Don’t Miss the Horseshoe Holiday Market

HorseshoeHolidayYou don’t want to miss the first Horseshoe Holiday Market at Highland Masonic Temple (W. 35th Ave and Federal). The market is Saturday and Sunday December 13th and 14th from 10:00 to 5:00.

This is a unique opportunity to see and shop Denver’s top indie craft purveyors right before the holidays. Over 100 vendors inside and outside the temple including food trucks will be at your disposal. If you’ve not been inside the temple, this is your opportunity. It is an art and architecture marvel not to be missed.

The Partnership will be hosting a coat check station “tips only” for those that don’t want to be burdened with winter wear while traversing the market. We are looking for a few volunteers to assist at the station (no more than two and a half hours for one shift). Email us if you’d like to volunteer!

Determining “Great Paths” in our Community

Right-of-Way GameChange is in the air within communities along the Boulevard. New residents, new businesses – people out and about. How often do you walk to the store, to the coffee shop, or to the park? Whether you have been here for awhile or are new to the area, where do like to go and how do you get there? How can we encourage more walking and less driving in northwest Denver?

Please join us for a community meeting October 21 at 6:00 PM (additional mtg details to right under Events) to identify top walking destinations and to gather suggestions for improving pedestrian routes. The effort involves a unique coalition of neighborhood interests including WalkDenver, Federal Blvd Business Improvement District and Partnership, Jefferson Park United Neighbors and Sloan’s Lake Citizens Group.

Bring your thoughts and ideas to the community meeting about the destinations you walk (school, restaurant, park, bus stop, grocery store, etc.). Are their barriers along the path to your destinations and what might improve the experience? Are there other paths? The meeting will be a fun and interactive exercise with mapping stations to brainstorm destinations, paths and barriers. The mapping area is roughly bounded by Lowell Blvd to I-25, W. 29th to 20th Ave’s. Refreshments and food will be provided, hope to see you there!

Pedestrian Safety Concerns with Federal Reconstruction

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Reconstruction of Federal Blvd between W 6th Ave and W Howard Pl (W 14th Ave) is slated to begin in 2016. Roadway and right-of-way designs were presented in a public house meeting held in August. From the review of the plans provided, the Partnership is concerned that pedestrian safety is not adequately addressed by the redesign, especially between W 10th Ave to W Howard Pl. As reference, the power point presentation provided at the meeting with drawings can be found online.

The reconstruction project requires an Environmental Assessment Plan (EA), which should be released in mid-October. The draft EA will have a 30 day public comment period. The primary purpose of the project is to add a new northbound lane so that there are three vehicular lanes in each direction, and to improve the right-of-way for traffic and pedestrians. The project will also install new medians with accompanying landscaping.

The Partnership will work with local community interests and neighborhood organizations during October and November to forward a set of recommendations as part of the EA public solicitation process. From the Partnership’s initial review of the designs, the bulleted recommendations below are contemplated to be forwarded before the end of the comment period. These recommendations may change as community members and organizations are consulted with. Read the rest of this entry »

Federal Reconstruction Meeting and Open House

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Hope to See you There!