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.
 
SUN Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, except in July and December. The SUN Outreach Committee meets from 6:30 to 7:25, followed by the SUN Board from 7:30-8:45 pm. 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. 

The SUN page on facebook is used to provide community announcements and updates: 
www.facebook.com/StapletonUnitedNeighbors 

The Stapleton United Neighbors Group on facebook is a place where community members can share information directly with each other: 
www.facebook.com/groups/111286848924347 

Important Dates in 2017

·         Block Party Day: SUN recommends hosting a block party during Mayor Hancock’s Denver Days (July 29 – August 6)

·         Annual Kickball Tournament - September 9th 2017 (Time/location TBD)

·         Annual Community Forum: May 16th, 6:30pm

·         Monthly Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:25, 7:30-8:45, Central Park Recreation Center Multipurpose Room

o   Jan17

o   Feb21

o   Mar21

o   Apr18

o   **May16 - forum: full room starting at 6pm**

o   Jun20

o   July18 – no meeting, summer break

o   Aug15

o   Sep19

o   Oct17

o   Nov14

o   Dec19

Next meeting: January 17, 2017.  

Central Park Recreation Center Multipurpose Room 6:30-8:45

SUN block captain/outreach meeting January 17th from 6:30-7:25

Organizers/hosts: Gloria DuBois and Brandy Bishop, SUN outreach chairs

The meeting will begin with updates from Denver Police.

The remainder of the hour will feature guests to discuss the central corridor of Stapleton: Central Park Blvd from MLK to Northfield and the adjacent parcels.  The community will hear development updates regarding the Punch Bowl Social site, any available plans for transit-oriented development (TOD) around the Central Park Train Station, and updates about the Central Park Bridge completion.

1) Jim Chrisman from FC speaking about the TOD and the re-zoning

i) Filing 51 Proposed rezoning (from C-MU-20 to M-RX-5a) of 3.04 acre vacant parcel at SEQ of Central Park Blvd. and MLK Blvd. No specific plans for development of the site, proposing this rezoning for continuity with the new Denver Zoning Code. Height would be limited with the proposed zoning request, which is a change from no height limitation with the current zoning (C-MU-20) to 70' or 5 stories in the proposed rezoning M-RX-5a. C-MU-20 has a commercial focus with residential components possible. M-RX-5a has a residential focus with commercial components possible. The proposed rezoning would eliminate some possible uses such as emissions inspection stations, recycling collection and manufacturing, fabrication and assembly facilities. None of these uses would be allowed under the proposed new zoning (M-RX-5a.)

ii) Stapleton Section 10- (north of 56th Avenue) - Proposed zoning would bring the remaining developable land in Section 10 current with all other zoning in the area. (M-RX-5)

2) Lacey Champion – Northeast Transportation Connections (pedestrian/cycling safety and access)

3) Robert Thompson from Punch Bowl - hopefully just giving an update on construction.

4) Bruce O’Donnell from Starboard Realty - developer for the TOD building around Central Park Commuter Rail station.

5) Representative from office of Chris Herndon.

SUN board meeting January 17th from 7:30-8:45

Facilitated by SUN board president Amanda Allshouse

1) Approve or modify agenda – 1 min

2.                   Approve minutes from last board meeting – 1 min – postpone until next month

3.                   Open forum from community – 2 minutes per person; maximum of 10 min

4.                   Debriefing from events/meetings

a.       DPS meetings in December (to be covered under new business)

b.       CAB meeting 1/10/2017 – discussion of roles of Stapleton Foundation and SUN in the future.

c.    Menorah parade

d.       Others?

5.                   New Business

a.       Formation of a long-term oversight committee for monitoring fulfillment of DPS’s commitments to Northfield High School. Any community member interested in a multiyear role on this committee, particularly parents of early-elementary school-age children, and/or retirees, should feel encouraged to attend to learn more.            

DPS resolution for Northfield High School: http://fpstapleton-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/FINAL-NHS-Resolution_12-15-16-305p2.pdf

b.       Front Porch SUN spot Newspaper article for February

6.                   Committee Updates:

a.       Transportation

b.       Sustainability

c.       CAB

d.       Education

e.       Outreach

f.        PAG

g.       ZAP

h.       Treasurer Report.

7.                   Additional discussion of earlier agenda items if and to the extent requested by a board member – limited to time remaining before scheduled end time of meeting but board, by majority vote, may extend the discussion beyond the scheduled end time

8.                   Adjourn


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.

You can view the overall results here from the latest Stapleton Community Survey (now closed)

An opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback to SUN anonymously is below: 

 

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