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Apr 02, 2018

High Line Canal Open House

The High Line Canal Conservancy has launched the second phase of significant planning for the High Line Canal. This multi-jurisdictional planning initiative follows the Community Vision Plan completed in early 2017. This planning phase will focus on a Framework Plan - a multi-year implementation plan to ensure that the Canal reaches its greatest potential as an environmental, recreational, social, historic, and economic asset. It will include complete plans for signage and wayfinding, as well as landscape guidelines for all 71 miles.

Apr 02, 2018

Upper Montclair Basin Stormwater Meeting

A 15-month, community-based study of flood-prone areas in the Upper Montclair Basin will culminate with a public meeting to discuss the study’s findings and next steps on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30-7 pm at Montview Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 1980 Dahlia Street in Park Hill. The Upper Montclair Basin includes the neighborhoods of Congress Park, South City Park, the southern portion of Park Hill, Bellevue-Hale, Montclair, Mayfair, Hilltop, and Crestmoor. The team worked with area stakeholders, community leaders, business owners, and the greater public to first identify and then investigate solutions for several highly impacted, flood-prone areas in the basin. This final public meeting will offer opportunities for the community to learn more about study results and next steps.

Apr 02, 2018

When and How to get a Park Permit

Many community organizations host annual events throughout the year and I know that arranging a Parks and Recreation permit can seem a daunting task. Here is a simple guide to get you through the process. Most common, Registered Neighborhood Organizations plan events such as public festivals, concerts, and other community events that bring the community together. These events are free and open to everyone.

Mar 01, 2018

Update for the Water Main Replacements on Colorado Boulevard, Montview Boulevard, East 17th Avenue

Denver Water is on schedule to finish the entire project by May 2018. They signed a one-month agreement with the city to store equipment and material for the project in the northeast parking lot of City Park just north of the ballfields. This allowed them to move a significant amount of equipment and material out of the residential side streets. They placed a permanent-temporary paving patch along Colorado Blvd. from Colfax Ave. to E. 17th Ave. on Saturday, February 3, during the day.

Mar 01, 2018

Glass Recycling in Denver: Keeping it Local

Ever wonder what becomes of your glass bottles and jars recycled through Denver’s recycling program? Denver Recycles is pleased to report that most (85%) of the glass bottles and jars recycled in Denver’s purple carts are turned into new glass bottles right here in Colorado. Denver Recycles like to call this bottle-to-bottle recycling, where a waste product can be turned back into its original form again (and again) through the recycling process. The other fifteen percent of glass collected in purple carts that is broken into pieces too small to be recycled into bottles is put to good use in other ways, such as being recycled into products like sandblasting abrasives and swimming pool filter media.

Feb 01, 2018

Cherry Creek Theater Celebrates Eight Years

The highly acclaimed Cherry Creek Theatre is proud and excited to announce its 8th Annual Season, a phenomenal lineup of new shows guaranteed to entertain and leave audiences buzzing! The 2018 plays were “cherry-picked” from a long list of stage hits with original stories you probably haven’t seen before. The Cherry Creek Theatre is located in the Pluss Theatre, at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center, 350 S. Dahlia Street.

Feb 01, 2018

Resolve to Recycle More in 2018

A new year is upon us, and as with tradition, it’s time to reflect, set goals, and make commitments for the new year. This year, Denver Recycles encourages Denverites to make their 2018 New Year’s resolution to reduce their trash by recycling and composting even more. Doing so not only keeps our community and environment clean, it also supports Denver’s recycling and composting goal of keeping 34% of our waste out of the landfill by 2020. Currently, Denver recycles and composts about 21% of its waste. Let’s do better in 2018!

Feb 01, 2018

16th Street Mall Renovation

The City and County of Denver and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) are recommending a design for reconstruction of the 16th Street Mall that would expand sidewalks for walking, café seating and other activities, and move transit lanes to the center or offset-center of each block. These updates are designed to enhance the Mall experience for visitors while improving pedestrian safety and mobility on the city’s most transit-rich street. The proposed design would update and modernize the Mall’s deteriorating infrastructure, while honoring its iconic look. It is a modified version of one of the options released in October 2017, refined this winter based on input from downtown workers, Mall businesses and the broader community. There will be two Open House Public Meetings on March 8th from 12-1 and again from 5-6 at the RTD Board Room at 1660 Blake St. All are welcome to come and share their feedback on the proposal.

Feb 01, 2018

Denver Solicits Nominations for Healthy Communities Awards

Do you know an outstanding community partner working to build healthy communities in Denver? We want to know about it. Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment is excited to host the fourth annual Denver Healthy Communities Awards (HCAs) to recognize exemplary public and private organizations and community partners that are leading the way in public and environmental health. The HCAs focus on organizations, projects or individuals engaged in efforts to protect and/or improve the health of Denver’s environment, residents, buildings and pets.

Feb 01, 2018

Denver's Green Roof Initiative

The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) has began a formal stakeholder engagement and public input process to review and possibly modify the Green Roof’s ordinance. DDPHE has formed a Green Roofs Review Task Force of stakeholders to develop recommended modifications, clarifications, and improvements to the initiative. The Green Roofs Review Task Force meetings are open to the public to attend.