September Neighborhood News & Events

We are excited to launch a monthly e-newsletter! Enjoy! 

Robinson Park Facelift
Robinson Park is due for much needed improvements to the basketball court and playground and will be funded by the first issuance of the Elevate Denver bond passed in 2016.  DPR has not selected a design consultant or finalized the schedule yet, but is aiming for an early 2019 start of design, and construction in 2020 and plan to include our civic association in the stakeholder group for the design.  We’ll keep you posted!

Did You Know?
Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs) and Homeowners Associations (HOAs) are important and helpful organizations that assist the City & County by publicizing important news to their membership, reviewing land use issues and providing feedback and generally weighing in on matters facing their neighborhoods.

RNOs, like the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association, are groups formed by residents and property owners within a specific geographic area or neighborhood who meet regularly, may or may not charge membership fees, and whose organizational and contact information is kept on file with the City’s Community Planning and Development Department. Membership is voluntary.

HOAs, by contrast, are often smaller and private, paid membership organizations that are mandatory with home ownership in certain housing developments. Generally, any person who buys a residence within the area of an HOA must become a member, and therefore must obey the governing documents of the HOA.  Because HOA dues are usually mandatory, an HOA may file a lien against a homeowner if dues are delinquent.  An HOA may also register with the city as an RNO if it meets the minimum membership (12 members) — as long as it is active, led by local residents and working within the intent of the ordinance to facilitate communication between the city and its members.

Click here for further discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of HOAs vs RNOs.

Holly Street Redevelopment, i.e., Green Flats – Update
Our Civic Association recently received notice that the rezoning application process for The Green Flats Project aka (219- 245 So. Holly Street) has resumed following a mediation with the neighbors involved, our Assn and the Crestmoor Park Neighborhood Association. READ MORE HERE

September Events you should know about:

Diana DeGette Community Forum September 8 
Congresswoman Diana DeGette, our representative here in the 1st District of Colorado, invites you to a Community Forum on Sept 8th to discuss the issues and talk about what’s going on…

9-CO Shindig September 22 
Continuum Partners, the developers of 9+CO project invite you to a “blue sky + green grass shindig” from 11am – 5pm on September 22nd to celebrate the opening of Hale Park, Theo Luxury Residences, and additional 9+CO project milestones.

Denver Startup Week September 24-28
Denver Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver and the largest free event of its kind in the world.

If you have a relevant and appropriate neighborhood event and/or news article you would like to share, please email [email protected] and we will let you know if we are able to include it in the following month’s e-newsletter. 

Our events and activities are made possible by the financial support of our members and the generous spirit of our volunteers.  We invite you to join us and help our civic association thrive and add even more activities for our residents.

Please join or renew your support:

  • Online at our Website (preferred as it saves our volunteer’s time). We conveniently accept Visa, MasterCard or PayPal. $1 Fee.
  • Or mail a check* to:
    Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    PO Box 201142
    Denver, CO 80220
    *For Business checks, please be sure to include your family name and neighborhood address. 
  • Pay by check, cash or card at any of our upcoming neighborhood events:  2018 Events Calendar

Your investment in and support of the Association is greatly appreciated!

Thank you.
Ann Spoor, CPHCA Membership Committee