1) Westerly Creek Metro District Election Cancelled
Election for Westerly Creek Metro District board of directors has been cancelled. Two of the three of candidates withdrew the week of April 18. The district taxes commercial and residential land in Central Park for local infrastructure.
Residents should destroy their ballot and not return it via U.S. Mail. Those elected by default to the board for a term to May 2023: Robert Douglas Marsh. For a Term to May 2025: Derek Lis and Kristin F. Rozansky. Information on WCMD: westerlycreekmetro.org.
2) Central Park Community Garage Sale May 14 and 15
The annual Central Park Community Garage Sale will be held May 14 and 15. The sale will be split into North and South of I-70.
The sale is open to all residents of the 80238 zip code. It will feature food trucks, trucks that will take items that residents want to donate and dumpsters to dispose of unwanted items and yard signs and a Google Map.
The sale is sponsored by The Kearns Team at Reality ONE Group Five Star which started the annual event in 2006. The other sponsors are Tricia Houston of Lending Maven Mortgage and Michelle Jacobs of Compass Real Estate’s Team REinvent. All sponsors are residents of Central Park.
To register for the sale or for more information go to www.centralparkgaragesale.com.
3) E-Bike and E-Cargo Bike Instant Rebates
If you’re thinking of buying an e-bike, the city is offering instant rebates through participating bike shops—$400 for an e-bike, $500 for an e-cargo bike, and $1,200 for income-qualified residents. To participate, visit Hardt Family Cyclery, Elevation Cycles, GoodTurn Cycles, FattE-Bikes, SloHi Bike Co, eBikes USA, Pedego Denver, Epic Cycles Denver, The Hub Bicycles or REI.
As weather warms up, you’ll see e-bikes and e-scooters more often around town. To learn how you can rent them, visit www.bit.ly/scooterandbikeshare
For more info, email EHerbst@NEtransportation.org
4) Youth Sport Training Facility Coming to Northeast Denver
Opening this month in Northeast Denver, Redline Athletics Denver East will be a 19,000-square-foot facility located just south of I-70 at 4444 Forest St. It will specialize in comprehensive athletic development, speed and agility training. It will focus on the fundamentals of athleticism and the advantages of a healthy lifestyle, as well as adult fitness and pickleball.
Redline will feature basketball and volleyball courts, 40 yards of turf, two batting cages, a full weight room and film room. The facility also will offer clinics, private sessions and team training with skills coaches in a variety of sports, including football, baseball, basketball and hockey.
Over the summer, youth training hours will be extended and several sport-specific camps are scheduled. The facility is owned and operated by Central Park residents Aaron and Linda Bradford.
5) Parking Improvements at the Stanley Marketplace
With new construction comes new parking woes. Such is the case with the Stanley House—a two-building, 170-unit apartment complex—going up just south of the Stanley Marketplace.
Stanley Marketplace co-founder, Mark Shaker, said his team discusses parking at the Stanley daily.
“We’re doing the best we can with the resources we have to make sure every spot is used for our guests,’’ Shaker said. “We have security that spends half their time walking parking lots making sure there’s spots for guests. We issue tickets to anyone who’s not a guest. If there’s a second offense, they’re towed.”
Shaker said they’ve made other improvements.
“We created an employee parking lot with 75 designated spots, and we will create an aggregated and organized pickup/drop-off loop for summer camp programs. It’ll probably be on the south end of the property. Kids will be collected by teachers and taken to where they need to go.”
Shaker says he’d love to see a regional parking structure somewhere in the neighborhood.
“Not just for the Stanley, but for everyone.”
He’s also talked to the city of Denver about creating a 2-hour parking limit and resident-only parking after 6 p.m. on the residential streets near the marketplace, but so far that hasn’t happened.
“There’s no magic pill,” says Shaker, “But we’re doing the best we can.”