Update provided by the City and County of Denver
Central Park Boulevard Project Update- May 26, 2011
The time has now come to set the girders and deck panels for the new Central Park Boulevard Bridge over I-70. On Friday night June 3 we will be closing down the highways around the Central Park Boulevard Interchange project starting with a single left lane on I-270 EB at 6 PM. Then, the I-70 EB and WB closure will start being implemented at approximately 10 PM but the detour and complete closure of the highway will not start until midnight. It will be picked up by 7 AM Saturday.
Saturday 6/4 will be similar, however we will start a little earlier with the lighter weekend traffic. I-270 will still get a single left lane at 6PM, but I-70 EB and WB will start being implemented with a single left at 8PM, and progress to a full closure at 10PM. It will be picked up by 7AM on Sunday.
Sunday night 6/5 into Monday and Monday night 6/6 into Tuesday will also have similar closures. Sunday night will start early again (10PM full closure), Monday night full closure will not take place until midnight. These both will be picked up earlier, by 5AM on the weekday mornings of 6/6 and 6/7.
I-270 WB will not be affected.
The on and off-ramps will be used as the detours for the full I-70 closures. I-70 will be constricted down to one lane and then we will take traffic off on the ramps. They will go through the new diamond interchange and down the off-ramp back onto I-70. Pretty straightforward, but is strongly suggested traffic take alternate routes, especially the time-sensitive airport traffic on I-70 EB.
for more information, please visit http://www.denvergov.org/capital_projects_center/ProjectsinProgress/CentralParkBoulevardInterchange/tabid/431817/Default.aspx
Sorry, this morning's posting is about Denver politics instead of real estate, but I can't help myself. And in the interest of full disclosure, I've known Councilman and Mayoral Candidate for several years and support his candidacy because I know the kind of person and leader he is.
Chris Romer, Denver Mayoral candidate and son of former Colorado Governor Roy Romer, has spent his campaign portraying himself as an outsider who can come into Denver government and shake things up. He has touted his career as an Investment Banker - when was the last time anyone viewed investment banking positively? - and his four years as a State Senator.
This morning I saw a new Romer commercial where he attacks his political opponent Michael Hancock as practicing 'politics as usual.' Romer's charge is based on Hancock's politically unpopular decision as a Denver Councilman to vote in favor of future pay increases for Denver's Council, Mayor, and a handful of other positions (although he said he would not accept the increase if elected Mayor). Somehow it is hard to say that making an unpopular decision because you believe it to be the right one qualifies as 'politics as usual.'
To this Denver voter, here are better examples of 'politics as usual:'
- Going negative as early in the campaign as possible. While Hancock runs inspiring ads about his background and releases plans for his first 100 days in office, Romer uses his fundraising advantage to launch negative ads about his opponent instead of talking about his own plans for the City.
- Ripping a campaign opponent during the election and then cozying up to him when it becomes politically favorable. During the first round of voting for Denver Mayor Romer was on the offensive, attacking opponent James Mejia. During one event Romer accused Mejia of waffling on issues, at one point stating, 'I’d also like to point out one of my colleagues up here has had three answers on this question: Yes, no and maybe.” Of course when it was time to seek former-candidate Mejia's endorsement, Romer decided to make Mejia Chairman of Romer's campaign and offer him a position in Romer's administration if elected. Afterwards (remember, politics as usual), Mejia accepted the offer and endorsed Romer.
- Waffling positions on issues while accusing others of doing the same. Remember Romer's comment about 'yes, not and maybe?' Funny how Romer's public stance on eliminating the position of Manager of Public Safety changed quickly when he wanted endorsements from Mejia and another former candidate Theresa Spahn - both of whom disagreed with Romer's position. This after Romer's comments on election night as reported by the Colorado Statesman: 'You’ll always know where I stand,” he said. “We may not always agree, but I will have the tough decisions and I will know how to say ‘no’ in city hall.'
- Jumping on the bandwagon of hot-button issues like medical marijuana as Chris Romer did while in the State Senate. Romer burst onto the medical marijuana scene in late 2009 - and announced his Mayoral candidacy in 2010. I'd love to say something here about Romer's stance on cupcake trucks (highlighted in an early campaign ad), but I have trouble putting 'hot-button issue' and 'cupcake truck' in the same thought.
C'mon Chris, get real. The race to the June 7 election is a sprint and we need to hear what you really believe in. Denver voters deserve better than mud-slinging ads and, in your own words, 'politics as usual.'
Open House - Saturday May 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
7937 E 24th Place, Denver CO 80238
This rare four bedroom home is filled with custom upgrades, inside and out, and is located in a fabulous Stapleton neighborhood.
The main floor features rich hardwood floors and an open floorplan. The gourmet kitchen, with striking wood cabinets, slab granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a large island, opens to the breakfast area and living room with fireplace. There is also a formal dining room and a study with French doors. Upstairs are four bedrooms, including a large master suite with five piece bath and walk-in closet.
The yard offers a custom deck with room to relax or entertain, and an oversized two car attached garage. This home is extensively wired for media, inside and out.
Located in an established Stapleton neighborhood, this home is close to parks, pools and schools, and offers an easy commute to Downtown Denver, the Anschutz / Fitzsimons Medical Campus, the Denver Tech Center, or DIA.
The Food Network will be filming for season 2 of 'The Great American Food Truck Race' this weekend in Denver!
Exact location for the trucks seems to be hard to come by. It looks like participants are not allowed to tweet or facebook their locations directly, but they are partnering with local vendors who CAN make announcements!
DenverStreetFood.com seems to be doing a good job of posting updates as soon as info is known.
The Food Network hasn't confirmed the participants, but here's what the blogs are saying:
- Hodge Podge, Cleveland, Ohio
- Korilla Barbecue, New York
- Roxy's Grilled Cheese, Boston, Massachusetts
- Devilicious Food Truck, San Diego, California
- The Lime Truck, Irvine, California
- Seabirds, Orange County, California
- Cafe con Leche, Van Nuys, California
Just Listed in Stapleton!
Fabulous townhome, one block from Puddle Jumper Pool and a few blocks to Bill Roberts and Westerly Creek Elementary Schools and the Denver School of Science and Technology. Two bedrooms plus loft with private balcony, 2 1/2 baths. Hardwood floors, granite counters, fireplace in the living room.
Showings begin today!
8893 E 24th Place, Unit 101 - offered for $249,900
This charming brick ranch is located on a large corner lot in Denver’s Montclair neighborhood. Featuring hardwood floors, an open floorplan, and an updated bathroom, this home is ready for you to move-in!
There are two bedrooms, a living room with fireplace, dining area, and a separate family / sun room. The attached garage also offers additional storage. The corner lot with a large fenced yard provides additional room to grow.
Located in a great Denver neighborhood, this home offers an easy commute to Downtown Denver, the Anschutz / Fitzsimons Medical Campus, the Denver Tech Center, or DIA.
OPEN HOUSE - Sunday May 1, 2011 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm
796 Kearney Street, Denver CO 80220