November 23, 2019



East Area Plan Workshop

About the East Area Plan by Wende Reoch, Past-President of CPHCA

The East Planning Area neighborhoods—South Park Hill, Montclair, Hale (including the section within the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Assn boundaries from 6th to 8th Ave and Colorado Blvd to Holly St), and East Colfax—contain many great community assets, including historic parkways, the Rose Medical Center (seen in photo above), Johnson and Wales University, and many unique, locally-owned businesses. The area is experiencing some significant changes, such as the 9th and Colorado mixed use project, as well as plans to add Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Colfax Avenue. Two of the four neighborhoods, South Park Hill and East Colfax, have out of date plans, while Hale and Montclair have no plans at all.

Two years ago, while serving as the Assn’s President, I was asked to serve on the Steering Committee, along with other RNO Presidents and Stakeholders within the EAP.  We have been meeting once a month (mostly), conducting site surveys and on-line surveys, meeting with neighbors and local businesses and attending forums.  This has been an enormously rewarding experience for me, learning about the strengths and challenges our city and neighborhoods face and working with my fellow Steering Committee members who inspire and educate me each time we meet.  Please plan to attend the Nov 23 EAP Workshop to learn firsthand about the plan and the process to develop it.  You and your elected officials will be weighing in on the plan in the coming months and I encourage you to become informed and provide input.

FAQs, meeting materials, along with online surveys posted HERE, so participants will have a chance to review them ahead of the workshop.

East Area Community Workshop – NEW DATE

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, November 23
Johnson & Wales University Academic Center
1900 Olive Street, Denver

Food will be provided, and children are welcome.

Interpretation: Amharic, Burmese, Karen, Somali and Spanish will be available.

Plan on attending? RSVP to let us know! RSVPs are not required to attend, but they will help us ensure we can accommodate everyone.

Can’t make it? Share your thoughts through the online workshop. Additional in-person input opportunities will be provided. Join our email list to receive updates.

Location Information and Parking: Signs will be set up around the building pointing to the meeting, but we encourage you to give yourself 5-10 minutes to walk from your car, if you intend to drive, and come in on the south side of the building. General parking is available at the parking lot on the northwest corner of Quebec Street and 17th Avenue (parking address for Google Maps: 1785 Quebec Street). Accessible parking closest to the building is available in the small parking lots at Oneida Street and East 18th Avenue and the northeast corner of Olive Street and East 19th Avenue. (See location on Google Maps.)

Accessibility: If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact [email protected] at least three business days before the meeting. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact [email protected].