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Berkeley Regis United Neighbors (BRUN), is a Denver Registered Neighborhood Organization made up of residents and property owners working together both internally and with other city coalitions to KEEP our neighborhood great by advocating for the community's best interests and organizing events where residents can meet and get to know the great people who live near by.

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  • From the blog

    June 2019 Meeting Minutes

    June 18, 2019 BRUN Meeting Notes

    1. Call to order 6:03pm (Kelly Merrion gavels)
      1. Change of Board announcements and Call for New Members
        • Jeff Stine added to the board
      2. Internal elections for President and Vice President
        • Kelly M. Interim President for one month only
    2. Speakers 6:05 – 6:43pm
      1. Smiley Library Community Meeting Announcement – Hannah Evans
        • 7/2 from 6-7pm meeting to receive feedback on renovation
        • Renovation approved (bond money)
        • Closed from 5/2020 (6 months)
        • Architect (Studiotrope) to present some ideas
      2. Statement by new District 1 Councilwoman – Amanda Sandoval
        • Not present
      3. Historic Berkeley Regis update – Bill Killam and Marie Edgar
        • Presentation update from 5/29 on Berkeley Bathhouse renovation
        • History of bathhouse, how the project meets criteria of 5-year parks plan
        • Community piece as opposed to storage use
        • Park master plan is a decade old, should be updated to include bathhouse renovation
        • Discussion of challenges for this project to be approved
        • Olinger Mortuary to Berkeley Chapel update (Landmark staff found that it is potentially significant in all three categories – Architecture, geography and history)
          • Put in notice that HBR will submit a designation application to extend to July 10th
          • Discussion on what options there are to adjust development plan
          • Path of Landmark status: Landmark staff makes recommendation to city council, city council votes
          • Current development plan does not include anything outside the zoning code and will most likely not look for any variances
          • $875 application fee if a city council person does not submit the application
          • Historic Denver is involved and in support of landmark designation
          • Neighborhood is losing a community asset, hope to get something back from developer to replace and make up for that loss.
          • Online petition to sign and other efforts to get word out via Facebook
    3. Open Mic 6:43 – 6:47pm
      1. Status on Yates hearing
        • Waiting for decision on liquor license decision
    4. Committee Updates 6:48 – 7:45pm
      1. Treasurer
        • BRUN $35 in the red after movie night
        • One new member signed up during movie night
      2.  Events
        1. Attendance for movie was higher but spend was lower
        2. Oriental offered some dates for both July and August if we want to do another movie night
        3. Another poll and time movie night a few weeks after poll
        4. Combine Happy Hour with Movie Night
        5. Matinee options? Video Gaming night to encourage a teen population?
      3. Zoning
        1. New chair (Dave Marshall)
        2. Setting up standing meeting, encourage attendance and engagement
        3. Establishing a standing committee group based on attendance that are allowed to vote
        4. Open forum, involvement encouraged
      4. INC Meeting update
        • June 1st meeting update:
          1. National Western Stock Show Complex rezoning
          2. Sloan’s Lake rezoning (neighborhood organizations opposing development plans)
          3. Group Living Task Force (proposing develop criteria for free standing SRO)
          4. Landmarks Ordinance Update (from three points to 10 points – add items such as cultural significance, would make designation more difficult)
          5. Proposed text amendments for large developments
      5. Membership
        1. Goals for the year
          1. Looking at ways to expand membership (Looking at different models – present proposal in July)
      6. Communications
        1. No Update
      7. Regis Community Alliance
        1. Build more support within community to promote the sustainability of the community including small business needs
        2. Working on a survey to better understand needs
        3. Addressing safety along Federal BLVD
        4. Working with Walk Denver to create a partnership
        5. Affordable Housing
        6. First Tuesday of the month standing meeting (No July meeting)
      8. Denver Sustainability
        1. Annual Summit on 12/5 (can recommend topics for consideration)
          1. org/sustainability
        2. Denver hosting an organization called “10 10 10”
          • Tech organization that discusses very difficult problems
          • Focus on climate and water event in November
    5. Adjourn 7:49pm
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    May 2019 Meeting Minutes

    May 21, 2019 BRUN Meeting Notes

    1. Call to order 6:05pm (Kasi gavels)
    2. Speakers 6:05 – 6:57pm
      1. Bathhouse revitalization project – Noel Copeland and Marie Edgar
        • Show BRUN what the bathhouse used to be and what it might be
        • Asking for BRUN’s support of revitalization project in the form of a letter
        • Potential as a community center and many other public uses, augment Scheitler Rec. Center
        • Looking at other city examples such as city park pavilion, Wash Park boat house, etc.
        • Serious need for this type of quality facility
        • Currently being used as storage by Park and Rec, offices for First Tee Program temporarily
        • Time frame for renovation: October
        • Potential funding via measure 2A?
        • Background on Historic Berkeley Regis (HBR) by Marie
        • Master Plan overview (recommended uses for Bathhouse)
        • Task force assembled (5) to educate the neighborhood
        • On the National Register of Historic Places
        • $1,500,000 estimated budget to renovate it
      2. Regis Economic Development Study – Susan Scherer, Director of Community Relations
        • What should Regis’ role be in the community? How can it contribute to the “local” economy?
        • Are local businesses important to Regis? Yes
        • Needed to understand what the local economy is.
        • Present initial findings and gather feedback
        • Looked at small businesses (food, fitness, retail) Lowell, Tennyson and Federal corridors
        • “Stroad” (Street-road) idea that does not do a great job of supporting commerce
        • Case study and outreach with Berkeley business association
        • Draft 30-page report with survey results and findings
        • Looked at Stanley Marketplace and others as case studies
        • Presented opportunities and how Regis can support
      3. Historic Berkeley Regis update – Bill Killam
        • Bathhouse topic
        • Brewery Award
        • Yates Theater project
        • Mortuary (46th and Tennyson) just sold to a developer this weekend
        • Documenting some of the houses and historic character of the neighborhood (windshield survey)
    3. Open Mic 6:57 – 7:51pm
      1. Community Updates
        • District 1 and County Clerk and Recorder Runoff Debate – May 22, 6:30 p.m., Regis University
        • BRUN Movie Night at the Oriental – The Princess Bride, June 10, 6:30 p.m.
        • Yates Tavern Cabaret and Liquor License Hearing, rescheduled for June 13, 6:00 p.m., Wellington Webb Building, Second Floor
          • GNA finalized and posted
          • Extensive conversation about Yates Tavern GNA development and negotiation process
      2. Committee Updates 7:51 – 8:02pm
        1. Treasurer
          1. No update
        2. Zoning
          1. 4425 Winona Ct ADU Variance (Unanimous support from BRUN vote)
        3. Regis Community Alliance
          1. No update
        4. Denver Sustainability
          1. No update
    4. Adjourn 8:02pm
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  • Upcoming events

    BRUN Monthly Meeting
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Meeting in classroom behind church - look for sign. Enter from 44th Ave.

    If you have an idea for an event, drop us a note at brunrno@gmail.com.

    BRUN typically meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Holy Family classrooms behind the church. On occasion, the meeting may be canceled due to holidays and/or special events. Please check the BRUN schedule to verify time/location and/or send an email to info@berkeleyregisneighbors.org to confirm meeting time/location.

    If you would like to be added to the agenda, please send an email to info@berkeleyregisneighbors.org to discuss your issue and to be added to the agenda. For each meeting, there is time allocated at the end of the meeting for public comment and general neighborhood concerns. Some issues may best be addressed at the Committee level and we will decide which option is best based on individual needs, circumstances and timing.

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    BRUN Monthly Meeting
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Meeting in classroom behind church - look for sign. Enter from 44th Ave.

    If you have an idea for an event, drop us a note at brunrno@gmail.com.

    BRUN typically meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Holy Family classrooms behind the church. On occasion, the meeting may be canceled due to holidays and/or special events. Please check the BRUN schedule to verify time/location and/or send an email to info@berkeleyregisneighbors.org to confirm meeting time/location.

    If you would like to be added to the agenda, please send an email to info@berkeleyregisneighbors.org to discuss your issue and to be added to the agenda. For each meeting, there is time allocated at the end of the meeting for public comment and general neighborhood concerns. Some issues may best be addressed at the Committee level and we will decide which option is best based on individual needs, circumstances and timing.

    RSVP
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