Call To Action

Denver Requests Feedback on Proposed Changes to Sidewalk Ordinance 307


A stakeholder committee, established by Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) to review and refine Sidewalk Ordinance 307 passed by voters in November 2022, has announced three proposed changes and is accepting community feedback on the proposals through an online survey through Tuesday, February 27. 


The stakeholder committee, which has been meeting approximately twice a month since August 2023, has made consideration of the sidewalk fee structure a top priority to give Denver City Council an opportunity to enact changes before property owners receive their first bill.


The Committee’s proposed ordinance amendments aim to:

·         address concerns from community members regarding fees assessed to residential properties (particularly properties that would be assessed fees that are substantially higher than the average under the original ordinance) and the potential burden on lower-income households,

·         ensure the ordinance remains compliant with TABOR requirements, and

·     ensure DOTI is able to successfully implement a sustainable program for the construction, reconstruction, and ongoing repairs of sidewalks citywide.  


The proposed ordinance changes address 1) fees for residential properties, 2) the fee discount program and 3) implementation timelines. Residents can review the recommendations and provide feedback through an online survey at

The construction, reconstruction and repair of sidewalks was, historically, the responsibility of adjacent property owners in Denver. The citizen-led ballot initiative, known as Denver Deserves Sidewalks and Ordinance 307, shifted the responsibility of sidewalk construction and maintenance to the city and established fees the city is to charge property owners to fund the sidewalk work.


Help the Homeless in District 4

You may have heard District 4 is home to 100 families who have been without homes. 

The hotel at 7525 E Hampden Ave has been  converted into housing for these families with wrap around support. 


A UHNC family has offered to be a donation drop off point for our neighborhood. They will then take the donations the last couple miles to Councilwoman Romero-Campbell's office for distribution. In addition we ask that any one who can make it attend the Community Information Meeting on Dec 16th at 10am as a show o support. Kathy and Allen Meyer at 4545 E Harvard Ave have placed a donation box on the West side of their garage for donations. Please have donations dropped off.  Kathy and Allen will be making regular trips to deliver these donations to the official dropoff location.


Some of the many things to consider when thinking about these families:

o   Homelessness is a traumatic experience, and it can have lasting psychological effects, especially on children. Staying together as a family can provide a sense of security and reduce the trauma associated with homelessness.

o   When families are housed together, social services and support can be more efficiently delivered to the entire family unit, making it easier to coordinate resources and assistance.

o   Homeless families often face a lack of stability in their living arrangements. Providing them with a dedicated shelter where they can stay together offers a degree of stability and consistency, which is essential for children's educational, social, and emotional development.

o   Families experiencing homelessness can benefit from mutual support and camaraderie with other families facing similar challenges. This sense of community can be fostered in family shelters.

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UHNC Mural Project

By Gita Michulka, Contributing Writer   |   Image:  This CommUNITY mural by Shane Pilster inspired the Murals on a Mission: New Kensington project.

Please help us get a mural in UHills North. We are seeking suggestions for a mural in either 1 of 2 places or both (see below) and will need input from the residents of our neighborhood. Please go to the survey link provided here and get more information before sharing your thoughts. Thank you

Century Link building on Evans at Ash

Bring awareness to Multi-mobility use across from a major transportation hub

NE corner of Warren and Dexter

Traffic Calming mural where a 360 unit apartment building is joining a quiet neighborhood street