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The open space future of the Park Hill Golf Course (PHGC) land could soon be in jeopardy. The PHGC is located east of Colorado Boulevard between 35th and 40th Avenues
Clayton’s PHGC lease with the golf course operator could terminate on December 31, 2018 if the operator fails to exercise its 5-year renewal option by June 30, 2018. If the golf course lease terminates, Clayton is expected to ask the City to relinquish the open space protections of the 1997 conservation easement and the 2000 agency agreement and allow rezoning and development of all or a portion of the land.
Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC), Denver’s association of city-wide Neighborhood Organizations hosted a critical public policy discussion to evaluate the pros and cons of Colorado’s bid for hosting the Winter Olympics in 2030. The event was held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Park Hill Congregational Church, 2600 Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80207 beginning at 10:15am. The event was open to the public and all interested citizens were invited to attend.
The panel discussion addressed the benefits and risks, advantages and disadvantages associated with a Denver bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and featured a fair balance of speakers representing both sides, and followed with Q/A..
Good registration, $25,000 + in sponsorship received, arrangements coming together well. Andrew Romanoff agreed to be emcee and the Mayor has been briefed about his presentation.
Any future correspondence between INC Chairs and city entities must first be submitted to the President prior to sending to the city.
The Delegate meeting on February 10 directed INC to try to move the Annual Meeting (March 10) to be held at the same facility as the upcoming Park Hill Golf Course Informational Forum. Discussion included who to invite to be on a panel other than the INC representatives, who to be the moderator, and whether or not to seek “celebrity names” to participate.
Topic: Point of Order, Request to announce new officers
President: George Mayl
Vice-President: Loretta Koehler
At Large: Jane Potts, Maggie Price, Bridget Walsh
Board of Directors: Drew Dutcher, Hank Bootz
Treasurer: Steve Nissen
The Denver Moves: Transit plan is nearing the completion of its core recommendations, which are being reviewed in a series of public meetings throughout the city in the coming weeks. The major recommendation is for the creation of a “Frequent Transit Network” — a grid of high-frequency all-day prioritized transit throughout the city. Where the ridership and other factors warrant it, the plan will be calling for significant upgrades to ensure transit operates with high reliability. In other corridors, less capital-intensive changes are needed to prevent transit from being stuck in traffic. Other recommendations for quality transit stops and amenities are also expected in the upcoming draft plan.
Haynes’s comments came several weeks after the board of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. wrote to her and to Herndon, asking them to clarify the city’s plans. The letter also noted that the Park Hill Neighborhood Plan, which was adopted in 2000, specifies that, “Changes to parks and open space should be decided in a neighborhood forum.”
“Our purpose is to ensure that the adjacent neighbors’ priorities and wishes for the features of a pocket park in their neighborhood are heard, documented, and published.” The letter, which was approved unanimously at the Feb. 1 GPHC community meeting was signed by 26 board members of the Registered Neighborhood Organization.