Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association

Wednesday, 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

Friday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Saturday, 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:

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Wednesday, 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.

Friday, 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!

Wednesday, 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