INC PARC October 17 2017 Meeting Notes

UPDATE PARK HILL GOLF COURSE AND RESOLUTION

Brad Cameron updated the complex Park Hill Golf Course situation, gave a history of the conservation easement signed by Mayor Webb and now being discounted. The proposed contract between Clayton College and the City would allow for a great deal of development in the park space

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Denver Decides 2017

Denver INC is proud to co-sponsor and co-organize our Denver Decides non-partisan School Board candidate forums. These forums were initially shown on Denver Channel 8 and these YouTube Videos are really well produced. Thank you to the League of Women Voters and Denver Channel 8 for all your hard work.

Please Vote and please share these videos with your neighborhoods and neighbors so we can all make a more informed choice with our vote.

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INC DELEGATE MEETING OCT 14 2017

Denver Community Planning and Development staff clarified that before re-zoning would occur, the City would conduct a neighborhood planning initiative. CPD will partner with Clayton and lead a typical planning process that will result in a master plan. The City legal representative state that the conservation easement is only for golf course use and would have to be re-visited unless a golf course is kept there. Brad Cameron disagreed with this interpretation of the conservation easement. It was asked if the initial $10M is coming from CDOT, and the City clarified that it is coming from waste water funds and also from CDOT IGA funds

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INC ZONING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

Charlotte Winzenberg now represent INC on the STR Advisory Committee. Excise and Licenses has hired a private company to search for STRs, primarily through online listings, to make sure that, as the ordinance requires, an owner has obtained a license for the STR and that the STR is the primary residence of the owner. The city believes that there are approximately 3000 STRs (although many are rented only a few days per year). Currently, 2054 (about 67%) are licensed. Other city departments, not Excise and Licenses, regulate properties for issues such as noise and trash. Excise and Licenses has issued about 1600 warning notices and imposed fines on 35 properties.

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What We Are Voting On November 2017

In addition to Referred Questions 2A-2G authorizing up to $937 million of General Obligation Bond sales to finance capital projects across the city, voters will decide:
The election of four members of the DPS Board of Education – 1 At-Large, plus Districts 2, 3 and 4

Referred Question 2H – a bill to change the name of the Department of Environmental Health to the Department of Public Health & Environment (to match the state) and increase its board membership from 5 to 9 members

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INC PARC Notes September 19 2017

A developer wants the city to trade a parcel of land on the east side of Fairfax that had been touted as a future pocket park by DPR (this land appears on several lists of property owned by DPR; for a similar size parcel in the middle of the developer’s project across the street on the west side of Fairfax. It is unclear whether the developer would allow designation of the proposed land or whether DPR would maintain the “plaza” between two proposed restaurants as a true park. It has been acknowledged that should the developer acquire the parcel on the east, it would serve for future development. The neighbors object to this swap and want to retain the original parcel of land for a small community park as described by Executive Director Scott Gilmore in previous meetings with the RNO

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