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

Colorado Blvd Healthcare District meeting on 9th Ave & Colorado Blvd Redevelopment

POSTED » January 29th, 2015

9th Ave Redevelopment

The Colorado Boulevard Healthcare District met this evening, January 29th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the auditorium at Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences on Clermont Street for an update regarding redevelopment efforts for the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 9th and Colorado campus.  The project developer, Continuum Partners, was joined by representatives from the construction and demolition teams headed by Saunders Construction to discuss the project, timeline and efforts to diminish impact on the surrounding neighborhoods.
Continuum Partners announced they have a new website with information on the project:  We hope this will serve as a means to disseminate helpful information about the project to the neighbors.
They have a hotline established to contact key personnel for any issue regarding the development:  303-386-9411.  Questions can also be submitted through a link on their web site.
Demolition is scheduled to begin next week and vertical construction is expected to begin in August. Construction hours will be M-F 7 – 6 and S-Su 8 – 5. There will be a full-time safety representative on site and a person dedicated to compliance with sound ordinances.  Continuum Partners and Saunders Construction will maintain on-site offices, first in trailers and then in the basement and ground levels of the parking garage on 11th and Colorado Blvd.  Another security fence will be constructed around the perimeter of the site to supplement the fence already in place. Full-time security will be in place on Monday, Feb. 2 and will include night time patrols. Some asbestos abatement will be done, although CU had already completed a majority of this work. All contaminants will be sealed and nothing will be released into the air.

Phase I design concepts will be discussed at the next CBHD meeting which will be held in the late February / early March time frame.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up and Recycling

POSTED » January 5th, 2015

Tree recycling will take place during the week of January 5th and 12th. Trees will be picked up by a special tree recycling truck.

Manual and Cart customers: set out your tree on your normally scheduled trash pick up day.

Dumpster customers: Please DO NOT place trees in dumpsters. Place your tree in the alley for pick up on Monday, Jan 5 or Monday, January 12 for pick up during the week.

Free mulch from recycled trees will be available in the spring.

Proposed Sale of Church property at Colorado Blvd and Bayaud

POSTED » December 13th, 2014

The Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association is aware the Church at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Bayaud is under contract for sale.  The CPHCA Zoning Committee and Council Representative, Mary Beth Susman, are both planning to meet with the developer to discuss his plans.  We will endeavor to keep you informed of any new information we discover.  Please see our page on Zoning and Redevelopment Projects in the neighborhood for information on the rezoning process.  Any inquiries or concerns can be made to:

City Council Representative: Mary Beth Susman:

Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association President: Jay McCormick:

CPHCA Zoning Committee Chair: Susan Sweeney:

Halloween Photo Gallery

POSTED » November 1st, 2014

Hilltop Halloween Parade

POSTED » October 29th, 2014

Hilltop neighborhood children carry the Halloween Parade banner from the traditional starting point at Cranmer Park.

The Hilltop Halloween Parade this past Sunday was a huge success thanks to our sponsors, our volunteers and all of our wonderful neighbors who attended the event! We estimated a record number of 400 people in attendance this year! Thanks to Nextdoor, word of mouth and our amazing posters and signs created by fellow Hilltopper, Erin Neren, more people are aware of this event than ever. In the future we will definitely plan for more food, drink and games!

This event was generously sponsored by Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association, Team Denver Real Estate: Eric Grauberger and Mor Zucher, Denice & Stephanie:RE/MAX Alliance, Stephanie Lepard: Coldwell Banker Devonshire, Nest Children’s Boutique, Hilltopsquad: Carmelo Paglialunga and Peter Blank and Anthony’s Pizza.  Thanks, too, to Copper Door Coffee Roasters for a donation of coffee.

Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association Annual Meeting

POSTED » October 17th, 2014

Please join us for the Annual Meeting of the Cranmer Park / Hilltop Civic Association
Time: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM
Location: Carson Elementary School
Address: 1st Avenue & 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.  Directors will be elected to serve through 2017.  Please submit any nominees to at least 5 days prior.
We hope to see you there!

Hilltop Halloween Parade, October 26

POSTED » October 8th, 2014

Hilltop Halloween Parade Sunday, October 26 from 11-1

Join friends and families in the neighborhood for a costume parade and party.  Meet at Cranmer Park by the sundial at 11am.  The parade will travel east on 2nd Ave. to Robinson for pizza, games and prizes.

Please bring canned goods for the Denver Rescue Mission.  

Thank you to our sponsors:  Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association, Nest Children’s Boutique, Hilltopsquad: Carmelo Paglialunga and Peter Blank, Team Denver Real Estate: Eric Grauberger and Mor Zucher, Denice & Stephanie:RE/MAX Alliance, and Stephanie Lepard: Coldwell Banker Devonshire.

For more information, please contact Lisa Peloso at


INC co-sponsoring Election Forum Oct 11

POSTED » October 8th, 2014

INC (Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation) is co-sponsoring an election forum

Saturday, October 11, Police District 3 Station, 1625 South University:

9:00 am – Congressional District 1 debate – Diana DeGette (Democrat),     Martin Walsh (Republican), Danny Stroud (Unaffiliated)

9:45 am – Board of Education for CD 1 – Valentina Flores

10:00am – Denver Pre-school tax issue – Issue 2A

10:30am – Proposition 105 – Labeling of Genetically-Modified Foods

11:00am – Proposition 104 – School Board Open Meetings

11:30am – Amendment 68 – Horse Racetrack Casino Gambling

The forums can be viewed in person or (at later times) on Denver8TV or online at


Colorado Boulevard Healthcare District mtng – Continuum Update

POSTED » September 10th, 2014

The Colorado Boulevard Healthcare District will be hold a meeting on September 23rd for an update regarding redevelopment efforts for the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 9th and Colorado campus.  Continuum will be joined by representatives from the Denver Urban Renewal Authority to discuss the project and the DURA process.

Continuum will update the community on the master planning and design process, engage in a visioning and place-making discussion and will seek community input for naming the community.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 23rd from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in the auditorium at Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences on Clermont Street between 4th and 6th Avenue.

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