Text Amendment #8 Short-term Rentals

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A redline draft of the above-referenced proposed Denver Zoning Code Text Amendment and a summary of the process can be viewed at http://www.denvergov.org/TextAmendments/.

Any questions regarding this application may be directed to the Case Manager above.

RNOs are encouraged to submit the “RNO Position Statement.pdf” located at http://www.denvergov.org/Rezoning/ by email to CPD at PlanningServices@denvergov.org prior to the Planning Board Hearing. READ MORE

From The President: Mopping up after a World Championship Victory

Larry Ambrose

For Denver residents, winning the Super Bowl is indeed one more reason we have to be proud of our City. We are proud of its history, its diversity, its climate, its institutions and its culture including its sports teams; K-12, collegiate and professional.
Another thing that has always stood out about which we could be proud was the perception that Denver was a clean city. This was something that was noticeable especially in the spring and summer after a long a dreary winter. READ MORE

2016 Annual INC Neighborhood Awards and Silent Auction

The 2016 INC Awardees: Mark Unger (Public Safety Award), Gayle Rodgers (Neighborhood Star), Shirley Schley (Neighborhood Star), Jennifer Engleby (Neighborhood Star), Diana Helper (INC Lifetime Achievement Award), Mara Owen (Neighborhood Star), Steve Nissen (INC Person of the Year Award)

The 2016 Annual INC Neighborhood Awards Dinner and Silent Auction at the Police Protective Association Events Center on January 28, 2016. It was presented and Sustained by VISIT DENVER. Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation’s Mission Statement is “To advocate for Denver citizens by bringing together, informing and empowering Denver neighbood organizations to actively engage in addressing City issues READ MORE

Minutes of INC Zoning and Planning Committee January 23, 2016 meeting

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The INC ZAP (Zoning and Planning Committee) met on January 23, 2016 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at 1201 Williams meeting room. City Council members Mary Beth Susman and Raphael Espinoza attended the meeting, along with Abe Barge, CPD Senior Planner.

The Committee discussed the following issues: short-term rentals, the City’s proposed stormwater detention changes affecting the Cole neighborhood, and the City’s plans to update Blueprint Denver. READ MORE

Matching Funds Up for Neighborhood Projects

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Denver Environmental Health’s (DEH) Sustainable Neighborhoods Program is excited to launch the Sustainable Neighborhoods Matching Fund (SNMF) pilot project. SNMF will award up to $2,500 each to three projects in Denver neighborhoods that further community sustainability and well-being goals.

Applying organizations must be primarily made up of members who live and/or work in Denver. Preference will be given to Registered Neighborhood Organizations and neighborhoods-based groups, but place-based entries are also eligible (including business improvement districts, businesses’, and non- and for-profit organizations). READ MORE

Denver readies short-term rental rule, multi-property owners push back

Denver’s proposed rules for regulating and taxing short-term rentals took two years to create. But even before the first official airing of the measure, resistance is building against limiting by-owner rentals to primary residences only.

Economists estimate that as many as 40 percent of short-term rentals offered on sites such as Airbnb, FlipKey and VRBO are marketed by people who own more than one property.

“We are already getting pushback on the primary-residence rule. It’s probably the most controversial,” said Denver City Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, who chaired the city’s Sharing Economy Task Force. READ MORE

Blueprint Denver and Citywide Planning

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This spring, the City and County of Denver will ask residents citywide to share your ideas and dreams for the future of your city. What are your priorities for mobility, open spaces and for directing growth? What are your ideas for building and preserving healthy, sustainable communities — from Highland to Hampden, from Montbello to Mar Lee? READ MORE

Harvey Park Improvement Association Recognized By City Council

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On February 1 one of INC’s member groups historic Harvey Park Improvement Association was recognized by a proclamation its 60th anniversary. This was sponsored by Councilman Kevin Flynn and acknowledged that Harvey Park is one of the oldest Neighborhood associations in the City.

Harvey Park is also known for their abundance of Cliff May homes. READ MORE

INC Transportation Notes January 14, 2016

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INC Transportation Committee Meeting Notes – January 14th, 2016
by Geneva Hooten

At our meeting on January 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1201 Williams Street, we had a presentation from RTD and a long session with Denver’s Director of Transportation Crissy Fanganello. Thank you to Michael Henry for providing the room for our committee!

Real-Time Transit Info Comes to RTD — Steve Szczecina, RTD Acting Digital Communications Manager
It’s been a long time in the making, but real-time transit information is here. Starting off 2016 with a major accomplishment, RTD now has real-time vehicle location and arrival prediction data for bus service available, and the first developer using it with the Transit App mobile application. READ MORE

INC Executive Committee Meeting Jan 11, 2016

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INC Executive Committee Meeting
January 11, 2016
Epworth United Methodist Church

Meeting called to order at: 6:39pm
Attendance:
Board of Directors: Larry Ambrose, Bibi Alexander, JJ Niemann, John Riecke, Meg Schomp, Maggie Price, Darcy Wilson
Committee Chairs: Education, Meg Schomp; Communication, Maggie Price; Membership, JJ Niemann; Budget, John Riecke; Parks and Recreation, Maggie Price, Cindy Johnstone; Public Safety, Merce Lea; Transportation, Joel Noble; Charitable Giving, Joanne Kuemmerlin; INC Dinner, Jane Potts READ MORE

INC Delegate Meeting January 9, 2016

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INC Delegate Meeting
Date: January 9th 2016 Location: Wings over the Rockies (Lowery United RNO)
Meeting called to order at 9:11am – Attendance 46 delegates
Intro by Sally Kurtzman & Chris O’Conner. (Lowery RNO) – presentation given*
Treasurer’s Report – See separate report
Discussion of the By-law Amendment
The current membership design is annual with a 3 month grace period (Jan – Mar) and pro-rated after that quarterly. READ MORE