In 2020 Sip & Savor is taking action! From August 17th through September 17th we ask that you donate an amount equal to what you spent on Sip & Savor tickets last year (2019 tickets were $40.00 each). The donation will go directly to Food Bank of the Rockies and is 100% tax deductible.
Instead of a rooftop party on September 17th, we’ll help you celebrate your generosity with family and close friends on your own patio, rooftop, deck, or yard with a cherry dessert from Maggie & Molly’s! And, you can proudly proclaim your participation with a Sip & Savor Solidarity Yard Sign, included with your donation. Click below for more details and to donate.
To kick off the donations, 100% of the CCNNA Board of Directors have pledged a donation!
To summarize, click on the green button (Donate now!) to go directly to Food Bank of the Rockies donation page. Return to ccnneighbors.com and click on the red button (Let us Thank you!) to share the information for CCNNA to acknowledge your support.
What Is the Gateway Project and Why Should You Know About It
THE GATEWAY PROJECT is comprised of two separate but coordinated proposed development projects along Colorado Boulevard, one at the First Avenue intersection and one at Bayaud Street intersection in Cherry Creek East. Both intersections are currently neglected areas (some would say “eyesores”) which should be enhanced to provide more appropriate “Gateways” into the Cherry Creek area. The unusual east Harrison Street block between Harrison Street and Colorado Boulevard has long presented redevelopment challenges due to the lack of an alley access and a large City setback requirement along Harrison and a ‘parkway’ setback along Colorado Blvd.
WHY NOW? For over a decade this land has needed development. Few developers have been willing to invest the time and money to negotiate a functional yet beautiful project here. Traffic, vehicular and pedestrian concerns, plus landscaping and a “Gateway” entrance concepts complicate any plan. The Cherry Creek Area Plan of 2012 contemplated redevelopment and it appears that, with neighborhood approval and proper zoning, it may at last be a possibility. The McKinnon Group which now owns the land has a proposal and has met extensively with the Cherry Creek East residents who are the most affected. He will be meeting with us on November 26th to discuss the First Avenue portion of this project.
WHAT DO WE AS RESIDENTS NEED TO KNOW AND DECIDE? The outline of the project on the north side of Colorado and 1st Avenue will ideally both protect the residential character of Cherry Creek North and improve the “Gateway” approach to the overall community by creating an inviting and safe entrance into the Cherry Creek area. Doug McKinnon’s proposal will keep the north parcel residential and provide for a more attractive gateway to the neighborhood. Doug McKinnon proposes to work with the City of Denver and CDOT (the Colorado Department of Transportation) to reconfigure the intersection in order to provide a true “Gateway” area for the neighborhoods. By reconfiguring the drive lanes to provide for pedestrian appropriate walk areas with tree lawns and Gateway location opportunities, this development provides the implementation of the vision of the Cherry Creek Area Plan. The CCNNA zoning committee has been working with Mr. McKinnon and Cherry Creek East to reach development agreements and covenant protections, which will attach to the land and be conditions to any rezoning.
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival:
The 2019 Cherry Creek Arts Festival was a another spectacular event, and the weekend witnessed by several hundred thousand people. Incredible art, delicious food, and fabulous live entertainment. This is the largest outdoor arts festival in the USA, so we feel very fortunate to see all of this talent in Denver each year.
CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL
The 2019 Arts Festival will feature 260 juried exhibitors, including 13 artist award winners returning from the 2018 show and 5 Emerging Artists for its 29th annual show.
CHERRY CREEK EAST
Effective immediately membership for Cherry Creek East Association (CCEA) will be $25 per person. This membership fee will cover the time period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
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