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Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon – Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Road Closures Update

More than 19,000 athletes are anticipated to participate in the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
The Colfax Marathon is in its 13th year and has been grateful to receive the support and following of so many in and around the Denver Metro area. Thank you for being participants, spectators and neighbors supporting a great event here in Denver.
To provide a safe environment for this year race, the cities of Aurora, Denver and Lakewood will have temporary traffic impacts along Colfax Avenue on Sunday, May 20, 2018. While travel on Colfax  Avenue will be restricted, normal traffic patterns will resume as soon as it’s safe for athletes, spectators and motorists.

General Traffic: 
• The marathon will have full and partial closures of westbound and eastbound Colfax from Aurora to Lakewood starting as early as 3 a.m. and ending as late as 1 p.m.
• Roads that cross Colfax Avenue and 17th Avenue could experience significant delays.
• The easiest places to cross Colfax Avenue will be at Interstate 25, Federal Boulevard, and  Interstate 225.
• Drivers are urged to avoid Speer Boulevard and Colfax Avenue altogether.
• Crossing intersections along Colfax will be allowed on a very limited basis when safety allows and only at intersections with uniformed police officers.
• Eastbound Colfax Avenue will be open from Denver’s City Park west to Quitman Street and from Colorado Boulevard east to Ursula Street.
• Westbound Colfax will be closed from Havana Street in Aurora to Garrison Street in Lakewood in certain sections.
• As the race progresses from Denver’s City Park to Aurora and Lakewood simultaneously, streets will open to normal traffic as rapidly as possible.

Colfax Avenue in Denver: 
• Westbound Colfax will be closed.
• Colorado Boulevard between Colfax Avenue and East 23rd Avenue will be closed.
• Southbound off-ramp to I-25 at Colfax Avenue will be closed.

• Speer Boulevard at Colfax Avenue in both directions will have very long delays.
• The only places to cross Colfax Avenue will be at I-25 or Federal Boulevard.
• Seventeenth Street will be open as the runners will be in the far north lanes only. Some cross traffic and turns will be limited.
• The last runner will cross westbound Colfax Avenue at Speer Boulevard at approximately 7:30 a.m. and the road will open shortly after.
• The last runner will leave Raleigh and Colfax (they will go north and south on Raleigh to Sloan’s Lake, encircling it) at approximately 8:45 a.m.
• The last runner will cross westbound Colfax Avenue at Sheridan Boulevard at approximately 10 a.m.
• The last marathon runners will pass through downtown at 11:15 a.m.
• The last marathon runners will cross eastbound East 17th Avenue at Vine Street at  approximately 11:25 a.m.
• The last marathon runners will enter City Park at East 21st Avenue & York Street at  approximately 11:55 a.m.

Visit RunColfax.org for a more interactive map of the course

Check out JPUN’s May Newsletter!

Full Newsletter Here

Re-configuring I-25 – Hear what CDOT has planned and voice your opinion on everything from drive times to bridge replacements. Easy highway access for Northwest Denver residents has become less frequent in recent years as the highway that runs parallel with our neighborhood has some of the highest annual daily traffic counts in Colorado. Many
Jefferson Park residents know when “someone has stepped on the ant hill”. That is when backups occur on I-25 and a line of cars follow one another into our neighborhood and down an array of side streets trying to find an alternative route home.
Join Steve Sherman, Resident Engineer from Colorado Department of Transportation who is the final speaker of JPUN’s three part series on future changes for the Eastern edge of Jefferson Park.  May 8, 6:30 PM at Riverside Church

Jefferson Park Cleanup – Show your neighborhood pride on Saturday, May 12, starting at 9 a.m. by participating in Jefferson Park’s Annual Clean-Up and Neighborhood Celebration. This year’s event kicks-off in Jefferson Park at 9 a.m. (northeast side near playground area), where Araujo’s Breakfast Burritos, 2914 Coffee, juice and fruit will be provided for volunteers. Once fueled, you pick an area of Jefferson Park to help clean with friends, family or neighbors. It’s a great way to get to know people in your neighborhood.

7th Annual Music at Jefferson Park

Full Newsletter Here

Check out JPUN’s April Newsletter!

Join JPUN Tuesday, April 10th for the General Membership Meeting to learn about The Greenway Foundation projects along the Platte River.  Meeting is at 6:30p at Riverside Church.
Jefferson Park Clean-Up Day is Saturday, May 12.  Meet us at 9:30am in the park by the playground.  Breakfast & lunch provided.
JPUN Board will be meeting on Saturday, April 21, 1:30pm-4:30pm at the Corky Gonzalez Library at 1498 Irving St. The public is invited to attend.

JPUN March Newsletter

A New Downtown – For the past year, we have participated alongside the City, Downtown Denver Partnership, neighborhood organizations, the Auraria Campus, the Greenway Foundation and stakeholders to develop the Central Platte Valley – Auraria Amendment to the Downtown Area Plan. Through this community-led effort, a vision has emerged for what this 62-acre site should be

Please consider attending JPUN’s March 13 meeting to learn about  the Platte River development being proposed and provide your input. What amenities would you like to see in that area? Think beyond just bars and restaurants. Dog Park? Schools that connect with the Children’s Museum? Free shuttles from  light rail stops?

Music at Jefferson Park – For 7 years, volunteers have lived the life of a band roadie and helped with day-of activities for our concerts.  On Sunday, June 24th, 2018 and Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, you can live that dream. For just a small amount of time you can help your community and see some great live music in your neighborhood park. We can’t do these concerts without your support. To volunteer or for more info email musicatjp@jpun.org

JPUN Board Elections –
JPUN will be electing board members at the upcoming JPUN general membership meeting. This is your opportunity to become more involved in your neighborhood and help improve your community. Whether you are interested in running or want to participate in democracy and vote, please attend and let your voice be heard.

View the complete newsletter here

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