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:
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
President: Brad Cameron
Vice President: Caroline Schomp
Secretary: Michael Harr
Treasurer: Hilleary Waters
INC Delegates: Michael Henry, Brad Cameron
Board members: Shayne Brady, Michael Henry, Matt James, and Kathleen Reilly
Historic Preservation - chaired by Michael Henry.
Zoning, Land Use, Transportation & Licensing: co-chaired by Brad Cameron, Shayne Brady.
Communication: chaired by Caroline Schomp.
Snow's Headed Our Way - Be Sure You Know the Removal Rules
Latest Planning Department Proposal Increases Risk to Cheesman Park View Plane
In 2020 Denver's Community Planning and Development (CPD) unveiled its rezoning proposal for the Golden Triangle. Included were so-called "Point Towers" up to 300 feet tall. NGCH raised a concern that such tall buildings would significantly impair the mountain views from Cheesman Park, especially if they were located at the south end of the Golden Triangle.
Back then CPD failed to model how such tall buildings at the south end of the Golden Triangle would appear from Cheesman Park, so NGCH got an independent architect to take a look. Below is the result. As you can see, there would be significant impairment of Cheesman's mountain view. And remember - this is for only 300 foot tall towers.
This modeling was shared with CPD, and, after some discussion, it was hoped that the rezoning proposal would evolve to add protections to Cheesman Park's mountain view.
WRONG! On February 16th CPD released its "Preferred Zoning Strategy - Interim Report 3" regarding the Golden Triangle, a copy of which is attached. The pertinent portion about Cheesman Park's mountain view is on approximately page 9 of the Report.
Incredibly, CPD has increased the allowed height of "Point Towers" from 300 to 325 feet!
ACTION NEEDED - CPD is still soliciting comments, and has a survey on its website for people to respond. Alas, the survey fails to mention the Point Tower issue. But, it does have a box at the end to write in comments. A link to the survey is here -
Also, comments can be sent to our City Councilpersons. Here is their contact information:
Councilman Chris Hinds - Chris.Hinds@denvergov.org
Councilwoman Debbie Ortega - OrtegaAtLarge@Denvergov.org
Councilwoman Robin Kniech - email@example.com
Transportation Planners Want Citizen Input on Bikeway Updates
The City is underway planning multimodal transportation projects in the North Pearl neighborhood and we want to hear from you to help shape these projects! Your input will help guide how transportation is improved throughout the City.
You can provide your feedback today by taking one of our concept design surveys linked below. We’ve identified you as a stakeholder of the N Pearl St/E 11th/Emerson project. (If you want to take more than one survey, we would love to hear from you on multiple projects!) We hope to gather as much input as possible to best inform our design plans in the next stage of these projects. Please encourage your neighbors, friends, residents, and constituents to participate by completing their neighborhood survey.
A Stakeholders meeting will be held on April 14th from 5:30-7pm and a virtual open house for the greater public will be on April 27th from 5:30-6:30pm to present information about the Community Transportation Network and take a deeper dive into these projects! More information to come on how to join in on those meetings.
Thank you for your support and feedback!
Minutes of Board and Annual Meetings of Neighbors for Greater Capitol Hill
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.