VRG is developing its property at 2000 South Colorado Boulevard
between 1-25 and the extension of Buchtel Boulevard, under a
Planned Unit Development (PUD) approved by the City and County
of Denver in 1986. On May 9, 1988, VRG returned to the Planning
Department and requested a PUD amendment that would allow a
41% (forty-one percent) increase in square footage. This would
make it possible to raise the height of the two office buildings,
that will be built closest to Colorado Boulevard, from 12
stories to 20 stories. This in turn would cause a traffic
increase that by 1995 would bring about a peak-hour standstill
of traffic at the Colorado intersections with Evans and Buchtel.
All but one of the neighborhood associations bordering the VRG
development has registered opposition to the proposed amendment.
Those of us who oppose the amendment to the PUD do so primarily
because, even though VRG, the City Planning Staff, the City
Planning Board, and the City Department of Transportation all
recognize the traffic problem, they are still willing to proceed
with this project. We feel that it is unwise to pass an
amendment that will increase the traffic problem. The problem
should be solved before allowing an increase in the square
footage of the development.
As a concerned citizen if you are also opposed to the amendment
you can take several important steps to register your opposition:
First: Write our Councilperson,
Mrs. Mary DeGroot
Council District #6
1011 So. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80209
Express your concern to Mary and request that she vote
against the amendment and that she urge her fellow
Councilpersons to also vote against it. If you
know other Councilpersons you may want to write
them also or send them a copy of the letter you write
Second: Attend the City Council meeting on Monday night
November 21, 1988 at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers at
City and County Building, 14th and Cherokee. If you
need a ride contact Nancy Dorn (756-1097).
Third: If you cannot be at the City Council meeting sign a
petition of protest. You can arrange to sign one by
calling either Mary Collison (756-8108) or Eliza Hein
UNIVERSITY PARK EAST ASSOCIATION
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