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City Council District 10 is in the heart of Denver, and it includes the closely-knit neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, Congress Park, Bellevue-Hale, Mayfair, Cherry Creek, Country Club, Alamo Placita, and the Golden Triangle.
In District 10 you will also find our government center, the Denver Art Museum, the Colorado History Museum, and the Botanic Gardens. Within our wonderful District, we have 9 schools, 12 historic districts, 1 fire station, the Denver Police Department headquarters, 1 swimming pool, 4 hospitals, and the heart of Denver’s historic park and parkway system. So put your walking shoes on. In District 10, we live close together and it’s easy to walk to a movie theater, the grocery store, or the park.
New Council District boundaries for purposes of the 2015 municipal election.
Central Denver Recreation Center
The Stakeholders’ met in January 2015 to hear more about program and cost for the new facility. The new recreation center will include an 8 lane lap pool, a leisure pool, a gym, a cardio/weight area, exercise space, and community rooms. Construction costs have increased significantly, so Council recently appropriated an additional $6 million to the construction budget. Final demolition has been completed, including the removal of underground tanks and removal of soil; 13 ground water monitoring wells were installed and will be monitored quarterly through the summer of 2015. Adolfson & Peterson Construction was selected as the Construction Management/General Contractor for the project and is already at work reviewing construction cost estimates with architects from Barker, Rinker, Seacat. We’d love to add two more lanes to the lap pool, have a climbing wall for the outside of the building, and create a roof-top event space with a catering kitchen, terrace, and community room. So we are actively looking for financial sponsors and making the Parks and Rec naming policy available to them.
City Council Committee Meeting - 12/2/15
Central Denver Rec Center - Site Plan
Central Denver Rec Center - Website
9th & Colorado
Continuum Partners closed on the property formerly owned by the University of Colorado in January 2015. They are mobilizing their contractor and work will begin immediately! As part of the project, developers George Thorn and John Huggins will be building multi-unit apartment building at 11th and Ash that will be available to renters who make 40 to 60% of area median income. Continuum’s agreement with Denver Urban Renewal Authority which Council approved requires at least 100 affordable units in the overall development.
The 9th & Colorado Project is located on the former campus of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the vicinity of East 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The 26-acre redevelopment site sits approximately three miles southeast of Downtown Denver’s Central Business District. The anticipated redevelopment plan proposed by 9th Avenue (Denver) Land, LLC (a joint venture between Continuum Partners and CIM) will provide a wide range of uses and emphasizes place making attributes. The plan calls for the creation of a highly walkable and bikeable project, integrating open green space and pedestrian amenities. The redevelopment will include a horizontal and vertical mix of uses, including residential, office, retail, restaurant, hotel and public space. The retail component will focus on creating a mix of retailers and restaurants, which will include national, regional and local businesses. The development plan contemplates adaptive reuse of the existing iconic Research Bridge, and the Nurses’ Dormitory. This 9th & Colorado redevelopment concept is consistent with the strategic vision and the goals of the General Development Plan and the 9th & Colorado Urban Redevelopment Plan.
For project updates visit www.9thandColorado.com.
A Collaborative Effort to Increase Public Transit
The City and County of Denver, in coordination with the City of Aurora, kicked of the new transportation planning project in October of 2012. The collaborative movement seeks to identify and develop ways to improve transit and overall mobility in the East Colfax corridor, which is roughly bounded by I-25 to the west, I-225 to the east, 12th Avenue to the south and 20th Avenue to the north.
"Colfax Corridor Connections will provide a road-map for us to begin improving mobility and accessibility for transit users, pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers"
-Terry Ruiter, Colfax Corridor Connections
Project Manager with the City and County of Denver
Until November of 2013, CCC will study mobility and accessibility needs in the corridor and identify transit and other improvements. This project seeks to improve mobility, livability and accessibility within the corridor. Funding is a current roadblock to immediate implementation, though Colfax Corridor Connections views the current research as a stepping stone toward the procurement of funding in the near future. Community input is essential, and more information can be found at www.ColfaxCorridorConnections.com.
To contact the organization, please call (303)-223-6595 or emailInfo@ColfaxCorridorConnections.com
Updated Cherry Creek Parking & Traffic Inventory for 2013
To view the presentation from Denver Public Works, click here.
Curious about the details? For specific travel rates, volume, and detailed mapping of the Cherry Creek area, view the pdf file here.