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March 27, 2015 - This Week in the 
East Colfax / East Montclair Neighborhood
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East Colfax / East Montclair Neighborhood News - March 27, 2015

 


 

Congratulations to Jamie Perkins being selected to represent our community at the 2015 Transit Alliance Academy!!!
 

Jamie will be attending the academy in April & May and will be able to share her knew found transit knowledge at our June 2015 Community Meeting!

http://www.transitalliance.org/

Transit Alliance is an influential public-advocacy organization that works to enhance communities and people’s lives by cultivating a healthy, resilient and more sustainable lifestyle by supporting transit, active transportation and increased mobility.  The organization started in 1997 and works toward its mission by engaging a variety of private and public stakeholders and by placing a heavy emphasis on remaining active in the policy arena, building leadership capacity, staying connected to the community and fostering a forum for constructive dialogue.

City Offices Closed on Monday!!!




City offices will be closed Monday, March 30 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day. City Council will meet Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m.
 

Street Sweeping Starts Next Week!!!



 

Starting on April 1st, 2015 Street Sweeping will begin in the neighborhood! Street sweeping takes place once per month! Make sure you pay attention to the signs on your street to see what week in the month, and what day you must remove your vehicle for street sweeping days to keep our neighborhood streets clean and free of debris.

For more information you can visit the City of Denver's website HERE!

You can also sign up for free email reminder's HERE!

Meeting Notes From the
East Montclair Neighborhood Association March Monthly Meeting

Thank you to John Russell, Secretary

Click Here to Review Meeting Notes

Proposed Development 7900 East Colfax






 

Pamlico Investments have proposed developing a self-storage facility on the currently vacant lot located at 7900 East Colfax Avenue (Trenton Street & Colfax, between Taco Mex and Trailer World). The storage facility would be an aesthetically pleasing 5 story facility that would be fronted on East Colfax sidewalk and have 50 parking spaces in the rear. The color scheme would be similar to the Phoenix on the Fax building located at Pontiac and East Colfax Avenue.

Meetings are currently being held with Councilwoman Susman, Hilarie Portell, Executive Director of the Colfax Mayfair BID, Amy Ford, President of the Fax Partnership and Tom Fesing, President of The East Montclair Neighborhood Association.

We believe that the new development would be a good addition to our East Colfax corridor as it would be the first new development in the area in over a decade. However, we would like to see at least one to two leased mixed-use retail/restaurant spaces on the ground floor facing East Colfax and Trenton to better align with the "Main Street" East Colfax Master Plan.

Pamlico Investments will attend our monthly community meeting on April 21st to present the proposal in person and answer the communities questions.

For more information you can view Pamlico Investments proposal HERE!

After you review the presentation above we would  your opinion of the proposed development as well! Please complete this survey so we can better gauge our communities response to the project CLICK HERE!

East Colfax Cleanup - April 25, 2015!


Help clean the "Longest Street in the USA!

JOIN THE GREAT COLFAX CLEANUP!

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 9AM - NOON

The East Montclair Neighborhood Association is taking part in the East Colfax Cleanup!

We will be supplied with trash bags and litter grabbers, volunteers will clean East  Colfax Avenue between Quebec and Yosemite and will hand out disposable ashtrays and litter bags to help keep litter off of our streets.  The more volunteers we have  – the more of East Colfax we can cover.

If you have a business on Colfax, this is a great opportunity to put together a team to tidy up around your property, pick up litter, sweep the sidewalk, or wipe off graffiti on your block!!!

There’s plenty to do to get Colfax Ave. ready to welcome the spring and summer visitors shopping, eating, touring, running – or just driving down “the Gateway to the Rockies.”

Volunteers from Aurora will spruce up Colfax Avenue east of the Denver/Aurora border. 
 

We will be meeting at 8:30 AM at the vacant lot at 7900 East Colfax Avenue, next to Trailer World located at Trenton Street on the south sidevof East Colfax Avenue. You can park in the lot!

We will than separate into 4 groups and proceed to Quebec as well as Yosemite where your groups will take either the south side or north side of East Colfax and start cleaning up. We will make our way towards the middle of our neighborhood and when we meet up those that wish can meet afterwards at the Hangar Bar to celebrate our success! We will finalize the event at our monthly neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Hope you will be a part of the cleanup of “Longest Street in the USA”

We are using eventbrite to know how many volunteers we will have that day. Please use the link to let us know you will be helping.

To volunteer to help us please CLICK HERE to sign-up!




 

Keep Denver Beautiful Seeking Nominees for Community Service Award




 

The East Montclair /East Colfax Neighborhood Cleanup
May 9, 2015

STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS

 




 


 


 
Join local business Three Week Kitchens at the Sam Gary branch Library as Professionals from such industries as Tile, Flooring, Cabinets, Hardware, Plumbing, Appliance and Specialty Paint display and discuss options for home improvement solutions. The event will be held on April 30th at 6PM.

http://threeweekkitchens.com/


 
 
For more information or a schedule of speakers please call:Tristan Toney 303.393.1053


 

Denver Police Department District 2 Latest News & Updates
 


 

Denver Police History

'THROWBACK THURSDAY: HERBERT R. “RUGG” WILLIAMS

Thursday is finally here, and today we are throwing it back to the days of Herbert R. “Rugg” Williams. Williams began his career with the Denver Police Department in 1890, when he was just a teenager. He started off as a “Messenger,“ then moved up to “Telegraph Operator,” then “Police Secretary” as assistant to the Chief, and then up the chain through the various ranks. By 1921, Williams was appointed Chief of Police. During his time as Chief, Williams saw the Denver Mint Robbery of 1922, which included a wild shootout where Charles Linton was killed. He served as Chief until 1924, and then as Captain. Williams died in office as Deputy Chief on April 6, 1952. Williams’ 62 year career with the Denver Police Department is one of the longest careers in a police department in U.S. history, and it is rumored that he never served on patrol in his entire career.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Collections.'


 

Today we are throwing it back to the days of Herbert R. “Rugg” Williams. Williams began his career with the Denver Police Department in 1890, when he was just a teenager. He started off as a “Messenger,“ then moved up to “Telegraph Operator,” then “Police Secretary” as assistant to the Chief, and then up the chain through the various ranks. By 1921, Williams was appointed Chief of Police. During his ...time as Chief, Williams saw the Denver Mint Robbery of 1922, which included a wild shootout where Charles Linton was killed. He served as Chief until 1924, and then as Captain. Williams died in office as Deputy Chief on April 6, 1952. Williams’ 62 year career with the Denver Police Department is one of the longest careers in a police department in U.S. history, and it is rumored that he never served on patrol in his entire career.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Collections.

Bicycle Thefts

 
'DON’T SAY “BYE” TO YOUR BIKE

Friends, Spring is here and so it warmer weather. This means that a lot of you will break out those two-wheeled, man-powered rides. That’s cool, but before you do, be sure to take the necessary steps to keep from  becoming a victim of bicycle theft. 

Last year, the Denver Police Department responded to 1,426 bicycle thefts. Many time, this can be prevented. Bicycle thieves are usually looking for a quick and easy steal, so the harder you make your bike to steal, the better. Use a quality U-style lock, and be sure to lock it through the frame and both wheels. Also, lock the bike to a fixed, immovable object, and position the frame and wheels so as much of the space within the “U” portion of the lock is taken up. This makes prying the lock more difficult, and keep the lock off the ground, so it can’t be defeated with a hammer or rock. Additionally, be sure to detach any accessories, which are often an easy target for thieves. 

In the case that your bicycle is stolen, be ready to file a police report. Keep a record of all serial numbers and purchase receipts, and the bicycle’s make, model, and year, as well as any other identifying marks. And for an easier recovery, register your bike with the department by visiting http://goo.gl/1OZ9Hm and clicking the “Register Your Bike” option on the ride-side menu. 

And for a brush up on the rule of the road for bicyclists, visit http://goo.gl/Xd0xnR.'

DON’T SAY “BYE” TO YOUR BIKE

Friends, Spring is here and so it warmer weather. This means that a lot of you will break out those two-wheeled, man-powered rides.... That’s cool, but before you do, be sure to take the necessary steps to keep from becoming a victim of bicycle theft.

Last year, the Denver Police Department responded to 1,426 bicycle thefts. Many time, this can be prevented. Bicycle thieves are usually looking for a quick and easy steal, so the harder you make your bike to steal, the better. Use a quality U-style lock, and be sure to lock it through the frame and both wheels. Also, lock the bike to a fixed, immovable object, and position the frame and wheels so as much of the space within the “U” portion of the lock is taken up. This makes prying the lock more difficult, and keep the lock off the ground, so it can’t be defeated with a hammer or rock. Additionally, be sure to detach any accessories, which are often an easy target for thieves.

In the case that your bicycle is stolen, be ready to file a police report. Keep a record of all serial numbers and purchase receipts, and the bicycle’s make, model, and year, as well as any other identifying marks. And for an easier recovery, register your bike with the department by visiting http://goo.gl/1OZ9Hm and clicking the “Register Your Bike” option on the ride-side menu.

And for a brush up on the rule of the road for bicyclists, visit http://goo.gl/Xd0xnR.

Wanted by the Denver Police Department

 
'MUG SHOT MONDAY: VICTORIA ROMERO

Friends, have you seen Victoria Romero? Romero is wanted for AGGRAVATED ROBBERY and 2nd degree assault to a peace officer. She has a criminal history, which includes vehicle theft, 3rd degree assault, dangerous drugs, and shoplifting. Romero is 33 years old, born on April 21, 1981; she is described as a White female, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’4” and 120 pounds. 

If you see Romero, or know of her whereabouts, please call 720-913-STOP (7867).'

MUG SHOT MONDAY: VICTORIA ROMERO

Friends, have you seen Victoria Romero? Romero is wanted for AGGRAVATED ROBBERY and 2nd degree assault to a peace officer. She ...has a criminal history, which includes vehicle theft, 3rd degree assault, dangerous drugs, and shoplifting. Romero is 33 years old, born on April 21, 1981; she is described as a White female, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’4” and 120 pounds.

If you see Romero, or know of her whereabouts, please call 720-913-STOP (7867).

Denver City Council Updates 
 


 

City Council Meeting, March 31, 2015

Meeting schedule and agendas


City offices will be closed Monday, March 30 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day. City Council will meet Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m.

Denver City Government Updates 
 


 

Denver Guide to Liquor Licensing




For more information you can visit the City of Denver's website HERE!
 
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Save the Date | 4.2.15 | 8-10:45 am

The Road Ahead: The Parking Conundrum
Please join us on April 2, at Infinity Park Event Center to discuss dynamic parking strategies with national and local transportation leaders. The event features a keynote speech by Jay Primus, national parking expert and former manager of the innovative SFpark program in San Francisco.

We will send formal invitations next week, but feel free to register now. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,
 


Stuart Anderson
Executive Director
Transportation Solutions
 

 

 

 

 

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WalkDenver is seeking interns!

 

Are you passionate about creating a great, walkable city? WalkDenver currently has two internship opportunities for the spring and summer of 2015, listed below. For more information, visit the WalkDenver website.

Policy and Communications Intern - 30 hours per week, April – July 2015, $1,000 monthly stipend.  To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample tojill.locantore@walkdenver.org by April 3, 2015.

Pedestrian Data Collection Intern - 30 hours per week, May – August 2015, $1,000 monthly stipend. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and examples of maps you have produced tojill.locantore@walkdenver.org by April 17, 2015.
 


 
WalkDenver E-News

Do you have a story to tell through walking?

Jane's Walk 5280 is seeking
walking trip leaders

 

Jane’s Walk is an annual, internationally-coordinated walking event inspired by the work of acclaimed urbanist Jane Jacobs, the author of “Death and Life of Great American Cities." For three days in cities around the globe, locally-organized free walking events bring people together to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities and connect with neighbors.

In the Mile High City, our friends at Walk2Connect and DRCOG are teaming to host Jane’s Walk 5280 and will be coordinating 30-40 walks across the metropolitan area. These walks will be led by and for community members. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.

 

SEEKING WALKING TRIP LEADERS

Jane’s Walk 5280 is actively seeking walking trip leaders from across the front range to host walks! No previous experience is needed, just a passion to explore, talk about and celebrate neighborhoods. A Jane’s Walk can focus on almost any aspect of a community and on almost any topic you can think of. Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what’s happening there right now. And, anyone can lead a walk… because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in leading a walk, below are instructions for adding walks to the Jane’s Walk5280 event. NOTE: Chrome and Firefox browsers work best for interfacing with the Jane’s Walk website.

  1. Click on www.JanesWalk5280.org
  2. Check out the walks already added
  3. Click on “create a walk”
  4. Complete the form [it’s pretty easy…]
  5. Save & publish!
For more information, contact Walk2Connect's Community Program Director Rachel Grace Hultin at rachel@walk2connect.com.

 
Vegetable Garden Troubleshooting
with CSU Extension

 
Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th from 9:00am - 4:30pm
DUG's home at The Horse Barn, 1031 33rd St. Denver, CO
 
We are thrilled to be hosting CSU Extension on April 11th and 12th for a special,
in-depth gardening workshop for DUG gardeners and program participants. Over two days, we'll learn from our local experts about:
  • soil and amendments
  • weeds
  • pests and diseases
  • beneficial insects
  • post-harvest handling
  • the Cottage Foods Act
Featured speakers include Jean Reeder, Carol O'Meara, Tamla Blunt, Mary Small and Anne Zander. The cost is $40, and scholarships are available. Email dirt@dug.org to inquire. See the full workshop schedule here.
 
      
Register now!

 
 
 

 

Surrounding Neighborhoods
 


 

 
 

Lowry's Parks

Providing play spaces, recreation and more.

What better way to spend springtime in Lowry then in one of the eighteen parks that provide nearly 800 acres of recreation and natural reserve space. Lowry offers a variety of parks and open space, including a sports complex, dog park, natural walking trails, parks perfect for hosting an event with pavilions and  grills, great family-friendly parks with play spaces and space to picnic, meandering green spaces, and the Reading Garden, a quite contemplative space featuring some of Lowry’s most spectacular public art.

Some of Lowry’s parks are owned and maintained by the LCMA and others by the City of Denver Parks and Recreation.   This means that some parks can be reserved for special events (City of Denver Parks) while others can not (LCMA Parks). To learn how to reserve a park for an event and for a breakdown of the different parks and their amenities, click here.  

Maintenance or graffiti issues can be reported to (720) 583-5262 for an LCMA park or 311 for a Denver Parks and Recreation Park.  As always, if you see suspicious activity in any park, please call 911 or the Denver Police Department's non-emergency line at (720) 913-2000.

This Week:

Have Fun: Activities For Spring Break, More Spring Break Fun
Save The Date:  Lowry Uncorked
Plan for: Lowry Yard Sale 

Mayfair Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 4th at 11:00 A.M.



Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early to greet the Easter Bunny and secure your starting point. Over 4,000 eggs filled ith candy disappear in a few minutes.

They sure could use some help the night before filling those eggs.They will meet at the Community Center at the southwest corner of Colfax and Newport on Friday, April 3rd at 6:00 P.M. e supply the pizza, you BYOB and bring the kids

 

'Join us for a western/farm style hoedown on Saturday, May 16 at The Urban Farm at Stapleton.
4:00-6:00 Come to the Farm and meet the animals
5:00-7:00 Jim n’ Nicks Community Bar-B-Q
5:00-9:00 Live music by Rudy Grant and the Buffalo Riders
4:00-9:00 Cash Bar (Beer and Wine)

Purchase tickets at theurbanfarm.org'
Stapleton

 

Join us for a western/farm style hoedown on Saturday, May 16 at The Urban Farm at Stapleton. Support the farm and have a grand old time at the same time.
4:00-6:00 Come to the Farm and meet the animals
5:00-7:00 Jim n’ Nicks Community Bar-B-Q
5:00-9:00 Live music by Rudy Grant and the Buffalo Riders
4:00-9:00 Cash Bar (Beer and Wine)

...

Purchase tickets at theurbanfarm.org

Neighborhood Real Estate
 


 

New Listings!


 

35 Photos New
  • $170,0002 Bd 1 Ba Single Family Home
  • 639 Sq Ft 6,534 Sq Ft Lot
35 Photos New
  • $215,0002 Bd 1 Ba Single Family Home
  • 750 Sq Ft 6,098 Sq Ft Lot
10 Photos New
  • $280,0003 Bd 2 Ba Single Family Home
  • 1,500 Sq Ft 7,405 Sq Ft Lot
1 Photo New
  • $129,9502 Bd 1 Ba Single Family Home
  • 638 Sq Ft 6,098 Sq Ft Lot
13 Photos New
  • $324,9003 Bd 3 Ba 3 Units Multi-Family Home
  • 1,799 Sq Ft 9,148 Sq Ft Lot 3 Unit
7 Photos New
  • $71,0001 Bd 1 Ba 6 Units Condo/Townhome/Row Home/Co-Op
  • 550 Sq Ft 6 Unit
26 Photos New
  • $264,9992 Bd 2 Ba Single Family Home
  • 1,296 Sq Ft 6,098 Sq Ft Lot
25 Photos
  • $329,0006 Bd 2 Ba Single Family Home
  • 2,924 Sq Ft 6,098 Sq Ft Lo
25 Photos
  • $325,0003 Bd 2 Full, 1 Half Ba Single Family Home
  • 1,576 Sq Ft 6,534 Sq Ft Lo
1 Photo
  • $424,0008 Bd Multi-Family Home
  • 3,138 Sq Ft 5,227 Sq Ft Lot


 


 

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