Last ditch lawsuit aims to stop I-70 expansion on environmental grounds

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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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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Business owners fight to mix bud and booze

By: Amy DiPierro BusinessDen Feb 8, 2017
Khalatbari and two of his pizzerias are among five plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state’s revenue department. The group says Initiative 300 trumps the state’s rule. The lawsuit claims Denver’s law went into effect first, and additionally, says the Department of Revenue’s Liquor & Tobacco Enforcement Division doesn’t have the power to regulate marijuana.

The gist of the blowback: scrap Colorado’s regulation.

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INC’s Charitable Works-November Sock Drive

INC’s Charitable Works has completed several charitable effort projects this year in addition to donations of time and dollars to benefit those in need. Other collection drives included:
-Toiletries drive to benefit The Gathering Place (a refuge for homeless women)
-School supplies drive to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver
-INC’s Zoning & Planning Committee has also regularly contributed to SW Improvement Council food bank in Westwood neighborhood.

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Free, No Work, Right-of-Way Trees

Not only will Denver Forestry be providing these street trees at zero cost to residents, they will also mark utilities, as well as deliver and plant the trees free of charge! Care guide and maintenance tips will also be provided digitally, paper copies available upon request. For people wishing to plant trees on private property, The Park Park People will again be hosting it’s annual Denver Digs Trees distribution in the spring of 2017 which provides free & low-cost trees for planting on both private property and the public-tight-of-way. For more info and to sign up to be notified when applications are available, visit: www.TheParkPeople.org.

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No parking? Denver City Council looks at halting some development plans without it

Among a half-dozen developments in the pipeline that qualify for the parking exemption is Pando Holdings’ plan to build two micro-apartment buildings on small side-by-side lots on Humboldt Street south of 16th Avenue. Its site development plans say each building would have 54 studio apartments, with no parking proposed — an idea that has ruffled some feathers in the neighborhood.

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Denver voters could decide on new places to smoke pot come November

During Tuesday’s meeting with the council staff, Khalatbari and attorneys Christian Sederberg and Josh Kappel faced questions on several fronts. Those included the potential that one recognized neighborhood group or business district could overrule another in areas with more than one group, and the unprecedented delegation of influence on a licensing decision to outside groups.

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