Denver City Council Voting to Remove Parking Requirements along Colfax & Colorado Blvd.

Updated: Jul 18

BIG CHANGES COMING DURING Monday’s Council Vote: URGENT ACTION NEEDED


From Denver East Neighborhoods First: The city is proposing to eliminate all parking requirements if certain affordable housing mandates are met along Colorado Blvd and Colfax Avenue. This elimination of parking requirements will impact residents from 13th Ave to 17th Ave and Colorado to Birch/Bellaire (approximately a quarter mile off of each corridor). Basically, large buildings will be allowed to be built with absolutely no parking provided.

EMAIL THE CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE NO ON THIS PARKING REQUIRMENT ELIMINATION:

Send in your comments to dencc@denvergov.org. Please cc denvereastneighborhoodsfirst@gmail.com


You can also email the Denver City Council members to ask that they vote against the elimination of parking requirements by developers building along Colfax and Colorado Boulevard: dencc@denvergov.org

Amanda.Sawyer@denvergov.org

Christopher.Herndon@denvergov.org

Elizabeth.Weigle@denvergov.org

Curt.Upton@denvergov.org

denvereastneighborhoodsfirst@gmail.com


WE NEED YOU TO SPEAK - Sign-up opens on June 6 at 4:30pm: Click Here to Sign-Up for the Monday Night Council Meeting


Questions? Email us at denvereastneighborhoodsfirst@gmail.com

WRITTEN COMMENTS DUE BY 3PM JUNE 6, 2022.

SIGN-UP TO SPEAK BEGINS AT 4:30PM JUNE 6, 2022.

COUNCIL MEETING BEGINS AT 5:30PM.


Previously, community planning and community input proposed that the elimination of all parking requirements should only occur at fixed railed stations. NOW, they are voting on Monday to remove parking requirements at any high/mid capacity corridors and any enhanced transit corridor as defined in Blueprint Denver. This will impact any road where the city has invested funds.

It would be helpful if you were to print out this flier and distribute in your neighborhood if you are able:

Affordable Housing Flyer
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Per Proposal: enhanced transit infrastructure would include but is not limited to, dedicated transit lanes, off-board fare collection, real-time arrival/departure technology, and enhanced stops and stations intended for passenger queuing, loading, and unloading for the purpose of this definition, “under construction” shall mean an order of notice to proceed for construction has been issued.

While we all hope for affordable housing and decent transit this proposal does not strike the right balance.



CAN YOU HELP?????


Denver East Neighborhoods: Please email us at denvereastneighborhoodsfirst@gmail.com if you can help and tell us which neighborhood you live in: Hale, Park Hill, Montclair, East Colfax.


We need your help to flier our neighborhoods, donations and your activism to stop this runaway train which lacked public input and education.


Help us flier, speak at the council meeting on Monday and send in your comments. Please see attached flier. Our website should be up by the end of the week.

We have to flier our neighborhood by Sunday at noon.


Email your comments to dencc@denvergov.org. Please cc denvereastneighborhoodsfirst@gmail.com


WE NEED YOU TO SPEAK - Sign-up opens on June 6 at 4:30pm: Click Here to Sign-Up for the Monday Night Council Meeting


Sample Letters will be available on June 6.


Questions? Email us at denvereastneighborhoodsfirst@gmail.com

WRITTEN COMMENTS DUE BY 3PM JUNE 6, 2022.

SIGN-UP TO SPEAK BEGINS AT 4:30PM JUNE 6, 2022.

COUNCIL MEETING BEGINS AT 5:30PM.

You can also email the Denver City Council members to ask that they vote against the elimination of parking requirements for developments along Colfax and Colorado Boulevard: dencc@denvergov.org

Amanda.Sawyer@denvergov.org

Christopher.Herndon@denvergov.org

Elizabeth.Weigle@denvergov.org

Curt.Upton@denvergov.org

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