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Merit Award - General Planning Project: City of Aspen Affordable Housing Credit Program

The City of Aspen has launched an innovative affordable housing credit program that provides a new means for meeting the mitigation requirement of new development, while encouraging the private sector to voluntarily develop affordable housing not required for mitigation purposes. The success of this program is evidenced by the quality of planned housing projects that have resulted from this program, and the increased interest in using credits as mitigation.

Honor Award – Innovation/Creative Partnerships & Collaborations: The Bike Depot

The seeds of the Bike Depot project were planted in the mid-1990s when a group of residents created the Park Hill Bike Club. They wanted to provide neighborhood youth with alternatives to gang involvement and substance abuse while providing recreational, educational and employment opportunities for neighborhood youth in an atmosphere of friendship, mutual respect and diversity. Financial challenges led the Park Hill Bike Club to cease operations in 2001, but locals never gave up on the dream of a bicycling center in North Park Hill.

Honor Award – Community Engagement: Boulder Civic Area: The Year of Collaboration

5,000 people between the ages of 5 and 85 collectively helped shaped the plan for Boulder’s Civic Area – a central, iconic public space along Boulder Creek in the heart of downtown Boulder.

Merit Award – Sustainability and Environmental Planning: Decatur-Federal Station Area Plan

Capitalizing on the recently opened West Corridor public transit investment, the City of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department and the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) joined together to take advantage of an unprecedented alliance of federal agencies to transform a neighborhood with the worst performance record in the city and create a more healthy, livable community at the Decatur-Federal light rail station in the Sun Valley neighborhood.

Merit Award - Innovation/Creative Partnerships & Collaborations: Denver Livability Partnership

In 2010, as part of the pilot year for the Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities, the City and County of Denver received a joint Housing and Urban Development Community Challenge Grant ($1.8 million) and Department of Transportation TIGER Grant ($1.2 Million) to expand permanent affordable housing, improve access to jobs and create better multi-modal connectivity along Denver’s transit corridors. This funding helped shape the Denver Livability Partnership, designed to emulate the Federal effort at the local level.

November 7 2014 Board Packet

Board Packet for November 7 2014

Planning & Women Divisions Survey: Aging & Livable Communities

Survey on Aging & Livable Communities
Plannign & Women Division

DCI Development & Improvement Districts Forum December 11th

DCI's Development & Improvement Districts Forums
Healthy Places and Fresh Food Access
December 11th - 3:30 to 5:00

Webinar: Drought Planning Toolbox

Webinar: Drought Planning Toolbox
November 19th
11:00 a.m. MST

WEBINAR: Recent Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program

 Recent Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program: What Can a Planner Do?



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