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 Stapleton United Neighbors Group on facebook is a place where community members can share information directly with each other:
· 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 **May16 - forum: full room starting at 6pm**
o July18 – no meeting, summer break
Central Park Recreation Center
Multipurpose Room 6:30-8:45
SUN block captain/outreach meeting January 17th from
Organizers/hosts: Gloria DuBois and Brandy Bishop, SUN
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
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
Approve minutes from last board meeting – 1 min
– postpone until next month
Open forum from community – 2 minutes per
person; maximum of 10 min
Debriefing from events/meetings
meetings in December (to be covered under new business)
meeting 1/10/2017 – discussion of roles of Stapleton Foundation and SUN in the
c. Menorah parade
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
Porch SUN spot Newspaper article for February
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