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Total District 11 Investments: Over $136 Million

Your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how to improve our community were gathered at our first town hall and we have continued to update it around important priorities including safety, mobility & infrastructure, food access, affordable housing, anti-displacement resources, workforce and 311 services. 

I am beyond proud of the over $136 million, in partnership, have brought to District 11 with major projects in the works such as the expansion of GVR Blvd, the design and expansion of 56th Ave, the design and construction of the GVR Indoor Pool, the widening of Tower Rd, and the construction of the southbound ramp onto Pena Blvd.

I continue to engage and provide driving tours of the district for grocers and developers to show what incredible potential we have for a full- service grocery store. In the short term, I have supported alternative food options such as farmer’s markets both in Montbello and GVR, Any Street Grocery pop-up market and the FreshLo Initiative. Together we have advocated continuously for more police officers in our growing district, along with the additional police sectors, cars and soon a new District 5 Police Station and 911 Call Center.

East Range Crossing, an affordable rental development broke ground in early April. The soon to be 252-unit property will be located at the intersection of North Dunkirk Street and East 59th Avenue, and is reserved for individuals earning up to 60 percent of the area median income (up to $35,280 for a single-person household or up to $50,340 for a family of four).

These are just a few of our accomplishments; to see the full workplan visit denvergov.org/councildistrict11.

On May 21, City Council approved the first neighborhood investments from the voter-approved 2017 General Obligation Bond. The amount of the first issuance is $193 million and will provide improvement to museums, Denver Health, parks, mobility and infrastructure.

The first projects for District 11 to be started are:

•  The design of 56th Avenue (Peoria St to Pena Blvd) for $600,000;

• The design of Green Valley Ranch Pool for$1,500,000; and

•  Neighborhood Park Improvements including First Creek Park.

Citywide projects also include street paving, curb and gutter improvements, sidewalk and bike lanes.

The city currently expects a second debt issuance in 2019, which will allow many of the projects designed in 2018 to move quickly to construction

Together we are stronger and I look forward to continuing to get everything we deserve in District 11 and more!

 
Investment Breakdown
  • Safety $48,650,000
  • Infrastructure $7,500,00
  • Housing $7,500,000
  • Food Access $1,025,000
  • Parks $25,780,400
  • Workforce $335,000
  • 3-1-1 Services $598,000

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Safety 

$45,350,245 invested in public safety.

New Fire Department Stations

  • Fire Station 35 at 75th Avenue and Jackson Gap
  • Fire Station 39 at 72nd and Tower Road

New Equipment for Police

  • New 311 call center/District 5 Police Department in Montbello
  • Two new Speed Trailers. New Police Officers Hired to District 5 Police Department

Infrastructure

$44,600,000 invested in mobility and infrastructure.

Soutbound Lane Drop: Pavement marking removal and installation at the insection of 38th and Himalaya

  • Street Lane Widening at 56th and Dunkirk
  • Road Widening at Tower Road
  • Speed Bumps installed at Montbello Rec Center - partnered with the Denver Police Deaprtment and Denver Parks and Recreation
  • Pot holes filled at First Creek at DEN open space
 

Location:

City & County Building
1437 Bannock St., Rm. 451
Denver, CO 80202

 

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