If you haven’t heard, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) has a plan to expand the sale and service of alcohol in ALL Denver parks, “in an effort to simplify how rules and regulations are enforced at DPR facilities across the city.”
DPR has also posted a survey. Please take it by April 20, 2018
Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC), Denver’s association of city-wide Neighborhood Organizations hosted a critical public policy discussion to evaluate the pros and cons of Colorado’s bid for hosting the Winter Olympics in 2030. The event was held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Park Hill Congregational Church, 2600 Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80207 beginning at 10:15am. The event was open to the public and all interested citizens were invited to attend.
The panel discussion addressed the benefits and risks, advantages and disadvantages associated with a Denver bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and featured a fair balance of speakers representing both sides, and followed with Q/A..
In many ways P3s been around for a long time.
But in the last decade or so, they have become little more than the private sector using public infrastructure to maximize their profits – often times with the public taking the risks. Large scale projects often running into billions of dollars, P3s are common today, in Colorado, and throughout the country. Two of the most recent here in Colorado are the D.I.A-Ferrovial deal and the renovation of the Great Western Stock Show complex. There is also proposal to fund what could be a Denver 2026 Olympics bid with PPP to avoid state funding.
The Action Fund is designed to catalyze innovative neighborhood and community projects that enhance Denver’s authentic character and honors cultural heritage as reflected in the built environment. Through the Action Fund, Historic Denver selects one to three community or neighborhood projects each round. Projects will receive technical assistance, staff support and direct financial investment from Historic Denver, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Projects are selected through a competitive application process, now open on April 1, 2018, June 1, 2018 and September 1, 2018. Neighborhood organizations, non-profits or other civic associations are eligible to apply.
Come to one of several Blueprint Denver workshops in February and March to learn more about potential strategies for land use and transportation in your neighborhood and citywide.
Creating a Complete City: Blueprint Denver Workshops
Feb. 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., 3950 S. Holly St., Denver (Council district 4)
Feb. 21, 5:30 – 7 p.m., 5100 Lincoln St., Denver (Council district 9)
Feb. 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., 1900 W. 38th Ave., Denver (Council district 1)
Feb. 22, 6 – 8 p.m., 1625 S. University Blvd. (Council district 6)
Feb. 27, 5:30 – 8 p.m., 1498 Irving St., Denver (Council district 3)
Mar. 7, 6 – 7:30 p.m., 4800 Telluride St., Denver (Council district 11)
Mar. 15, 5:30 – 7 p.m., 2000 Valentia St., Denver (Council district 8)
Funding from the Denver go will use to build the outpatient Medical Center, OMC Denver Health. The OMC will be a 272000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that will allow us to expand 17 clinics and include a Day Surgery Center, expanded Pharmacy lab services and Radiology. These services will be available in one location at the OMC patients will be able to access all their care in one building
To help protect park resources and maintain balance between recreational use and public events, rest periods have been established to restrict the permitting of public events in Denver’s six busiest parks. Rest periods (when a park cannot be permitted for a public event) are in effect from April 1 to October 31 each year.
Rest periods range from 2 to 4 weekend days per month, depending on the park. In addition, the 5th weekend in a month cannot be booked for public events (with exceptions for historical priority events), and no new events can be booked on Memorial Day weekend, July 4th, and Labor Day weekend.