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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