Neighbors for

Greater Capitol Hill

A Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO)

For people wanting to be involved in setting a direction for the greater Capitol Hill neighborhood

Who we are:

A group of neighborhood activists who believe that more focus is needed on Greater Capitol Hill's core issues of:

  • Zoning

  • Transportation, including walking, biking, transit and - yes - even driving. This includes parking issues, which create headaches throughout our neighborhood.

  • Historic Preservation, because our neighborhood is host to so many historic structures, including some iconic ones.

  • Licensing, including for establishments that sell alcohol and marijuana.

The boundaries of Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill are generally: York/Josephine Streets on the east, 6th Avenue on the south, Broadway on the west, and Glenarm Place/23rd Avenue on the north.

Become a Member of Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill

We will do our best to keep you informed and represent the interests of the residents of Capitol Hill. Individual memberships are just $10 for the calendar year beginning January 1.

Download the application at https://tinyurl.com/s5caf79 and mail it with your check.

We accept donations, too!

Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill

P.O. Box 18516

Denver, Colorado 80218


Officers:

  • President: Brad Cameron

  • Vice President: Caroline Schomp

  • Secretary: Michael Henry

  • Treasurer: Hilleary Waters

Board members: Shayne Brady, Mike Harr, Matt James, Kevin Logan, and Kathleen Reilly

Committees:

  • Historic Preservation - chaired by Michael Henry.

  • Zoning, Land Use, Transportation & Licensing: co-chaired by Brad Cameron, Shayne Brady, and Kevin Logan.

  • Communication: chaired by Caroline Schomp.

This slate of members was re-elected to serve through 2021 at the Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill annual meeting on November 19.

City Looks to Set a New Direction for Denver's Civic Center - You Can Participate

What do you imagine for the next 100 years of Civic Center? Please join us for the first public workshop to learn about the history and current conditions and share your feedback for the future of Civic Center. Civic Center Next 100 takes the 2005 Civic Center Master Plan and brings it to life for the Denver of today and the generations to come. Located at the heart of the city and surrounded by many of our key civic and cultural institutions, Civic Center has served as Denver’s most significant gathering spot for cultural events, festivals, and First Amendment rallies for over 100 years. It is Denver’s first National Historic Landmark and honoring its history is critical as we envision its future. The project partners are working together to create a vision for key features of Civic Center that will accommodate its traditional uses and also encourage daily active use. Learn more about the project here.

WHAT: Civic Center Next 100: Civic Center Park + Bannock Street Concept Design | Public Workshop #1

WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM

WHERE: Join the meeting here: https://link.livable-cities.com/civic-center-next-100

Join by phone:720-928-9299 (Webinar ID: 837 6005 4017)

Minutes of Board and Annual Meetings of Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill

I. MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING OF NEIGHBORS FOR GREATER CAPITOL HILL – SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 – 5-pm - Conducted via ZOOM

President Brad Cameron called the Zoom meeting to order at 5:00 pm. Board Members Caroline Schomp, Michael Henry, Hilleary Waters, Shayne Brady, Matthew James and Mike Harr were also present.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously passed to move the NGCH checking account from the Bank of Denver, where the time of our free checking account had expired, to Bellco Credit Union, with authorized signers Hilleary Waters, Brad Cameron, Caroline Schomp and Michael Henry.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously passed to authorize payment for a regular unlimited Zoom account for NGCH which can be used for board meetings, annual meetings and neighborhood assembly meetings. Brad Cameron will learn how to manage the meetings.

Brad Cameron recounted some of our activities since the last NGCH board meeting, including a letter to City representatives encouraging the allowance of camping for homeless persons on Bannock Plaza )the recently blocked-off street between West 14th Avenue and West Colfax) and a Good Neighbor Agreement with Sexy Pizza at East 11th Avenue and Ogden regarding limiting the hours of service at a newly-applied-for outdoor patio.

Brad Cameron reported that Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (of which NGCH is a member) for several months has been discussing a requirement that all INC member organizations should adopt an anti-racist policy. Michael Henry and Matthew James indicated that they would work to develop such a policy for NGCH to consider. (NOTE: Since the INC position has not yet been finalized, this has not yet been developed.)

II. MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING OF NEIGHBORS FOR GREATER CAPITOL HILL – DECEMBER 3, 2020 – 6pm – Conducted via Zoom

President Brad Cameron welcomed approximately 35 participants and then asked Michael Henry to manage the discussion so that he could handle the technical aspects of the Zoom discussion.

Michael Henry introduced the guest speaker, District 10 City Councilman Chris Hinds, who was elected in June 2019. He spoke for about 20 minutes regarding the major priorities for himself and the city government, especially how to deal wih the Covid 19 pandemic, homelessness and affordable housing. He then responded to questions from participants.

Brad Cameron and Michael Henry reported on several activities and accomplishments of Neighbors for reater Capitol Hill in the last year.

Brad Cameron nominated the following to serve as board members of NGCH for one-year terms: Brad Cameron, Caroline Schomp, Hilleary Waters, Michael Henry, Kathleen Reilly, Shayne Brady, Matthew James and Mike Harr. The participating members of NGCH moved, seconded and unanimously approved those nominees by acclamation.

III. Motion regarding Rezoning of Patterson Inn at 420 East 11th Avenue

Background – The Patterson Inn, also known as the Croke-Patterson Mansion, is a designated Denver landmark. For the last few years it has been operated as a bed-and-breakfast and has been allowed to serve alcohol only to guests of the bed-and-breakfast. It is currently zoned G-MU-5, UO3. The owner reached out to engage Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill in a discussion of his intention to apply to rezone the property to G-MX-3, which would enable addition of 2 additional guestrooms and service of alcohol to members of the public. The owner proposed several conditions that would protect neighbors from undesirable impacts.

On November 8, 2020, Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill conducted an online Zoom discussion at which the owner and his consultant discussed the proposed rezong and answered questions from many nearby neighbors. There were 16 neighborhood participants in the discussion. NGCH had leafleted many nearby neighbors and apartment buildings to invite them to the Zoom neighborhood assembly. Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill strongly believes that registered neighborhood organizations should contact nearby neighbors to inform them of significant rezoning proposals and get their opinions before taking a positions.

None of the attendees expressed any objections to the proposed rezoning. The nearby attendees also indicated that they had had no problems of any sort with the operation of the Patterson Inn by the current owner.

As a result, Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill expresses its support for the proposed rezoning of 420 East 11th Avenue.

We welcome your support! Please join, or renew your membership, by printing, filling out and mailing the application below. Please note that membership is NOT required in order to attend the Annual Meeting, but is to vote for the Board.

The geographic boundaries for NGCH are: (i) on the west - Broadway; (ii) on the north - 20 th Avenue east of Broadway to Glenarm Place, Glenarm Place to 25 th Street, 25 th Street to Washington Street, Washington Street to 23 rd Avenue, and 23 rd Avenue east to York Street; (iii) on the east - York Street north of 18 th Avenue and Josephine Street south of 18 th Avenue; and (iv) on the south - 6 th Avenue.

SEE our logo for a picture of our boundaries.