Neighbors fight to save trees ahead of trial involving Denver’s City Park Golf Course

Denver City Council is set to vote on contracts related to a controversial drainage project at the golf course. The work involves a stormwater drainage project and course redesign.

The proposed contracts are on the agenda for Monday, August 14, after the vote was delayed by a week. Councilman Rafael Espinoza requested the delay and sent a letter to Mayor Michael Hancock Friday morning asking him to deny the contracts.
In addition to the video interview by Channel 9, this article also contains a ethics complaint against CW Stacie Gilmore and videos of the LUDI committee and the discussion for a postponement of the contracts surrounding the Park demolition.

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How Then Should We Plan And Zone?

From the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle December 2015

By the Editorial Board
The Denver Community Planning and Development Department under Brad Buchanan repeatedly has publicly declared that its overarching goal in planning and zoning for the City and County of Denver is “transparency, partnership and meaningful public involvement.”

Denver neighborhood leader and attorney Greg Kirwin, however, described what actually
happens “as anyone with experience trying to shape their neighborhood knows, the land
use process is primarily a collaboration between planning staff and consultants for the
developers who cherry-pick language from Denver’s Plans and Zoning Code to build
whatever kind of new development they want.” READ MORE

Resolution On Small Area Plan Support – ZAP

September 30, 2015 Honorable Mayor Michael Hancock Honorable Denver City Council Members Brad Buchanan, Director, Community Planning and Development Department Re: Motion Adopted by INC Zoning and Planning Committee Dear Mayor Hancock, Distinguished Members of City Council and Brad Buchanan, … READ MORE

School sits on former open space that activists want back — eventually

Two years after the Denver City Council cleared the way for a controversial land swap, children filed last month into a new elementary school built on former city-owned open space near Cherry Creek Reservoir.

But the Joe Shoemaker School’s opening hasn’t ended a legal fight by still-simmering Denver parks advocates over what they saw as an illegal giveaway of valuable park land, a charge disputed by city officials.

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INC Transportation Committee Meeting Notes – May 14, 2015

Minutes contributed by Geneva Hooten Denver’s New Bicycle ParkIng Program – Robert Ferrin, Manager on On-Street Programs, Denver Public Works How can Denver best allocate parking in the public right-of-way? What drives bike parking demand? Where should the City invest in … READ MORE

What can Denver learn from LA? New Study on “Sharing Economy” Released

City Councilwoman, Mary Beth Susman has been leading the conversation about regulating Denver’s new “shared economy.”  There are issues presented by companies such as Airbnb and Uber that are seen to sidestep the rules imposed on hotels and cabs through licensing.  On the … READ MORE