Fall 2019 Quarterly Edition
CCEA News is the quarterly newsletter of the Cherry Creek East Neighborhood Association. Our mission is to keep you advised about goings on in East Cherry Creek and what we are doing to make this a better neighborhood. Our newsletter is one of the many benefits CCEA members receive. While we have been sending this out more broadly, only members will receive it going forward. Please join or renew your membership
- Transportation and Walkability
- Did you know?
- Meet our New Business Members
- Meet New City Council Representative Chris Hinds
- Meet your Board Members
- New CCEA Website
- Join us or renew your membership
Oktoberfest on Fillmore Cherry
Creek East residents are invited to Oktoberfest on Fillmore Plaza sponsored by the Cherry Creek Business Alliance and the Cherry Cricket. RSVPs are necessary to attend. RSVP to email@example.com
Photo Contest: Calling all photographers. We would like to include your photos of life in Cherry Creek on our website. The best submissions will be added to our home page with a special mention. Please send photos in original electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCEA Development Committee meets every other week to identify upcoming projects, works with developers on appropriate projects for Cherry Creek East and develops recommendations for the CCEA board on any zoning change requests. Some of the projects they’ve been working on are …
McKinnon Gateway Project - John Tredennick is heading up a negotiating team (including Stephanie McCray and Joe Larkin) to develop a mutually agreed upon rezoning plan for the McKinnon Gateway Projects. This approach was approved at the August CCEA Board meeting as the best way to get upfront agreement on the scale, type (e.g. residential vs. commercial), and scope of the two corner projects. The two projects are at 1st and Colorado Boulevard and Bayaud and Colorado Boulevard.
Residential Overlay – The CCEA Neighborhood Association received two grants for the development of two overlay designs; residential and commercial. The overlay design is more detailed than the zoning plan and provides a neighborhood-wide context for any development in the area. Consultants have been hired
- The strip mall at Adams and 1st Avenue, which includes the Dependable Cleaners and Zaidys, has been purchased for redevelopment. No information on the development has been announced.
- Two abandoned homes on South Madison across from Pink House have been demolished and sold to a developer. It is important that the neighborhood knows how quickly developers are buying up properties and if they build within the current zoning, they don’t have to get any community input.
- Plans are being drafted for a Town Center development at the corner of South Madison and Bayaud (Chopper’s and the Kemp Properties).
Denver Municipal Band Concert
A great time was had by all at the Denver Municipal Band Performance on September Seventh. A grand blue and orange sky saw a plethora of bikes, dogs, children, adults, picnics, melodious instrumentals and vocals. Thank you to MidFirst for sponsoring the raffle. Eight lucky attendees each received a $50 certificate to spend in Cherry Creek North. The Band started in 1861.
The Denver City Band was formed to bring culture to the Wild West. Today, it's known as the Denver Municipal Band and is the oldest continuous-playing professional concert band in the U.S. Thank you to all that shared the Cherry Creek East Association event in making music history, building community, and enjoying our beautiful parks. If you missed the superb performance by the Denver Municipal Band at Pulaski Park on Saturday evening, September 7, you still have an opportunity to hear them at Cheeseman Park (1599 E. 8th Ave.) at 1:00 Pm on September 28th.
History of Pulaski Park Pulaski Park features a memorial to Kazimierz Pulaski, as well as other prominent Poles. The memorial was part of our nation's Bicentennial celebration and was dedicated July 4, 1976. The monument reads: KAZIMIERZ PULASK1747 – 1779; Brigadier General; Father of American Calvary. Gave his life for American Independence Oct 11 at Savannah, Georgia in the Revolutionary War. In Tribute to eminent Poles who, through genius, wisdom, invention, and struggle for freedom, served humanity. Dedicated July 4, 1976, by the Polish Community of Denver to celebrate the Bicentennial Anniversary of the United States of America.
Summer Block Party
The Summer Block party was a smashing success! Nearly 200 residents attended the August 2019 CCEA Monroe Street Block Party. Wine and beer were free to CCEA members. The band “Row House Blues Band” provided entertainment. The charity for the event was Metro Caring to which we were able to contribute nearly $400 from our generous residents. Thanks to our sponsors Viale Pizza and Kitchen, Osaka Japanese, True Food Kitchen, Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek Grill, and Tru-Fit Athletic Club for providing gift items for the raffle and especially Choppers Sports Grill Cherry Creek which provided a special coupon for attendees. The City sponsors these Denver Days neighborhood block parties.
The Women's Wine and Dine was held on Wednesday, Sept 11th at The Cherry Cricket on the back patio. A fine time was had by all. Thank you, Janis, for planning such a fun outing!!
Did you know that the RTD 83D or L bus will take you close to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Vance Kirkland Museum, History Colorado Museum, Downtown Library, and the Judicial Center? You can buy a pack of senior bus passes at King Soopers. The bus will drop you off on Lincoln and 13th and then it is only a short walk to the museums. Catch the bus on Steele and Bayaud across from the CC shopping center. To return to CCE, catch the eastbound bus on Broadway and get off near the CC Shopping Center Parking garage on Steele. Detailed schedules are on the RTD site
Bronco Game options - drive your car to South High School just south of Washington Park, and park your car for free and pay for an RTD Bronco bus to take you to the game and bring you home, hassle free. $6 round trip, $3 for seniors, less for children.
You can download the RTD App to purchase RTD bus, train, and light rail tickets on your phone. The Transit App on Google Play or the App Store https://transitapp.com/
displays real-time, location-based bus and train routes and expected arrival times in a simple format. It also allows users to initiate Lyft and Uber rides.
- The Target in Glendale is the largest Target store in the United States
- For Denver University Sport Fans: The University of Denver reached agreements on television and radio deals for its sports teams. Altitude TV will televise hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball games for the next three years. Also, DU men’s basketball, hockey and men’s lacrosse games will continue to be heard on 104.3 FM and 1600 AM during 2019-20.
- Le Bilboquet on 2nd and St Paul has opened. Great patio space!
- Pot Holes -- City officials encourage residents to report potholes on Denver streets by calling 311 or filing a report online at pocketgov.com. Crews will try to fill the potholes within 72 hours
Make sure you let them know that you appreciate their support.
Chris Hinds is our newly elected City Council representative. Chris grew up in rural Texas as the only child of a single mom. He learned the value of hard work
watching his mom make ends meet by cleaning houses. Chris was the first in his family to get a scholarship to college. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a degree in computer science and an MBA in Finance and Strategy. He’s worked in software sales and in financial planning and analysis, including setting and managing the budget of a software company and using financial models to determine which projects to pursue.
We have already started working with Chris and are excited about his vision for neighborhood mobility (meaning walkability, bikeability and accessibility). He will be a great representative for our community.
His representative for Cherry Creek East is Teresa St. Peter (Teresa.email@example.com
). She is super competent and a nice person who knows the ins and outs of the city and is assigned to Cherry Creek East. She can help us on lots of things.
John Tredennick President
John lives on the corner of Cedar and Monroe and is relatively new to Cherry Creek East. He spent about thirty years living in the other Cherry (Hills) before moving into the Denver proper (and buying a bike). JT enjoys the neighborhood, its stores, restaurants, gyms and the tree-lined streets. JT is a former trial lawyer who founded and recently sold a legal software company. Not ready to retire, he started another one which is just getting started. In his spare time, he competes at show jumping and playing drums.
We have developed a new website to provide more information about the Association and our stellar neighborhood. Check out the new site at www.cherrycreekeast.org
Our Mission is to make Cherry Creek East the best neighborhood in the Denver metro area. We use the funds we receive from our members to protect our interests, put on programs and improve the area. Dues are only $25 a year, which is about the cost of a meal in one of our fine Cherry Creek restaurants. Go to our web site to join or renew your membership