November 10, 2019

Neighborhoods for All – EAP Forum

The next “Neighborhoods for All” community educational forum will take place Sunday Nov. 10 (RSVP here) at Palmer Elementary (995 Grape St.) from 1-3 PM. The forum itself will be held inside the Palmer auditorium, and will be an opportunity to constructively and respectfully discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the East Area Plan, and what we can do as East Area neighbors and stakeholders to advance and improve it before its passage.
Here’s the Agenda:
  • Opening Remarks: Community Leader, TBD
  • Moderator: Carrie Makarewicz, PhD: Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Colorado-Denver
  • Panelists:
    • Jessica Dominguez, LREA: Lead Housing Organizer, Interfaith Alliance; Real Estate Advocate/Agent, Love Thy Neighbor; Reading Intervention Teacher, DPS
    • Elvis Rubio: Neighborhood Equity and Stabilization Team (NEST), City and County of Denver
    • Ron Throupe, PhD: Associate Professor, Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, University of Denver
    • David Zucker: Principal, Chief Executive Director, Zocalo Community Development
    • Logan Meyer: Recovering engineer, data nerd and blogger, Strong Denver
    • Adrian Brown, P.E., Groundwater Engineer, Adrian Brown Consultants, Inc.
  • Topics (including, but not limited to):
    • Fiscal resiliency and infrastructure debt of Denver land use patterns
    • Real estate construction, use and leasing trends in Front Range and Denver
    • The cityside relationship among inequitable zoning, hyper-concentration of development pressure, community displacement, and quality of education in DPS.
    • Distributed stormwater infrastructure to loosen development intensity constraints and re-green East Area neighborhoods
    • Non-profit and for-profit development opportunities along East Colfax Ave, and
    • Anti-displacement measures and development agreements pertinent to the East Area Plan, and how these might be improved
The forum will be roughly split between presentations and Q & A, half of which will be from questions submitted by the audience, so come prepared!  In order to maintain as unbiased an atmosphere as possible, activities of all sponsoring organizations, including QUIMBY Eastside, shall be limited to the lobby area of the school.  If your business or organization is interested in co-sponsoring this event, please get in touch with us at [email protected]
RSVP HERE
QUIMBY (Quality Urbanism IMBack Yard) Eastside

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