How many years would the festival be in Denver? The contract stipulates a five-year deal (ending in 2022), but that could change if the first year doesn’t go smoothly or there are breaches of the terms. The contract would be reevaluated after the term ends.
When would the festival take place? From noon to 10 p.m. on the second or third weekend (Friday through Sunday) of September 2018.
How big will it be? Organizers envision 30,000 to 40,000 attendees each day in the first year, with the crowd growing after that. The contract caps attendance at 80,000 a day.
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At April meeting, a task force was formed to determine feasibility of a neighborhood conference with a workshop format that focused on RNO development and engagement topics in a roundtable format. Jane L. and Ian Harwick headed the task force. All city-registered RNO’s were contacted, as well as INC’s total RNO membership list to solicit feedback based on a structured set of questions to each. It was determined this conference is not desired in the summer months and that INC would need to be more clear about topics for many to carry it forward to their neighborhoods. Answer the “what’s in it for me” value.
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Opponents of the expansion want to see the I-270/I-76 route used for through traffic, with local traffic between Stapleton and downtown handled by surface streets.
Zeppelin is part of the force behind TAXI and other prominent RiNo projects, and he lives in the Globeville neighborhood with his wife and young daughters. He is funding a significant portion of the lawsuit, with the Ditch the Ditch community group also raising more than $50,000 toward the effort.
Zeppelin described himself as “unwilling to play the patronage game” and be silent about something he thinks is wrong in exchange for favorable status with city officials.
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Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore opened with updates about growth in Dist 11. Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center (Aurora) is building up to be open late 2018. They are also backing a housing development within District 11 to help with affordable, nearby housing for their employees. The District is looking forward to added retail and restaurants.
A Montbello leaders group formed to address gentrification, historic information and other desired area factors. Montbello has 60% home ownership in place and they want to keep that characteristic. To do so, they are exploring options such as a community land bank, neighbors helping neighbors and possibly renting rooms for in home care and a deed structure in a land trust when current owners vacate. The goals: 1) to help seniors age in place so they do not have to give up their current homes and 2) to maintain affordable homes in the area.
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A news release for the event said it could include southwest Denver-area residents, state and local elected officials, Sisters of Loretto members and university faculty, staff and alumni.
“Recent redevelopments around the city have demonstrated that Denver residents have little to no voice in what happens right in their own neighborhoods,” the release said. “Residents are taking the initiative now with the hope of producing a ‘win-win’ for everyone involved, including the new property owner.”
Flynn said he’s been urging the city to acquire the 1,000-seat theater or find a way to retain it as a community building, saying it could be a “revenue stream” and host actors, artists, concerts and the like.
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The final rules incorporate the significant and major protections for residential neighborhoods which INC supported.. It should be noted that the final rules eliminated the requirement of a ventilation plan for vaping. The rules also include a provision for de-licensing which would allow for a liquor licensed establishment to designate a social consumption area in a liquor licensed establishment provided that alcohol is not being served.
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**SPECIAL NOTICE: There will be a one-hour courtesy public hearing Monday, July 24, 2017, introduction of Council Resolution 17-0687 regarding the three-day Overland Golf Course Music Festival and a separate one-hour courtesy public hearing on introduction or first reading of Council Bill 17-0726 which would allow occupancy of certain existing buildings though a conditional certificate of occupancy also known as the Safe Occupancy Program. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the City & County Building, 1437 Bannock Street, Council Chambers, Room 450. You may sign-up to speak as early as 5:00 p.m. in Room 451 or during the recess of Council.**
This post contains a video of the June 20, Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee meeting regarding Overland Park Music Festival.
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