Friday, June 29, 2007

Civic Center Stakeholders Meeting July 11, 10 AM

As many of you have learned in presentations from the Colorado Historical Society or in media reports, the Colorado History Museum is exploring relocation options stemming from the State’s need to expand its judicial facility that currently shares the block with the Colorado History Museum, as well as ongoing programmatic studies dating back to 1998, in which the Colorado Historical Society has been reviewing their existing and future programmatic and site requirements.

The State of Colorado and the Colorado Historical Society have identified and evaluated eight potential sites for a new Colorado History Museum, and one of the options involves Denver’s Civic Center Park.

The City of Denver and the State of Colorado want to get stakeholder feedback on the desirability of this collaborative opportunity and solicit input on potential issues and opportunities including the organization of additional public processes.

Denver Parks and Recreation, the Civic Center Conservancy,

the Colorado Historical Society and the Colorado Judicial Department

Invite You and Members of Your Organization

to a

Civic Center Park Stakeholders Meeting

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

10 a.m. – 12 noon

Colorado History Museum Auditorium, 1300 Broadway

RSVP to Helen Kuykendall at or 720-913-0630

The Colorado Historical Society and its representatives will detail their processes to date, provide an overview of the various locations under consideration, and describe the Civic Center opportunity and their conceptual programmatic ideas for a new Museum.

The City of Denver and the Civic Center Conservancy are eager for your feedback as to how this potential opportunity relates to the community’s goals of restoration and activation of Civic Center Park.

City and State officials will be prepared to answer questions relating to the Civic Center Master Plan, public and legislative processes, financing, logistics, etc.

We look forward to your feedback on this idea and what issues and opportunities should be considered. All parties are committed to a public process which your input will help shape.

Monday, June 18, 2007

New articles

As always, Civic Center Friends prints both sides of issues concerning Civic Center in our effort to inform the public. We have posted recent articles about Civic Center on the links column to the right. Take a look at recent articles from the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. Former City Council member Susan Barnes-Gelt's opinion piece, Putting "Civic" Back in the Center is listed under links and Mary Voelz Chandler's recent articles in the News will give some information on a proposal to move the Colorado History Museum to Civic Center Park. Post your comments here and let us know what you think.

Civic Center Farmers Market

Now is the time for all friends of Civic Center to visit the Farmers Market and Cafe, every Wednesday in the summer from 11-2. Buy fresh Colorado produce and specialty foods to take home. Stay for lunch from local vendors or just enjoy an iced coffee, fresh lemondade or a fruit drink sitting in bistro chairs in the shade of umbrella tables near the fountain. It is a great way to let the city know this is an important city asset that benefits from activities that encourage usage.