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Planning & Development Updates
PCD Meeting April 13, 2021

Northwest Area Community Transportation Network (Bike routes expansion):
This process is going slowly, with construction of Clay/Dunkeld path between Fall ’21 and Summer ’22. Given the renewed study of Tejon alternatives (Shoshone and Quivas), construction will not begin until late 2022. The community meeting on 4/7/21 raised some issues for Clay at 32nd and 35th, where diagonal diverters are proposed. These would force traffic on Clay to turn right at both intersections and would force traffic on 35th to turn left in both directions. There would be no left turns allowed from 32nd in either direction. Visit Bit.ly/NWCTNcomment to see details and to provide feedback to the planners.
 
Neighborhood Planning Initiative:
No new information on the Neighborhood Planning Initiative (NPI) for Chaffee Park, Sunnyside, Highland, and Jefferson Park. The city will be distributing and posting flyers soon to encourage participation. The process of picking a consultant is concluding and invites to the steering committee are going out. The first meeting between consultants and the steering committee will be in May with a public kick-off event in June or July.

Sign up for updates and learn more about the entire 2-3 year long process at www.Denvergov.org/NearNorthwestPlan.
 
Proposed Alley Vacation: The City denied an alley vacation within the block bounded by 34th, 35th, Shoshone, and Quivas. The attorney for the applicant has sent letters to everyone who objected to this vacation indicating that any lack of further objection to this vacation will be construed as agreeing with vacating the alley. This is not the case.
 
3525 Clay: The committee heard a proposal and request for suggestions for Carriage Lot development last month. Subsequently, the committee has examined the City’s rules for carriage lots. It is clear that the City will not allow development of multifamily housing.
 
2801 West 35th Avenue: Proposed infill house. A quick review of the proposal showed that the design does not meet the Conservation Overlay requirements. The house is too tall and the bulk lot requirements are problematically addressed. Multiple attempts to reach the applicants to discuss have been unsuccessful.
 
3325-27 Tejon: The developer has again applied for a short-term rental license. The zoning does not allow this use. Councilwoman Sandoval’s office will look into this with the City’s Excise and License office.
 
33rd & Tejon: PCD received an inquiry about a proposed self-service hotel at 33rd and Tejon. This is a use-by-right. Excise & License has been studying further regulations for such uses, but there is nothing to preclude this type of development currently.
 
City Council District One report:
After outreach from August 2020 through January 2021, Sandoval’s office has submitted a rezoning application for the majority of single unit parcels in Sloan’s Lake to allow ADUs. Find more info here. Since West Highland is now the source of the greatest number of one-off ADU rezoning requests, the Councilwoman is working with West Highland Neighborhood Association and neighbors to start the conversation.
 
The Planning Department has put forth an annual bundle of changes, clarifications and corrections to the Zoning Code. Find more info here.


Next PCD Meeting: May 18, 2021

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure would like your input on bikeway designs in Northwest Denver! 

Visit bit.ly/NWCTNComment through May 3rd to tell us what you think.

Missed our Virtual Open House on April 7th? Watch a recording here

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From Councilwoman Sandoval's Office
Sustainability Tidbits - Earth Week

Highland Cleanup and Earth Day Celebration

Join us at 9 am for our quarterly cleanup,
then check out some Earth Day activities at 32nd and Tejon. 
Here is the registration link. 
Join DUG for Your Lunch Hour
April 19th-23rd
From 12 pm-1 pm every day, we'll be discussing sustainability and climate action with local experts, partners, and policy-makers. These are free virtual events but pre-registration is required. Click here for more information.
Street Sweeping has started
You can sign up for reminders from the city here
If you'd like to be part of our Street Sweeping team, please contact lisa.bardwell@denverhighland.org.
Denver Police Department - CAG Meeting
District 1 is having its monthly Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting 
Monday, April 19, 2021
6:00 PM
The meeting will take place virtually utilizing Microsoft Teams.
 
Lieutenant Cervera will speak regarding current activity
in the police district and would love your participation and questions.
 
Please utilize the link below to join the meeting. 
Click here to join the meeting
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