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Let's show our Villa Park Photo Voice Have you heard about the Vision Zero Photovoice Project on Federal Boulevard? The Photovoice Project is a FREE month-long photography workshop focused on Federal Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods. Anyone who lives, works, shops, or plays in the Federal Boulevard area is invited to apply for the workshop. We'd love your help in getting the word out to your networks and contacts in West Denver! We are looking for 17 participants who want to learn how to use photos and videos to tell their story about their experiences on and around the corridor. We want to hear from local residents, businesses, and employees who know Federal best. The workshop will guide participants in taking photos that illustrate their experiences navigating Federal Boulevard, in turn informing the city about ways the corridor is working well and opportunities to make it safer and more welcoming. Applications are due March 24! Participants will be provided with laptops during the four sessions that will be theirs to keep if they complete the program, as well as a $25 Visa gift card for every session they attend! No photography experience is required and we will offer food, childcare, and translation services at every session. We are currently working on getting the attached flyer and application translated into Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali and will send out those materials as soon as possible. Project partners include Denver Department of Public Health & Environment, Denver Public Works, Denver Technology Services, WalkDenver, and the University of Denver. Lots more info: http://bit.ly/VZ-photovoice-info Online application: http://bit.ly/VZ-photovoice-apply
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join the Mayor's Cabinet in the Community on Mar 24
If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to complete the online feedback survey for the public review draft of the Downtown Area Plan Amendment. The survey will close next week on Tuesday, March 13, so please take time to complete the survey and help us ensure robust community participation by forwarding this email to your networks. Visit the plan page to: Read the Public Review Draft (PDF) Take the Community Feedback Survey Read the Summary of Public Feedback (PDF)
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REMINDER: BluePrint Denver Meeting tonight. Don’t let your neighborhood look like this - come to this meeting to save our neighborhood! https://www.facebook.com/events/554194224936506/
A chance for our voices to be heard. What do you want to see for our neighborhood going forward? We can't change the past but we can come together on what our future will be.
See the Blueprint Denver Timeline here.
Workshops: Let’s create a complete city Attend a Blueprint Denver workshop to learn more, weigh in
Call to Action from Denver Parks and Recreation to Share your Opinion
Let's be heard! 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, 1498 Irving St. "On the other end of the spectrum are the quiet, stable single-family neighborhoods that have been most resistant to denser development. Those might land in a category currently dubbed “enrich” — a delicate way of saying that residents might be open to light redevelopment that provides more diversity of income, education and housing stock, such as backyard cottages or townhomes on busy corners. But they don’t want huge changes.
The Commander’s Advisory Group meeting for February is being moved back one week. The President’s Day holiday falls on the third Monday this month; therefore, this month’s Commander’s Advisory Group meeting will be moved to MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the District One Police Station Community Room. Refreshments will be served. Denver is undergoing a transformation. New construction and older homes being remodeled are happening all over the city. This activity is bringing new residents to Denver. Please remind your family, friends, and neighbors: do NOT leave items in plain view in your parked vehicle lock your vehicle do NOT leave your car keys in the vehicle do NOT leave handguns in your vehicle ensure your garage overhead door and garage side door are closed and locked secure your bike with a U-lock if you see something suspicious, report it emergency: 911 non-emergency: 720-913-2000 I hope your 2018 is off to a good start.
Volunteer or Share with a neighbor who may need this, and may not be on social media. Brother’s Redevelopment Inc. is eagerly anticipating the 40th Annual Paint-A-Thon this year and we need your help. The Paint-A-Thon is a program that has utilized volunteers to paint the exterior of 7,250 homes over its history, each one absolutely FREE OF CHARGE to qualifying senior citizen and disabled homeowners. We need your help in getting the word out to deserving senior citizen or disabled homeowners who are 60 or over, live in a 1 or 1.5 story home, are living on a fixed income, and whose home is in need of exterior painting. As an advocate for the elderly in your neighborhood, you can help us by nominating a senior citizen in need of this service. Some of our most rewarding volunteer projects have been when we facilitate a neighborhood volunteer team to paint the home of one of their own neighborhood residents in need. If you would like to see a short video about the Paint-A-Thon volunteer experience, please click here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCSI-pREsyQ
Attend a Blueprint Denver workshop to learn more, weigh in Denverites have called for a more inclusive city with strong and authentic neighborhoods. To achieve that, we must move beyond Denver’s “areas of change” and “areas of stability” model, established in 2002. Based on your input in Denveright’s Blueprint Denver planning effort, city planners are working on a new approach to managing land use in our city. The new concept acknowledges that all places in our city are constantly evolving in pursuit of becoming complete in their own way — not just through enabling or limiting development, but through quality-of-life infrastructure like safe sidewalks, housing options, transit access, parks and open space. Diversity, affordability and good urban design/architecture are key to complete neighborhoods as well. Denver will continue to grow and change. Through Denveright citywide planning, we have the opportunity to make sure these changes benefit everyone. Regional centers and corridors would take on the most growth, while the remainder of Denver’s places would evolve in smaller ways. Ensuring the proper scale and intensity for all places — and appropriate transitions between residential areas and other places — are key to livability. 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.
Upcoming Path to Payday Job Fair at the Richard Castro Building, Westside Workforce Center!! Feb. 21st at Richard Castro Building, Westside Workforce Center, 1200 Federal Blvd., 1st Floor, Denver, CO 80204. Some of the companies attending: Always Best Care, Amazon, Apartment Association of Denver, City and County of Denver, Family Home Health, FedEx, Grayhound Lines Inc., Kum & Go, Mile High Flea Market, Seattle Fish Company, Touching Hearts at Home, Traffic Management Inc., and UPS.
This could be the largest project to happen on the West Side since the light rail...Begins this year, just to the east of Villa Park.
Some interesting art going on across the gulch from our neighborhood. check this out.
EveryBlock collects 20 types of news in Denver — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 5500-5599 W. 9th Ave.