POSTED » January 8th, 2016

The Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association is hosting a meeting in conjunction with the Denver Police Department to address the recent increase in crime within the neighborhood.  City Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman and representatives from both DPD District 2 and 3 will attend the meeting.

Thursday, January 14    6 – 7:30 pm
Christ Church United Methodist
690 Colorado Boulevard (across from Snooze)

Agenda to include:
Crime statistics
Best methods to reduce crime
Private patrolling – DPD perspective and any data gathered from the recent trial run over the holidays
The role of the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
Open discussion

January 4, 2016 Community Meeting regarding Park Burger

POSTED » December 15th, 2015

Interested neighbors are invited to attend a community meeting on Monday, January 4th at 6 pm at in the Fellowship Hall of Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd (just off 7th Avenue across from Snooze).  Representatives from Park Burger, a restaurant located at 211 S. Holly St., will be discussing their application for a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License, which would allow them to serve spirits.

When- January 4th, 2016 at 6:00 PM- 7:45 PM
Where- Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd. , Denver Colorado.
Located in the Fellowship Hall

Community Meeting – Update on 9th & Colorado Redevelopment Project

POSTED » December 2nd, 2015


Please join Continuum Partners on December 15, 2015 at 6 pm for an update
regarding the progress of the 9th and Colorado project.  The meeting will be
held at Dahlia Street Church of Christ located at 1100 Dahlia Street.

Demolition continues on the site as Continuum Partners moves forward with
development planning.  Come out and learn more about this year’s progress,
construction updates and future development goals for 2016.

Leaf Drop

POSTED » November 4th, 2015

LeafDrop 2015_logo_smallCranmer Park is a WEEKEND ONLY leaf drop-off site from November 7 – November 22; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Dropping off leaves during other times is considered illegal dumping. Please be respectful of your neighbors and only bring your leaves during designated times. 

There is another location just minutes away that is open during the week:

Cherry Creek Transfer Station, 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South). Open Mon – Fri, 8 am to 2 pm, October 5 – November 30 (closed on Thanksgiving).

Break the plastic bag habit and use paper bags instead! Denver residents can pick up a free five-pack of paper leaf and yard bags at participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores with a coupon. Visit to print a coupon and see the list of participating Ace Hardware stores.

Help the city manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:

  • Drop sites and free Ace Hardware paper bag offer is for Denver residents only.
  • Make sure leaves do not contain branches or other materials.
  • Never rake or blow leaves into the street as this clogs storm sewers and street sweepers.

Hilltop Halloween Parade

POSTED » October 7th, 2015

Join us for the annual Hilltop Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 25th from 11am to 1pm.  Parade route begins in Cranmer Park and ends up in Robinson Park with games and treats.  Please bring canned goods to support the Denver Rescue Mission.  For more information and to join with your neighbors as a volunteer on this fun event, please email Caroline Evascu.

The 2015 Hilltop Halloween Parade is sponsored by Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association • Nest Children’s Boutique • Carmelo Paglialunga, Peter Blank, Sarah LaBram Antonellis: the hilltopsquad of LIV Sotheby’s Realty • Mor Zucker, Kentwood Real Estate Cherry Creek •  Stephanie Lepard, Kentwood Real Estate • Kelli Barton: Coldwell Banker Devonshire • Denice & Stephanie: RE/MAX  Alliance.

Annual Meeting and Board Elections of the Cranmer Park / Hilltop Civic Association

POSTED » October 7th, 2015

Please join us for the Annual Meeting of the Cranmer Park / Hilltop Civic Association
Time: Thursday, October 22, 2014 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM
Location: Carson Elementary School
Address: 5420 East 1st Avenue (at Grape Street)

There will be updates on projects in and around the neighborhood. We will hear from our elected officials and our Denver Police Dept. representative(s).  Nominations for Directors may be sent to Jay McCormick at 141 South Clermont Street and must be received 5 days prior to this meeting.  Directors will be elected to serve until 2018.
We hope to see you there!

9th & Colorado Blvd Implosion Event and Road Closure

POSTED » August 21st, 2015


Road Closures, Safety and Security Measures to be Implemented for Demolition of Former Biomedical Research Building

(Denver, Colo.) – August 18, 2015 – 9th Avenue (Denver) Land, LLC, a joint venture between Continuum Partners and CIM Group, developers of the 9th & Colorado Project, and its construction partner, Saunders Construction, announced today that they have scheduled an implosion of the Biomedical Research Building located at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and 9th Avenue for Saturday, August 29th at 8:00am. Implosion of the building is the safest and least disruptive method to removing the building and will involve one major closure for four hours followed by normal construction activity for the remainder of site clean-up.   “Standard demolition of this building would take more than four months and require ongoing lane closures and disruption to the surrounding area,” said Continuum Partners Development Director Frank Cannon. “Implosion is the safest way to remove this particular building and is the next step in bringing the 9th & Colorado redevelopment project from vision to reality.”

Road closures and barricades will begin at 3:00am on August 29th and extend from 6th Avenue North to 13th Avenue and from Colorado Boulevard East to Bellaire Street. Streets and walkways will reopen no later than 12:00pm.

A full map of road closures and detours can be seen here: 9CO Road Closure Map. The complete schedule of events will be as follows:

  • 3:00am                Road closures begin
  • 6:00am                Protection installed
  • 7:00am                 Site lockdown
  • 8:00am                 Implosion
  • 8:10am                  Implosion complete
  • 8:15am                  Cleanup begins
  • 12:00pm               Streets and walkways fully reopened

When the implosion is initiated, there will be a quick sequence of small detonations, similar to that of fireworks, immediately before the building comes down, which will occur in approximately 30 seconds.  The sound of the building collapsing will be a rumbling sound.  There will be slight vibration in the immediate secured area as the building collapses.  The vibration will be similar to that of a large truck driving down Colorado Blvd.

The demolition team will employ extensive dust control measures to contain the majority of the dust within the limits of the site and secured area.  Dust control measures being employed include extensively wetting the building, water hoses and dust hogs (similar to snow making machines), dust deflection screening and fencing to minimize the impacts to the immediate surrounding community. An extensive team of more than 75 people with cleaning equipment will commence cleanup immediately following the implosion to reopen the roads as quickly as possible. The entire process is anticipated to take approximately two to four hours.

Complete information on the demolition event can be found on the 9th & Colorado Project website,

The site of the Biomedical Research Building, once demolished, will become part of the overall 9th & Colorado redevelopment, a prominent and highly anticipated urban infill project that sits on 26 acres approximately three miles southeast of Downtown Denver’s Central Business District. The 9th & Colorado redevelopment will be a highly walkable and bikeable project, integrating open green space and pedestrian amenities and featuring a horizontal and vertical mix of uses including residential, office, retail, restaurant, hotel and public space. The retail component will focus on creating a mix of retailers and restaurants, which will include national, regional and local businesses. The plan also includes the adaptive reuse of the existing iconic Research Bridge and the Nurses’ Dormitory.

About Continuum Partners
Continuum Partners, LLC is a progressive development firm specializing in building urban mixed-use developments that create successful pedestrian environments and integrate effectively with the surrounding urban fabric. Founded in Denver, Colorado in 1997 with a deliberate mission to create sustainable human habitats of extraordinary character and enduring value, Continuum Partners has established itself as a national leader in urban, mixed-use, large-scale projects. 

About CIM Group
CIM Group is a leading real estate and infrastructure investment firm that since 1994 has systematically and successfully invested in dynamic and densely populated communities throughout North America. CIM Group draws on its experienced team of real estate, investment and finance professionals to identify and pursue investment opportunities in three primary strategic categories: repositioning and development projects in established and emerging urban areas; well-positioned operating properties in transitional and established districts; and infrastructure. CIM manages three distinct portfolios, including opportunistic, stabilized and infrastructure funds, each of which are diversified by geography and type of property within that risk profile. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CIM maintains regional offices in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, Bethesda, Maryland, and Dallas. For more information, please visit

About Saunders Construction
Saunders Construction, Inc. serves the commercial building industry as a full-service general contractor, design-builder and construction manager.  A leader in the Colorado construction industry since its inception in 1972, Saunders’ experience includes a wide range of project types. Saunders is one of the region’s largest general contractors and is the recipient of more than 100 industry awards for its construction excellence, employee achievements and community contributions.  In addition, Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – an alliance of seven regional construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities. For additional information, please visit

General Information                           Hotline: (303) 386-9411

Continuum Media Contact:  Alana Watkins,   Cell: (303) 916-2752

2nd Community Meeting Regarding Re-Zoning of 30-50 South Colorado Blvd

POSTED » July 15th, 2015

SMW Hilltop, LLC will host a second Re-Zoning Informational Meeting on Tuesday, July 28th, from 6 pm to 8 pm, regarding the proposed development of the 30-50 South Colorado Boulevard property.  Interested members of the Cranmer Park-Hilltop Civic Association and neighbors are invited to attend.

Meeting will be held at Carson Elementary School, 5420 EasScreen Shot 2015-06-02 at 5.22.18 PMt 1st Ave.


1. Introduction.

2. Site Update /Property Overview.

3. Traffic Study Results.

4. Questions and Answers.

5. Next steps.

Invitees: Neighbors and interested Members of the Civic Association, Councilman Mary Beth Susman- District 5, Abe Barge – Senior City Planner Community Planning and Development, Lynn Moore/Principal, David Daniel/Associate Principal Davis Partnership Architects. 


A PDF of the SMW Hilltop 7/28/15 presentation is available here:30-50 S Colo Community Meeting Presentation 2015 0728-1

Independence Day Family Fun Festival July 2, 2015 at Cranmer Park

POSTED » June 19th, 2015


Mark your calendar for the Independence Day Family Fun Festival at Cranmer Park, benefJuly2_invite_mini-insertiting the rehabilitation of Cranmer Park’s beloved Sundial & Plaza.

The festival will feature live music, food trucks, and lots of fun activities for kids and families.  Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 5:30pm until the conclusion of Glendale fireworks, beautifully visible from the park.  Visit or get more details in the upcoming weeks via

This exciting event is hosted by The Park People and there are several ways for you to get involved to help us make this a great success:
Please help us spread the word for this fun event benefitting the rehabilitation of the Cranmer Park Sundial & Plaza, one of Denver’s treasured park landmarks among park neighbors.  We’ll leave door hangers at homes throughout the Hilltop, Crestmoor, and Cherry Creek North neighborhoods.  So we need lots of hands!  Please sign up HERE for the group canvasses on June 19 and 20 or to canvass on your own.

Be a Festival Volunteer!  We’ll have informational, ticket, and donation booths and will need help staffing each activity area, including taking tickets for the live reptile and costume character tents and running carnival games.  If you’d like to help, please email with your name, email, phone #, and shift preference:

3pm-5pm Set up

5pm-7pm Activity shift

7pm-9pm Activity shift

9pm-10pm Clean up

Community Meeting regarding 30-50 So. Colorado Blvd Re-Zoning

POSTED » June 2nd, 2015

SMW Hilltop, LLC will host a Re-Zoning Informational Meeting on Tuesday, June 9th, from 6 pm to 8 pm, regarding the proposed development of the 30-50 South Colorado Boulevard property.  Interested members of the Cranmer Park-Hilltop Civic Association and neighbors are invited to attend.

Meeting will be held at Carson Elementary School, 5420 EasScreen Shot 2015-06-02 at 5.22.18 PMt 1st Ave.

Meeting Agenda

1. Introduction by property owners (SMW Hilltop, LLC).

2. Site/Property Overview.

3. Potential Re-Zoning Concept(s).

4. Questions and Answers.

5. Next Steps.

A PDF of the SMW Hilltop presentation is available here: 30-50 Community Meeting Presentation 2015 0609

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