Views on whether to keep or change the name of the Stapleton community—plus answers to your questions about the ballot and Letters to the Editor
Incoming City Council Member Amanda Sawyer ran on a platform that opposed Denver’s rapid growth, and is especially interested in slowing development in District 5. Councilman Chris Herndon, just re-elected to his third and final term, says Denver is handling growth “in a responsible manner.”
Stapleton’s rail station is one factor that made Central Park Blvd. (CPB), from Montview to 36th Ave., a high priority location for one of Denver’s eight high-comfort bike lane projects.
This month: 1) MLK Extension to Peoria. 2) Park Hill Golf Course Sale. 3) Bike Repair Kits. 4) Free Summer Meals for Kids. 5) High Tech Ele. Gets New Name. 6) Denver Discovery School. 7) Housing Planned for Old Strip Club. 8) Retail Construction. 9) New Stop Sign. 10) Vigil. 11) School Safety Group Forms. 12) Low Income Housing. Plus KG Vaccinations.
In a community-wide vote, Stapleton property owners will receive a ballot in June on whether to change the Stapleton name. Read about why the ballot is happening and what’s on it here.
Myers’ company, Thrive, has built approximately 200 homes in the affordable program, and it has had only one foreclosure. With rule changes the city made in October, his sales went from 30 in a quarter to 3. His company did an analysis and determined that 9 out of 10 buyers he had closed on in his latest project would never have been approved under new guidelines.
This month: 1) SUN Annual Community Forum May 21, 6:30 – 8:30pm, The Cube, 8371 E Northfield Blvd. 2) Election of SUN Board Candidates at Annual Forum.
Health experts and parents discuss the importance of community or herd immunity imparted by vaccines, which protect those with compromised immune systems from contracting vaccine-preventable diseases. The recent measles epidemic in the U.S. came close to Stapleton in January 2019 but no outbreak occurred.
The May 7 ballot has two issues for voters: Initiated Ordinance 300 is the controversial plan to repeal Denver’s homeless camping ban, and Initiated Ordinance 301 would decriminalize private possession and use of hallucinogenic mushrooms in the city.
For the Denver Discovery School (DDS) community, the end of the first round of SchoolChoice brought worrisome news. DPS adjusted the school’s 2019-20 enrollment projections downward, from 181 to 136 students.