JJ Nieman, INC President, welcomed all and thanked Brookdale for hosting and providing food and beverages
Barbara Aragon from Brookdale facility welcomed INC and advised tours were available to any who had interest.
Councilman Paul Kashman, District 6 gave an overview about the international diversity within his district the University Park area. He told us South High School represents students from 70 countries and has an immigration-welcome attitude and focus.
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INC’s special program for the January monthly meeting featured an impressive panel of speakers who addressed how to get neighborhoods engaged with their neighborhood organizations.
The meeting was appropriately held at The Hub at Northfield, a unique community center that also houses the District 5 Cop Shop. The Hub lends bikes, has storytelling for children, hosts community meetings and presents meetings on various safety issues. The Hub also works with public transit to bring shoppers into the mall area by ground transportation.
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Delegate/member Meeting Minutes January 14, 2017
The Community Hub at Northfield
Motion passed: Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC) opposes Denver Zoning Code Text Amendment #11, the Pre-Existing Small Zone Lots Parking Exemptions Amendment, and strongly urges City Council to extend the moratorium, as necessary, for permits for Small Lot Parking Exemptions which is due to expire March 30, 2017 and search for a more equitable solution with balance between the parking requirement constraints of development and the associated impact of increased neighborhood street parking.
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October Delegate Meeting was held in SW Denver and welcomed a new member to our INC board of directors.
Brett Crimmel – Lead Pastor of Forefront Church (video)
Cathy Heikkinen, President, Harvey Park Improvement Association
Councilman Kevin Flynn, Denver City Council District 2
Meeting minutes for September 10, 2016, delegate meeting: Approved: 20 yes, 1 abstain.
Tom Mobley, President of Harkness Heights, nominated to fill one of the vacant Board of Director positions replacing Luchia Brown who resigned earlier in 2016.
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Our November Delegate Meeting was held at the Rita Bass Center and featured a change to our INC By-laws and a panel discussion about interacting with homeless neighbors.
The meeting was hosted by Denver Health at Rita Bass Trauma Center Auditorium. Elbra Wedgeworth, Chief Government and Community Relations Officer and former City Council President 6000 employees get trained as paramedics, EMT, and young people can join earlier to build the pipeline of trained EMT. Scholarship program for youth.
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In the 32 years he’s lived on Humboldt Street, David Engelken has seen many changes in his neighborhood. He remembers the early ’90s, when prostitutes and drug dealers occupied the brownstones across the street from his house. A decade later, he helped secure the area’s historic designation.
Now Engelken, the vice president of the Humboldt Street Neighborhood Association, and some of his neighbors are taking up a new fight — Engelken’s hardest in the name of the neighborhood yet, he says.
In August, Denver City Council approved a seven-month moratorium on the city’s small-lot parking exemption. The exemption allowed development projects on lots smaller than 6,250 square feet in mixed-use zoning districts to forgo parking in their design. Enacted in 2006, the exemption applied exclusively to the East Colfax Avenue business corridor, to encourage redevelopment on “challenging small lots” in the area, says Andrea Burns, spokeswoman for the city’s Community Planning and Development Department.
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CM Paul Kashmann: Welcomed everyone to City Council District 6. Spoke briefly about the “garden court” and small lot multi-unit housing moratoriums. CPD is discussing changes to small area plans for the 78 statistical neighborhoods in Denver. Stated: 44% of the city does not have a small area plan at all. Considering grouping neighborhoods into 19 “pods”, beefing up staff and shortening the planning process. Sidewalk working group: Current process is not cost effective for homeowners and not efficient for the city. Considering several options to come up with money for several hundred miles of sidewalk in the city. Email Paul.Kashmann@denvergov.org with any ideas you have for budgeting and financing capital projects.
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