In the building where air traffic controllers once coordinated landings and takeoffs for the old Stapleton Airport, Punch Bowl Social will open on Nov. 18 at 7pm with an open-to-the-public ticketed event to support the local charity We Don’t Waste (WeDontWaste.org). Get tickets online at PunchBowlSocial.com. At 9pm doors will open to non-ticketed guests.
October was the third month of community discussions about the name Stapleton. In the prior two months, the conversations were dominated by those who favored changing the name and representatives of five Stapleton organizations listened to those views. This month brought an emphasis on having a community conversation in which all voices would be heard, making a decision and moving the community forward in a positive way.
The Stapleton Zoning and Planning Committee (ZAP) endorsed the view of city project manager Brandon Gainey that the new Northfield Fire Station No. 39 will be a “functional and aesthetic attribute of the community.” Construction on the 13,900-square-foot building will begin next spring. It is slated to be open by June 2019.
Stapleton developer Forest City is submitting possible sites to the state as Colorado responds to Amazon’s September 7 announcement that it is seeking to develop a second corporate headquarters.
A group of neighbors working on issues relating to racial and economic justice has identified #ChangeTheNameStapleton as the current focus of their efforts.
Activists have recently inundated community meetings urging the removal of the name Stapleton from the neighborhood due to Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton’s Klan ties during the 1920s.
Three readers sent letters about the Stapleton name change.
The League of Women Voters is hosting a school board candidate debate on Thursday, Oct. 12, broadcast on Denver Channel 8.
Most of us who live in the city are accustomed to a horizon line where nearby rooftops meet the sky.
The City of Denver has concluded “it is possible” that Forest City can meet its obligation to provide a minimum of 10 percent “affordable” for-sale housing in Stapleton by the time buildout of market rate homes is completed.