The proposed University Park Historic District is entering the final phases and will soon begin moving through city approval processes. The UPCC Community Preservation steering committee has met with every eligible property owner and is grateful to those who expressed a desire to be included.
Denver’s Landmark staff will be sending out an informational letter to each of those owners who expressed a desire to be included in early February, and each property will be posted by the city on Feb. 16. You’ll be seeing these signs scattered around the neighborhood since this is a noncontiguous, or thematic district. The history of each property had to meet a high bar to qualify, and each relates to our early founders and developers, our origins with DU and Methodism, or architecture which was at the forefront of design at the time. Together these properties tell the story of our development as a “college town within a city.”
Public hearings will follow in March at Landmark Preservation Commission and Planning Board, with final approval by City Council in April. Stay tuned for updates in upcoming E-News and UpWords!