Update from CPFAN President, Stephen Eppler

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Our Mission:
“To actively protect the classical, pastoral character of Denver’s City Park.”

Denver’s Senior City Planner, Scott Robinson, will discuss the East Central Area Plan (ECAP) at the City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN) meeting on November 5 from 6-8 pm at Messiah Community Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd.

The East Central Planning area includes Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, City Park and City Park West. An upcoming draft plan will include “summaries of the public input we have received,” according to the ECAP website, www.denvergov.org/eastcentralplan.  Of particular interest to CPFAN is the impact proposed changes in density and traffic patterns would have on City Park. Robinson will present a summary of the draft plan and there will be an extensive Question and Answer session to follow.

Response to Oct.1 Denver Post Article:
Rezoning deal could make way for new skyscrapers
(and change City Park view plane to mountains)

Tryba Architects and the Dikeou family are poised to submit a proposal to the city to rezone and develop Dikeou-owned parking lots north of the state capitol into 48 story skyscrapers that will destroy the view from City Park, known as the Crown Jewel of the Queen City since its founding in 1882, forever.

David Tryba describes a years-long careful process of discussing and refining this proposal with the public, but City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN) disputes that claim. Our registered RNO, active since 2014, whose mission is to advocate for City Park, never heard about the proposed destruction of the view of the mountains from City Park until the Denver Post reported it. The view plane was created in the 1880’s by Denver pioneers and visionaries and was legally established in 1975. The view of the mountains is as important to the unique character of City Park as its meadows, trees and historic structures. CPFAN adamantly opposes the Sherman Street project that will mar the beauty of one of Denver’s first parks and one of Denver’s remaining treasures, the much-loved City Park.

CPFAN December Meeting

Scott Gilmore, Deputy Manager of Denver Parks and Recreation, will address wildlife management issues in City Park, particularly the management of the goose population, at the CPFAN December 3 meeting from 6-8 pm at Messiah Community Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd.  

Musicians jam in SE corner of City Park
If you were lucky enough to be strolling in City Park on Sunday, October 13, you were treated to the African Cuban music of the ensemble pictured above. Hal Hosmer, Rapa Nui, Jonathan Murdough, Jeremy Sparig and Henry Johnson are the musicians who filled the park with compelling music around mid-day. We hope to hear they will come back to play regularly. Stay tuned!!!

 

 

 

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