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Villa Park Neighborhood shared Michael B. Han...

This Gentrification discussion is on Facebook Live this Thursday, January 11th.

    Facebook Live: Gentrification
    Join us right here on Facebook for a live event from 6-7pm this Thursday regarding the implications of gentrification in our historic neighborhoods....
    https://www.facebook.com

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Villa Park Neighborhood shared Colorado Latin...

Two upcoming Gentrification events. Below is on Saturday, January 13th.

    Gentrification Summit: Our Communities Are Not For Sale
    Gentrification Summit: Our Communities Are Not For Sale
    https://www.facebook.com

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Check out these classes being offered. Emerge...

Check out these classes being offered. Emergency Preparedness and Planning Program Date: ‪Jan 20, 2018 - Jan 20, 2018‬ Surviving an Active Shooter Date: ‪Feb 01 2018 - Feb 01 2018‬ Start Time: ‪6:00 p.m.‬ Emergency Preparedness Program for People with Disabilities and Caregivers Date: ‪Feb 03 2018 - Feb 03 2018‬ Emergency preparedness needs vary for everyone. Those who have disabilities and those how care for homebound family or friends should know what is needed to prepare for emergencies. Visit their class calendar Available from Denver’s Office of Emergency Management

    Training Calendar
    Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security's Training Calendar. View the calendar for upcoming training opportunities.
    http://www.denvergov.org

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"Drivers killed 14 people walking on Denver s...

"Drivers killed 14 people walking on Denver streets in 2017. Half of these fatal collisions happened on Federal Boulevard. Take a look at WalkDenver's new report and it’s no wonder why. Federal Boulevard is designed like a highway but cuts through residential neighborhoods and carries large numbers of bus riders."

    Why Federal Boulevard Is Denver's Deadliest Street - And How to Fix It
    The Colorado Department of Transportation and Denver Public Works know how to fix it, but will they? Drivers killed 14 people walking on Denver streets in 2017. Half of these fatal collisions happened on Federal Boulevard. Take a look at WalkDenver's new report and it's no wonder why.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

Jan 05

"Colorado’s monthly average one-bedroom apart...

"Colorado’s monthly average one-bedroom apartment rent did increase to an average of $1,004 per month. Denver is a different story and came in at 21 of the most expensive one-bedroom rent at $1,299 for 2017. ... However on the bright side, Denver dwellers love their city — and between the sun, snow and scenery, Denver has consistently ranked among the nations best places to live."

    How Rent Changed in Denver Over the Last Year
    Among buying a car, finishing college and getting married, owning a home has been revered as a lifetime accomplishment. In recent years, however - as real estate prices climb in Denver - it has become increasingly difficult for that aspiration to become a reality in the Mile High.
    https://303magazine.com

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Jan 04

Treecycle 2018 is Here! NEW COLLECTION SCHEDU...

Treecycle 2018 is Here! NEW COLLECTION SCHEDULE THIS YEAR Recycling your holiday tree with Treecycle is easy: 1. Remove all decorations, lights, and the tree stand from your tree. 2. Set your tree out for collection at your normal trash set-out location by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 5th or by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 12th. 3. Reclaim free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May 2018. Remember: Trees set out by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 5th will be collected by 5 p.m. Monday, January 8th. Trees set out by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 12th will be collected by 5 p.m. Monday, January 15th. For additional program details, visit DenverGov.org/treecycle

    Denver Treecycle
    Recycle your tree after the holidays
    http://www.denvergov.org

Jan 04

Look what's coming to the neighborhood in a c...

Look what's coming to the neighborhood in a couple of years:

    Meow Wolf opening huge new exhibit in Denver
    KUSA - You won't have to drive to Santa Fe anymore to see a Meow Wolf exhibit. The arts and entertainment group announced Wednesday afternoon that that it will open a new permanent exhibit in the Mile High City in 2020.
    http://www.9news.com

Jan 03

Recycle Christmas Trees through Denver’s Tree...

Recycle Christmas Trees through Denver’s Treecycle Program! Trees will be collected over two extended weekends in January People who participate in Treecycle are helping support the City’s goal of increasing its recycling rate to 34% or greater, as outlined in Mayor Hancock’s 2020 Sustainability Goals. Here’s how to participate in the 2018 program: On Friday, January 5 or Friday, January 12, Denver Solid Waste Management customers should set their trees out for collection at their normal trash set-out location no later than 7:00am. Trees will be collected no later than 5:00pm on Monday, January 8 or Monday, January 15. Only real trees are accepted for recycling; no artificial or flocked trees. Remove all decorations, lights, and tree stands. Please set trees at least two feet away from trash, compost and recycling containers, cars, and other obstacles. Do not place trees inside bags or collection carts. Denver residents who are unable to participate in Treecycle can recycle their trees for free at two drop-off locations through Wednesday, January 31: Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off (7352 E. Cherry Creek Drive South) Havana Nursery (10450 Smith Road) It’s important for residents to keep in mind, extra trash crews will not collect trees before or during Treecycle. All trees collected during Treecycle will be turned into mulch, which will be made available for free to Denver residents at the City’s annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale in the spring! For more information about Treecycle or drop-off locations and hours, please visitdenvergov.org/treecycle

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Dec 27

House District 4 Candidate Forum – Candidate Bios

The House District 4 primaries are this spring. WeCAN is bringing a candidate forum to the January 9th meeting.  Each candidate will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and there will be time for Q&A. Here are the candidates participating in our forum.

    House District 4 Candidate Forum - Candidate Bios | West Colfax Association of Neighbors
    The House District 4 primaries are this spring. WeCAN is bringing a candidate forum to the January 9th meeting. Each candidate will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and there will be time for Q&A. Here are the candidates participating in our forum. Amy Beatie Twenty-four years ago, in the fall of 1993, I made ...
    https://www.wecandenver.org

Dec 26

Bienvenidos Food Bank found Santa Claus in a Sandwich Shop

When Even Stevens, a sandwich chain based in Salt Lake City, Utah, opened its first Colorado store near Sloan’s Lake (4245 W. Colfax Ave.) in Denver last August, it partnered with Bienvenidos and three other non-profits – Grant Avenue Street Reach, The Action Center and Sun Valley Youth Center.

    Bienvenidos Food Bank found Santa Claus in a Sandwich Shop | West Colfax Association of Neighbors
    When Even Stevens, a sandwich chain based in Salt Lake City, Utah, opened its first Colorado store near Sloan's Lake (4245 W. Colfax Ave.) in Denver last August, it partnered with Bienvenidos and three other non-profits - Grant Avenue Street Reach, The Action Center and Sun Valley Youth Center.
    https://www.wecandenver.org

Dec 24

Villa Park Neighborhood added 2 new photos.

Recycle Your Tree with Denver’s Treecycle Program NEW COLLECTION SCHEDULE IN 2018 Recycling your holiday tree is as easy as ever thanks to Denver Recycles’ annual Treecycle program. For every tree recycled with Treecycle, Denver residents help keep organic material out of the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create mulch that is made available to Denver residents for free at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May. Participating in Treecycle is easy, free, and truly a no-brainer. After the holidays, follow these easy steps to recycle your tree: Remove all decorations, lights, and the tree stand from your tree. Set your tree out for collection at your normal trash set-out location by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 5th or by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 12th. Reclaim free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May 2018. Program Reminders: Only natural, real trees are collected by Treecycle crews. No artificial or flocked trees. Trees set out by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 5th will be collected by 5 p.m. Monday, January 8th. Trees set out by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 12th will be collected by 5 p.m. Monday, January 15th. Trees will not be collected by Extra Trash crews during the first two weeks of January. Trees must be placed at least two feet away from collection carts, structures and other obstacles. Do not place trees inside bags or trash carts. Trees may also be dropped off at one of two Treecyle drop-off sites, open through January 31st. Treecycle is for Denver residents only. Last year, Denver residents recycled more than 20,000 trees. Participate in this year’s Treecycle program and help Denver recycle even more! For more information about Treecycle, the annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale or other Denver Recycles programs, visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles call 311 (720-913-1311).

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    Villa Park Neighborhood. 389 likes. Community Organization
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Villa Park Neighborhood shared Denver Police ...

Hey Neighbors-- Property crime is up! Please be cautious and aware.

    Denver Police Department
    DON'T PUFF & TAKE YOUR STUFF Those are just two of the very simple tips that can help protect you from becoming a victim of auto theft or theft from motor vehicle. Our very own Lt. Darrel Miller has...
    http://www.facebook.com

Dec 07

Hey Neighbors! Accessory Dwelling zoning has ...

Hey Neighbors! Accessory Dwelling zoning has been in place in Villa Park for some time but most of us don’t know much about it. Are you zoned for accessory dwellings in Villa Park? Would you consider this "ADU" option?

    Home values are spiking wildly in west Denver. Are hundreds of backyard cottages part of the affordability solution?
    Carriage houses, garage apartments, granny flats and backyard cottages have been, for decades, part of the fabric of some of Denver's most established and well-off neighborhoods - offering a place to accommodate family members or to rent out for extra income.
    http://www.denverpost.com

Dec 07

Consumer Tips! from Maro Casprian from the De...

Consumer Tips! from Maro Casprian from the Denver DA's Office and Carolynne Diocese-Wright from the Colorado Dept of Regulatory Agencies(DORA)/Division of Real Estate: In dealing with unsolicited marketing to sell your home, research states that they tend to: 1. Target owners who have owned their home for 20+ years. 2. They are usually looking for owners that are 50+ age or older. 3. Know the value of your home. This can be found on the Assessor's Website at https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/assessors-office/real-property/alternative-search.html. Neighborhood sales are listed when search your own home to see recent sales. 4. Get 3 bids to evaluate the value of your home from appraisers. 5. Take your time and keep other family members in the loop. Any second opinions will probably scare off unreputable dealers. Other tips - You can also look up real estate agents/brokers on the DORA website https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/division-real-estate.If you have bad loans or under foreclosure pressure contact Colorado Housing Connects at 1-844-926-6632, http://www.coloradohousingconnects.org or the Colorado Foreclosure line at 1-877-601-HOPE, http://coloradoforeclosurehotline.org/Home.aspx Other scams the DA Office anticipates in the near future is the reissuing of Medicare Cards. The new cards will not have Social Security Numbers on them. The reissuing is to begin in March 2018. This will take 2 years. They anticipate unsolicited phone calls contacting you to see if you have received your Medicare card and ask for verification. This will be a scam. Do not give any information. For more information on fraud issues, contact the Denver DA's Fraud Hot Line at 720-913-9179

    Alternative Search
    https://www.denvergov.org

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Nov 29

Resident Input Sought for Regional Housing St...

Resident Input Sought for Regional Housing Study The City and County of Denver is among five metro municipalities working jointly on an analysis called the Assessment of Fair Housing. A public survey is being administered now through December 30, 2017, to better understand residents’ housing decisions and experiences living, working, and going to school in the region. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and is available online in eight languages athttp://denver-aurora-boulderafh.com/surveys/. Additional accommodations are available by request by calling 1-800-748-3222, x236 or emailing jgarner@bbcresearch.com. Other elements of the assessment will include focus groups and meetings with residents, immigrant and refugee communities, LGBTQ community, civil rights advocates, affordable housing developers, social service agencies, and real estate agents.

    Take the Survey
    Resident Survey Take our resident survey by choosing the language you are most comfortable with below. English | Español | 中文 | Tiếng Việt | 한국어 | አማርኛ | Русский | Sa Pilipino
    http://denver-aurora-boulderafh.com

Nov 28

The City and County of Denver GIS group is ho...

The City and County of Denver GIS group is hosting its annual celebration in honor of GIS Day. This is a public event to view what theyt are doing in the City in support of geospatial mapping and services. See the flier for the event below. We hope to see you December 6, 2017.

    Villa Park Neighborhood
    The City and County of Denver GIS group is hosting its annual celebration in honor of GIS Day. This is a public event to view what theyt are doing in the City in support of geospatial mapping and...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 28

Villa Park Neighborhood added an event.

Stayed tuned for agenda items to be posted here. Please bring your questions and concerns about the neighborhood; BRING A NEIGHBOR!

    Villa Park November Neighborhood meeting
    Stayed tuned for agenda items to be posted here. Please bring your questions and concerns about the neighborhood; BRING A NEIGHBOR!
    https://www.facebook.com

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