DPR Designations Round 9

Previously designation of Northfield Pond Park was not considered because it was primarily intended for storm water detention – not as a park. This designation opens the way for numerous other parks that were similarly viewed as “primarily for storm water detention.”

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Articles Regarding Parking Requirements CB17-0161

Council has moved with urgency since last summer to water down the existing blanket parking exemption under pressure from some constituents. That once little-used policy, originally intended to encourage small-scale reuse or redevelopment, attracted opposition based on in-the-works projects that aim to squeeze in dozens of micro-apartments — as many as 108 on side-by-side lots — without providing on-site parking. Those projects will be grandfathered under the new zoning policy.
This contains several articles and also videos of Council deliberation on May 1

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INC PROPOSED RESOLUTION RE: DENVER’S ACQUISITION OF ALL OR PORTIONS OF LORETTO HEIGHTS CAMPUS

Whereas, Loretto Heights Campus is approximately 78 acres in size and is generally located between Federal Boulevard on the east, Irving Street on the west, Amherst Ave on the north, and Dartmouth Avenue on the south, and has been operated as a school and community cultural asset for over 125 years

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City Moves Forward With Massive Music Festival

The community process highlighted the values, interests and concerns of a diverse community,” said Happy Haynes, Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation in a statement. “In the next stage of the process, our commitment is to fulfill the guidelines we set forth during the community input process. We are confident that we can reach an agreement that accomplishes that goal. We pledge to hold the event organizers accountable to protecting that which is valuable to our city, its residents and neighborhoods.”

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Parks Could Do More To Improve Customer Satisfaction

In examining the efficiency and effectiveness of DPR’s permitting process, the audit team assessed the extent to which DPR’s permitting procedures align with applicable legal requirements, leading management practices, and professional standards. “We also looked at whether DPR’s fees offset the cost of providing permits and maintaining the facilities. This is an area appropriately governed by policy,” explained Audit Supervisor LaKeshia Allen Horner. “DPR’s philosophy recognizes that the more the community benefits from a program or service, the more justification there is for taxpayers funding a portion of it.”

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Organizers are defending 4/20 as Mayor Michael Hancock orders a “thorough review” of city procedures

“Seeing our Civic Center in a state of disrepair was for many in our city — including myself — deeply disappointing and discouraging,” Hancock said at a press conference Monday morning. “Our parks and public spaces are held in the public trust, and when organizers hold an event at one of these spaces, they have a responsibility to uphold that public trust. When organizers leave one of our parks trashed, they violate that trust.”

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