A very thoughtful piece about a plan that could effect Colorado's taxpayers now and in the future.
From the graphic depictions in this article, one can truly get a sense of the "Zocalo" behemoth that pathetically contains absolutely no zocalo*
* Definition: Zocalo - a public square or plaza..
Save the Date! Thursday, April 12, 2018. SLNA Bi-monthly Meeting. 7 pm at 1750 Meade Street. Meet neighbors and learn what the City and developers have planned for the Sloan's Lake Neighborhood and the Park. Agenda to follow soon.
Resolution of the Sloan's Lake Neighborhood Association
on the Zocolo 17th and Newton Rezoning Term Sheet
The Sloan's Lake Neighborhood Association has been meeting and working for the past one and one half years with Zocolo Community Development to create a plan responsive to the community needs and desires, the residential character of the Sloan's Lake neighborhood and the marketplace and to maximize the benefits to one of the City's greatest assets, Sl...
We will be voting on whether to support this 515,000 sq. ft development on one square block at 17th Avenue and Meade Street with 16 and 10 story towers and no open space this Thursday. Make your opinion known.
Although we still cannot provide you a 3-dimensional representation of the the 515,000 sq. ft., 10 and 16 story high rise, development (with no discernible open space) being proposed for block behind the Sloan's Lake Medical Center (the old Beth Israel Hospital) at 17th and Lowell Blvd, we are publishing here Zocolo Development's "Rezoning Term Sheet" which will give you some idea of what they are trying to build in the middle of our neighborhood, next to the Lake. If you want to see this built in our neighborhood, or if you don't, you will want to join SLNA and attend the next bi-monthly meeting to be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1750 Meade Street. (See above)
For those of you who missed the December 2017 SLNA Meeting attached are the Meeting Minutes. David Zucker of Zocolo Community Development presented elevations (drawings) of his 10 and 16 story high rise, taxpayer subsidized, development being planned on the block bounded by 17th and 16th Avenues and Meade and Newton Streets. He denied our request for copies of these planning documents saying that he "didn't want residents think they were drawn in stone". Presumably pictures of what is being planned will be made available after he has made his final decision.
Based on the overwhelming recent success of the Olympics, political leaders are going all in to pursue it. Among the highlights will be 4 arenas at National We...stern, a shopping mall at DIA and an 18 lane highway through minority neighborhoods in Denver. We’ll still be repaying the bonds for these projects in 2050. Never mind other minor considerations like affordable housing, train to the mountains/Boulder and transit in the city
This coming Thursday's SLNA meeting will be a great opportunity to get to know neighbors, and learn what's is going on with crime and new development in the area. The developer of a new 16 story high rise on Sloan's Lake Park will be there to talk about his plan and how taxpayers will be asked to help pay for it. Please join SLNA, come and enjoy the company and a great holiday reception after!