Welcome to the Stapleton United Neighbors Website

About SUN

Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) is the registered neighborhood association for the Stapleton area. Our mission is threefold: to provide a forum for our residents; to maintain a communication network between ourselves, our neighboring Denver residents, and the city of Denver; and to act on issues of importance to the community as a whole.

SUN is comprised solely of volunteer neighbors and serves as the registered neighborhood organization for Stapleton, discussing key issues with neighbors, representing their interests, engaging in proactive problem-solving, and organizing neighborhood-building activities. See the latest news about SUN below, or click on one of the links to the left to find out more about our various committees.
 
The SUN Board Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, except in July, November, and December.  The SUN Outreach Committee usually meets at 6:30 pm, followed by the SUN Board Meeting 7:30-8:45 pm.  The meetings are held at the Central Park Recreation Center at 9651 E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Denver 80238.  The community is welcome to attend both meetings. Check the calendar section for the next meeting.

Board meeting agendas can be found here.



Information for the Community Forum

Click here for notes from the Forum.

Click here to get a view of the report from the State of Colorado Demography Office on the demographics of Stapleton.



Stapleton Community Input

SUN is always looking for input from the community.  If you have questions about the community, please send an email to StapletonUnitedNeighbors@gmail.com or complete the form below. We will do our best to answer your questions.  It is important to provide an email contact so we can answer your question.

The latest Stapleton Community Survey by SUN has been closed.  You can view the overall results here.


Stapleton Park Update from City of Denver

SUN received this letter from the City of Denver regarding parks in Section 10.

Dear Stapleton Neighbors,

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your concerns about the city’s future plans in Stapleton.  Unfortunately, there has been some incorrect information regarding the sports complex that was proposed to be located in Section 10 of the Stapleton development.

Please let us reassure you that the city will build a sports complex in this part of the Stapleton neighborhood.  Early plans for the complex called for it to be located north of 56th Ave., within a series of parks/open space that are being developed.  After looking closely at those plans and discussing them with the community, including the Stapleton Citizens Advisory Board (Parks Advisory Group) and the Stapleton Development Corporation, it was decided that the build-out of the sports complex would have less of any adverse impact on the residential neighborhood in Section 10 if it were located to the south of 56th Ave.

With that suggestion in mind, planners began to evaluate a location to the south of 56th.  What they found was an incredible opportunity to use the location of the Stapleton High School, currently under construction, as the anchor for the planned Stapleton Sports Complex.

By planning the sports complex in this location, the adverse impact on the immediate neighborhood in Section 10 from lighted ball fields and parked cars is severely reduced or eliminated.  As the high school is built out, fields for football, baseball and softball are part of the current plans.  Those fields will serve as an anchor to the additional sports fields that the city will work to have built as sources of funding for the complex become available.  This location also includes space for off-street parking and is adjacent to a large commercial warehouse, where noise and lights from evening activities won’t be mere steps from residents’ homes.

What has yet to be determined is what amenities will be delivered at the site.  In addition, back on the north side of 56th Ave., where future parks/open space are currently being planned, Denver Parks and Recreation will also determine if it is appropriate to add more multi-use sports fields within those parks that can be permitted for daytime activities. I can assure you that we will absolutely involve the community as we move forward with the planning process and need to make more specific decisions about the facility.

Again, we want to thank you for taking the time to write and for bringing this to the administration's attention.  We agree that Section 10 is an important part of the Stapleton neighborhood and we share your commitment to the benefits the Stapleton Sports Complex will bring to the community.

Regards,
City Leadership Team








 

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