Central Park United Neighbors and Community Committees and Boards

Central Park United Neighbors (CPUN) has several committees that are open to community involvement.  Please see the brief descriptions below and please contact the committee chair or CPUN (centralparkunitedneighbors@gmail.com) if you'd like to get involved.  If there is more information for a committee/group, there name will be highlighted and you can click on the link to be taken to that page.   Please check the SUN Calendar for most current meeting time and information.
 
 

CPUN Committees                                                                        

Transportation Committee - Rick Leuthold
 
  • The SUN Transportation committee works with the City of Denver, Brookfield (formerly Forest City), and Denver Police on traffic and transportation issues. 
Outreach Committee - Chairs Jeff Ederer and Mark Mehringer
  • The Outreach Committee has responsibility for the Block Captain Network, and Block Party Day.  The Outreach Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 at the Central Park Recreation Center Multipurpose Room (currently meetings are held virtually)
  •  The Safety Committee works as the liaison with the Denver Police Department, Cop Shop and the Outreach Committee.  The Safety Committee is responsible for the Neighborhood Watch Program.
Sustainability Committee - Chair Geoff Horsfall
  • The Sustainability Committee is working to make our neighborhood a greener place! 
Education Committee - Chair Jennifer Arzberger
  • The Education Committee has the responsibility to be the liaison with the Denver Schools in and around the neighborhood as well as working with the Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities on its education initiatives.
Diversity and Inclusivity Committee - Mandle Rousseau
  • This committee identifies inclusion and diversity strengths and opportunities within the work of SUN, and examines SUN to enhance its effectiveness and ability to meet the needs of its diverse community membership. 
 
 

Community Boards and Committees                                    

The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities        
In 1995, the Foundation published the Master Development Plan, commonly known as the Green Book, in partnership with the Citizens Advisory Board (CAB), the Tomorrow Committee and the City and County of Denver.  This partnership successfully encouraged Mayor Wellington Webb and the Denver City Council to officially adopt the Green Book and to create the SDC to implement the vision of the Green Book.  More than twenty years later, the Master Development Plan is still considered a visionary model of how cities can break the pattern of urban sprawl. 
 
Click here to see a presentation done by Rich Gonzales, CFO of SDC on the funding sources for development within the former airport.

SDC

In November 1995, the City and County of Denver and the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) signed a cooperation agreement to create the private, non-profit SDC as a vehicle to lease and sell former airport property. SDC has 11 voting directors. DURA appoints two directors and the Mayor of Denver appoints nine. Denver City Council must confirm all eleven directors. There are five additional ex-officio directors - the Manager of Aviation, the City Council member, whose district includes the property, a member of the Citizens Advisory Board and two persons representing Commerce City and Aurora.

SDC was created to serve as the primary vehicle for selling and leasing airport property and entered into a Master Lease and Disposition Agreement (MLD) with the City in July 1998. The MLD gives SDC the responsibility to maintain and lease the former airport property for 15 years, an option to purchase the property, and the authority to sell parcels for uses consistent with the Development Plan.
The Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) was initially established by Denver Mayor Webb in 1993. CAB’s role changed in 1995 to advise the newly created SDC. CAB members consist of community and business leaders. CAB provides community input to SDC via one non-voting seat on its Board.  Monthly CAB Meetings are generally held the 3rd Thursday each month at 7:30 am at SDC: 7350 E. 29th Ave 3rd Floor CR (29th Ave Town Center).  
 
CAB Housing Diversity Committeeopen 
  • The committee is focused on ensuring the Master Plan goals for housing diversity and the Affordable Housing Plan are achieved.
          CAB Parks Advisory Group (PAG)open 
  • The committee discusses parks issues and opportunities. Focused on ensuring the Green Book and Parks and Recreation Master Plan goals for parks and open space are achieved.  The PAG may discuss City of Denver park issues however, that is not their focus.  Meeting minutes are found here.
          CAB Zoning and Planning Committee - Amanda Allshouse (SUN Contact) 
  • The committee focused on ensuring the Green Book goals for the community are achieved with regard to development.
          CAB Design Review Committee - Open 
  • This committee is comprised of professional architects and development professionals has the responsibility of reviewing all aspects of the development.  These meetings are open to the public but do NOT provide for public comments in the meetings.
Park Creek Metropolitan District (PCMD)/Westerly Creek Metropolitan District (WCMD) - Open
  • PCMD and WCMD are the official government bodies that were establish to monitor and authorize expenditures for the development of the community (including the additional property tax mill levy).
  • All projects funded by public bond money are by law required to set aside 1% for public art.  The Public Art Committee is charged with identifying projects, selecting artist and ensuring proper completion of the projects. As of 2019 the public art committee has disbanded as all funds were spent.