Recent Happenings with UHNA:
We hope that you are having a great summer. The summer has been off to a cool and rather quiet start. CU and the City are preparing for the 4th of July. In addition, here is some recent Hill news.
1. The Tavern on the Hill Restaurant: The owners of the Tavern Hospitality Group presented their business plan and concept to neighbors on June 16th. The public meeting was part of their conditional use review application to allow them to stay open past 11 pm. The proposed hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. They stated that food would be served until 1:00 a.m. on nights they stay open late (they may close early if business is slow), the restaurant will have capacity for about 140 people including a 40-person patio adjoining the sidewalk, and that they would cater to a wide range of clientele. They stated that they would not pursue the space if they can't stay open past 11:00 p.m. The Tavern will be circulating a management plan, which will be forwarded to Hillneighbors. City representatives reassured the audience that the conditional use could be revoked if the Tavern did not execute their management plan.
REV. Aug 15, 2011:
There is a lack of consensus in the neighborhood regarding the Tavern proposal and a 2:00 a.m. closing. Therefore the EC is not taking a position.
2. July 4th: CU's Office of Off-Campus Student Housing is going door-to-door with literature regarding fireworks regulations. If you have time to help with this literature drop, please contact Susan Barkman at
(cc:d above, here).
3. CU-Hill Relations: Bill Shrum, CU student, Hill resident, and chair of Uni-Hill Commercial Area Management has been hired as Director of Neighborhood Relations for CU's student government. He is actively working with Hill businesses and neighbors to improve relations between students and Hill neighbors. He will be sending an email by separate cover regarding his job and accomplishments to date. Feel free to contact him directly with any issues at
4. Office of Off-Campus Student Services: Susan Stafford, head of CU's Office of Off-Campus Student Services works closely with landlords and students. Ms. Stafford will be sending out a letter to UHNA outlining the office's responsibilities and accomplishments. If you have suggestions regarding rentals on the Hill, please forward your comments to the EC or to Susan Stafford directly at
5. Hillneighbors Listserv Protocol and Distribution List: The Hillneighbors listserv is a valuable tool for neighbors to share thoughts about the neighborhood. As there are many new neighbors on the listserv, we thought it would be useful to send a reminder about the listserv:
- Talk about ideas and issues – not people.
- If you wouldn't send the email at work, please don't post it to Hill neighbors.
- City Council and numerous City employees receive all posts. Anything posted to Hillneighbors is logged by the City and considered a public document.
6. Two New Hill Businesses on 13th Street: Look for Red Mango, a frozen yogurt store, and the Pickled Lemon, a Middle Eastern restaurant owned by Udi’s.
7. Traffic Committee: The City continues to review traffic flow through and around our neighborhood and will be conducting more research in the fall when CU is back in session. Photo van enforcement for speed control will continue in areas where it is most efficient, such as 9th Street. Now that Spring has sprung, it is important to make sure Stop signs are still visible to drivers. If you see any Stop signs obstructed by foliage, please call 303-413-7162 to report it to City Yards. If you have problems with parked cars not obeying parking regulations, please call 303-413-7300.
8. Get Your Neighbors on the Listserv! Please make every effort to get your neighbors on our listserv. As you know, we no longer print our newsletters. We are concerned that a number of neighbors do not get UHNA information. Please forward this email to your neighbors and ask them to email Scott Gibbons at
to be included in the distribution list.
9. Volunteers: Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers for the summer 4th of July literature drop. We are always looking for ideas and suggestions, so please email us with your thoughts. If you have time to volunteer on any UHNA committees or Hill issues, we would love your participation.
Enjoy the rest of your summer.