2011 Annual Neighborhood Meeting

Post date: Sep 3, 2011 2:45:28 PM

Even though the meeting had a small turnout on June 16, 2011, we had some notable visitors to talk to the neighborhood community. Charlie Brown came and talked about some of the upcoming challenges to Denver City Council due to the economy. His office puts out a newsletter (called "The E-mail Express) and he allowed us to provide a link to his website ( see City Resources). Some concerns talked about with Charlie included reducing hours for our well-used Ross-Uhills library - he said he has heard those concerns.

The other visitor to the meeting was the police department who included the district commandant and the community resource officer. General community updates from the police department are open to the public the 1st thursday of the month, 6pm - 645pm at the station at University and I-25. They stated the number one problem in our neighborhood is property crimes, primarily robbery from vehicles. They discussed how the neighborhood can help and get help on nuisance abatement issues.

Other items discussed at the meeting included:

  • an update on the East Evans Beautification Project
  • a request to the WUCC for a response on proposed rezoning of the previous Enterprise Rental Car property on Warrens Ave to CMX-5 - this will allow a five story structure - there are no specific plans right now but the property owner is asking the city for rezoning. Community members present eligible to vote voted affirmation of this proposed rezoning.
  • there was a request about having a neighborhood block party, closing off a street - there are no present plans and such block parties do not require approval from the neighborhood although they require city permits - the voting members present decided against having a WUCC endorsed block party with a middle east theme.