Cole Neighborhood Association (CNA) Meeting Minutes THURSDAY APRIL 14 TH , 2016

Cole Neighborhood Association (CNA) Meeting Minutes
THURSDAY APRIL 14 TH , 2016

Crime Report Sgt. Hausner provided update on crime/police activity in March / April

  • Sg. Hauser reported violent was crime down and property crime was up for the period
  • Reported body found in trash can at 33rd & Race is still an ongoing homicide investigation. Preliminary findings do not point to gangs, but not ruled out asked for community input (video footage, eye witnesses, etc.)
  • Recent police activity at 38th High gang related Lockdown at neighborhood school ( anyone know the school? ) was bc a person with a gun was reported( person did not have a not a gun and lockdown was lifted)

Tim Watkins provided an update on the proposed rezoning around the 38 th and Blake Station

  • Property at 3800 Franklin went back to rezoning
  • 38th and Blake Talked ongoing refinement of station height plan with focus on building height. Info at https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/communityplanninganddevelopment/planninganddesign/plansinprogress/38thBlakeStationAreaHeightAmendments.html
  • May final draft preferred alternative; Public hearing mid June; Phase 2 Oct/Nov until the end of the year for rezoning
  • Higher density decreases vehicle trips and decreases length of trips.
  • 20% of attendees at last public meeting lived near station 40% lived or owned property
  • Goal: More ground floor activation
  • Maximizing opportunity around infrastructure(metro rail) transit oriented development
  • Sidewalk, art and signage, lighting and safety
  • Parks and open space (pocket park)
  • Street facing entrance
  • Tapering at 35 stories, with max being 8-12 up to 16
  • Greater density increases (higher buildings permitted) repeatedly received the most votes (if you disagree with this change, please attend 4/26 public feedback meeting)
  • Gilpin and 38th looking west design will be generated for next meeting
  • Discussed exploring parking perm for nearby Cole residents

CNA Board Elections
Vice President. Current: Rebecca Gumaer stepped down but remain in advisory capacity for the time being. Mike Dugan nominated/elected.

Treasure. Current: Paul Kaiser. Paul Kaiser nominated/reelected.

Media Director. NEW POSITION – Website and newsletter. Graham McBain nominated/elected.

At Large. NEW POSITION – Coordination with committee chairs, INC and Block Captains. Tim Allen, nominated/elected.

Housekeeping Items

  1. CNA Monthly Meeting venue, survey handed out. Also posted on FB and ND.
  2. CNA Meeting signs for sale $10-20 donation requested. Will have more signs at next meeting. If venue changes, CNA will provide stickers with updated location.
  3. www.ColeDenver.com is getting a facelift, drop by for neighborhood information, calendars and more.
  4. Reminder, Cole Service Day is May 21 st ! Questions or project ideas can be sent to coleserviceday@gmail.com . Added Russell Square park as site.
  5. Cole Block Party is scheduled! July 30 th on MLK between High St and Lafayette St – mark your calendars!
    Call for graphic designer, bands, volunteers, etc. Next planning meeting May 3rd.
  6. April 2324 Doors Open Denver. 10:00am Historic walking tour of Cole available. Please register at: http://doorsopendenver.com/
  7. New emails for board and committee chairs;
    General – info@coledenver.com
    CNA Executive Board – board@coledenver.com
    Zoning – zoning@coledenver.com
    Block Captains – blockcaptains@coldenver.com

Ballots and location surveys gathered.
End of meeting.

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