UPDATE: Neighborhood Meeting Regarding 10-50 S. Colorado Blvd Rezoning Application

POSTED » February 28th, 2016

Neighbors – please note a change to the agenda for this meeting.
There will be another meeting regarding the proposed rezoning application for 10-50 South Colorado Blvd.  The request is a for a zoning change from E-SU-D to G-MU-3. The application can be viewed here:
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/community-planning-and-development/zScreen Shot 2015-06-02 at 5.22.18 PMoning/proposed-rezonings.html  (look on the right side of the page for: 10-50 S. Colorado)
Thursday, March 10 at 6:00pm in the Graland Country Day School Gym (SE corner of First Avenue & Bellaire Street)

The developer of the 50 South Colorado project is further evaluating the proposal for the site’s development and will not be ready to present his considerations at our neighborhood meeting on March 10th. The Association felt it would still be valuable to meet with concerned neighbors.   

Meeting Objective:

  • Clarify the Content of the Rezoning Application
  • Explore Questions, Concerns, Hopes for the Site
  • Explore Next Steps for the Cranmer Park- Hilltop Civic Association

We are very lucky to have a professional meeting facilitator on the Association Board, Mike Hughes has generously offered to facilitate our meeting.

There are 2 PDF’s regarding this project:
1) a letter from a group of neighbors that have concerns about the project: Church Development Update Letter
2) a letter from the developers clarifying their goals: Fellow Neighbors of Hilltop 021416

Denver Digs Trees Now Taking Applications for Free & Low-Cost Trees

POSTED » January 30th, 2016

e64947c95e8ab42f7706682648b0a902.JPG.max800The Park People, a local nonprofit, provides these trees to support the urban forest and improve the quality of life in Denver neighborhoods.

Visit www.TheParkPeople.org for more info and for the online application (or) request a paper application by calling 303.722.6262.

Applications Due: February 15 
Tree Pick Up & Planting: April 16 
Trees beautify our communities, enhance property values (up to 10%), shade our homes, and help us conserve energy. Let’s make our city an even better place to live, work, and play!

City seeks input on licensing short-term rentals

POSTED » January 29th, 2016

Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses is developing a framework to regulate short-term rentals (VRBO and AirBnB for examples). The proposal comes at a time when rentals of residential property for fewer than 30 days are growing in popularity in Denver, despite the fact that the Denver Zoning Code currently prohibits them.
In partnership with Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, Denver Excise and Licenses and Denver Community Planning and Development will be hosting four town hall meetings to outline the proposed licensing and enforcement framework, answer questions and get feedback from the community.
For information on the town halls, the licensing framework and the public review process, or to provide feedback or sign up for email updates, visit www.DenverGov.org/STR.
The closest Community Town Hall in our neighborhood is February 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Boulevard
See also this Westword article from December 2015: Neighbors think they’re a big pain.
And this Denver Post article: Mountain Towns Learn to Love – and Regulate – Short-Term Rentals. 


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 denvergov.org/leafdrop 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, www.9thandcolorado.com.

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 www.cimgroup.com

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 www.saundersci.com.

General Information                     www.9thandcolorado.com                Hotline: (303) 386-9411

Continuum Media Contact:  Alana Watkins,  Alana@vocapr.com   Cell: (303) 916-2752

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