Cherry Creek Perspective

January 14, 2019

Welcome to Cherry Creek Perspective – monthly news of mobility-related and affordable housing real estate throughout the Denver-metro area, and news of real estate, public sector and economic developments in the southeast Denver – Glendale area, relying in part on articles published in Real Estate Perspective. To read the newsletter easily on a mobile device go to:

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Each business day for Real Estate Perspective, the JRES staff reviews all Denver metro area wide and local newspapers, trade journals, government websites, blogs and other sources for commercial and residential real estate and economic news. News items are condensed into easily readable summaries providing all of the essential facts for the Real Estate Perspective newsletter. And Apartment Perspective, provides a detailed update of Denver metro area apartment rental, vacancy and development/construction activity including proposed projects.

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Denver city planners have released updated drafts of Comprehensive Plan 2040, Blueprint Denver and Game Plan for a Healthy City. The plans include a reader’s guide that highlights what has changed.  Provide feedback at one of four drop-in sessions.

  • Ross-University Hills Branch Library, 4310 E. Amherst Ave., January 10, 5-7 p.m.
  • Decker Branch Library, 1501 S. Logan St., January 15, 5-7 p.m.
  • Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W 46th Ave, January 24, 5-7 p.m.
  • Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd., February 5, 5:30-7:15 p.m.


Housing Colorado’s Annual Legislative Luncheon

When: Thursday, January 31st, 2019 from 12 PM – 2 PM
Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

The 2019 Housing Colorado Legislative Luncheon provides a unique forum for legislators to connect with affordable housing professionals – and to demonstrate Housing Colorado’s diversity and our commitment to secure resources for the development and preservation of affordable housing throughout Colorado. You will have the opportunity to meet and educate legislators on the benefits stable, safe housing brings to the communities and constituents they represent. We also have invited Governor Elect Polis’ staff on the administration’s ideas and positions on affordable housing. Arrive early at 10:30 am for the issues briefing which will cover current and anticipated legislative bills during the 2019 session.


The Road Ahead 2019: The Smart Traveler

Mobility used to be about access to the family car. Today, with more options and technology tools, the smart phone is becoming our access to mobility. Knowing what options are within your reach and evaluating these options based on cost, time and sometimes environmental impact is making travelers wiser and more efficient about their choices.  The Road Ahead brings key policy experts together with community members, elected officials, policy makers, private developers, and transportation industry leaders. The presentations elicit animated dialog from panelists and audience members who have a passion for transportation solutions.

February 28, University of Denver, Sturm Hall, 2000 E Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80210

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Mobility Choice Blueprint – Denver Metro Area – Take the 2nd Quiz to get $1 off your first 3 rides with Lime Scooter!

The Mobility Choice Blueprint is a collaborative strategy to help the Denver metro region identify how to best prepare for and invest in the rapidly changing technology that is revolutionizing transportation mobility. A unique planning and funding partnership of CDOT, DRCOG, RTD and the Denver Metro Chamber is creating the Mobility Choice Blueprint – a coordinated strategic direction for the evolving mobility of the region related to walking, bicycling, driving and transit. The 2030 Blueprint will analyze travel trends and technologies in the region, explore and evaluate various technologies and their implications for mobility, align transportation investments of multiple public agencies and create new planning and implementation partnerships.



transit & community development conference

Come together with professionals who share your dedication to transit, livability and communities. Choose from 75+ thought- and discussion-provoking workshops, ranging from cutting edge policy overviews to practical hands-on strategies. Explore real-world issues and projects across the region via our unique mobile workshops.  Registration Opens May 2019

September 8-11, Vancouver, British Columbia



Last year, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) started an environmental and engineering study for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service along the Diagonal Highway (State Highway 119) between and within the cities of Boulder and Longmont in an effort to address growing congestion and to improve mobility in the region.

Now the agency is asking residents and commuters in the area for their opinions and service preferences with an online questionnaire at:

The questionnaire will be open for comments until Jan. 31, 2019. The website also includes detailed maps illustrating the options showing different route patterns, bus frequency, and number of stops and stations, along with descriptions of the options being considered.



Denver City Council Member Mary Beth Susman reports the water that Denver Water serves to customers does not contain any lead, however lead can enter the drinking water through lead-containing household plumbing and customer service lines. Denver Water sees the most lead service lines in homes that were built before 1951, but lead solder was used in some plumbing up until 1986.
Denver Water provides free water quality tests. The best way to reduce lead in drinking water is to replace service lines made of lead. Denver Water has partnered with Denver Urban Renewal Authority to provide financing for customers who want to replace lead service lines.

Denver City Council Member Kendra Black reports the City and County of Denver is currently in the design phase of creating a safer and quicker High Line Canal Trail connection at Mississippi Ave & Parker Rd by building an underpass. This project will provide a continuous multi-use trail bypassing the busy intersection. A final design is expected to be completed in summer 2019. Construction is expected to begin late fall 2019. The Hampden & Colorado High Line Canal tunnels are in design. Construction is expected to start in 2019. The tunnel at Yale & Holly has not yet been designed, so there is no timeline. The trail segment east of Quebec will be repaved in 2019. Attend an open house:

Wed, Jan. 16, 6-7:30 PM, Galilee Baptist Church (1091 S Parker Rd)

The High Line Canal Conservancy, in partnership with Denver Water and local governments, has been working on a Framework Plan to preserve and enhance this treasured 71-mile greenway. Share your feedback at open houses:

Wed, Jan. 23, 5-7 PM at Euclid Middle School, 777 W Euclid Ave
Thurs, Jan. 24, 5-7 PM at Eloise May Library, 1471 S Parker Rd

The City of Denver’s Loretto Heights Area Plan will begin a series of community meetings on Jan. 15. Since October, the city’s Department of Community Planning and Development has convened three meetings with a 17-member steering committee to explore options for the future of the campus. Historic Denver serves on the steering committee.

Denver City Council Member Paul Kashmann has announced that demolition has begun as the beginning of redevelopment of the former CDOT headquarters at 4201 E. Arkansas Avenue.



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