chiefs)
Sunday, November 3 (vs. Browns)
Sunday, December 1 (vs. Chargers)
Date TBD, December 21 or 22 (vs. Lions)
Sunday, December 29 (vs. Raiders)
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.

For those who are eligible for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP), now is a great time to make sure their permits are current. Residents are likely eligible for RPP if they have a sign with posted restrictions on their 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)

Fans should also be cautious when utilizing a parking lot in the area.

Those who are not parking in one of the parking lots on stadium property should choose only locations that display a special event parking sign issued by the City & County of Denver, or are existing approved parking lots clearly managed by reputable companies.

The signs display the City & County of Denver seal 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, fans can be assured 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 encourages fans to take the light rail or bus to the stadium. 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. Fans can check out denvergov.org/bikemap to plan their routes.

JPUN August Newsletter

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Update on I-25 Central Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study – CDOT is reviewing several options for the six-mile stretch of highway between Santa Fe Drive and 20th Street that runs right through the center of the city. According to CDOT, this area carries over a quarter of a million cars each day and has the highest average daily traffic in all of Colorado.  Some of the proposed options include:
• Multi-lane deck atop the current freeway
• Widening the interstate
• Toll lanes
• Lane realignment
• Additional light rail tracks
• Raised on and off ramps
• More feeder roads
• Charging drivers to use the highway during rush hours
While some may be too costly (multi-lane deck) and cause too much of a public outcry (charging drivers) CDOT feels more than one of these options may be implemented. JPUN has reached out to CDOT to see where they are in the process. CDOT states that they are currently running modeling scenarios on the proposed options.
JPUN will continue to work with CDOT to provide information to residents and present feedback. In the meantime, you can provide your input through the survey here – bit.ly/I-25CentralSurvey.

Little Creatures and Pretenders Headline August 25th Concert in Jefferson Park – Music@JeffersonPark’s 1st Double Bill in our 8-year history will be on August 25th! This is a perfect way to close out the summer with friends or meet up with families from school. The park is big enough for everyone. Pretenders, a tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Pretenders, features members from three Denver bands: Jux County, The Velveteen Monster, Julie Monley Trio. And it includes Jefferson Park resident Chris Pearson on bass! Little Creatures, a band of eclectic Colorado musicians born out of the widely acclaimed “My Favorite Bands” festival, pays tribute to the great new wave, post-punk, art rock, avant-funk band the Talking Heads. Dancing is advised!

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JPUN June Newsletter

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Jefferson Park Day Community Clean-up & Celebration – Many thanks to all who participated in JPUN’s 17th annual Neighborhood Clean Up. It was a great way to meet your neighbors while doing something tangible to help your neighborhood. Participants fueled up for a morning of labor with breakfast burritos from Araujo’s and got their java fix from 2914 Coffee. Thanks to Leslie Twarogowski and Federal BID who helped coordinate the food and drink. Denver Public Works and Denver Park and Rec provided shovels, rakes, trash grabbers, buckets, brooms, trash bags, gloves and vests. You just had to provide a willingness to help and so many people did. Participants even got a mimosa courtesy of Sartos at the Farm and Flea event. The Broncos Stadium District Management provided a gator and employees to help with our efforts.  Additionally, JPUN would like to thank Robert Caskey, Phil Arroyo and Mike O’Brien for lending their trucks for trash pickup and our Queen of Clean, Kym Foster, who once again chaired the event. The event was so popular that JPUN is considering a possible cleanup day in the Fall. If interested in helping, please email info@jpun.org

City Unveils Bike Lane Options for 23rd Ave – Denver Public Works (DPW) hosted an open house on design alternatives for the High Comfort Bike Lane along W. 23rd Ave. and Water St. from Federal to Speer.  The meeting, held on May 30th in Jefferson Park at the Denver Elks Lodge, showcased three options for the proposed high comfort bikeway and solicited the public’s input. A high comfort bikeway is a dedicated path for bicyclists to travel along on a street that provides a buffer of protection between them and passing traffc. There are a variety of methods for these physical barriers between the rider and cars, such as planters, curbs, parked cars, or vertical posts. DPW distributed door hangers along the length of the affected corridor to residents and businesses inviting them to attend the public meeting. For those who were unable to attend the latest meeting, DPW is collecting feedback regarding the project up until June 10th.  You can follow this link and specify the W. 23rd Ave project: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/bicycling-in-denver/infrastructure/protected-bike-lanes.html

I-25 Central Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study – There will be an I-25 Central PEL Public Meeting Thursday, June 6 from 5:30-7:30 at Riverside Church.  For more information on the PEL please visit the Project Site: https://www.codot.gov/projects/i-25-santa-fe-20th-street-pel

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.

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