ONEN Accomplishments

ONENAccomplishments

Notable Achievements of the Neighborhood Organization

  • Established the North End National Register Historic District in 1982. Expanded this district in 2015
  • Developed the city’s first neighborhood initiated master plan – adopted by City Council in the early 1990s
  • Supported Overlay Zoning for the North End National Register Historic District in order to maintain the historic and architectural integrity of the neighborhood. Adopted by City Council in October 2000
  • Set up tree spraying arrangements for neighborhood trees. Commercial spraying is provided at group rates
  • Established group rates for neighborhood trash collection when specific haulers are used
  • Worked to achieve more appropriate designs for the Nevada, Cascade and Uintah Street bridges
  • Was instrumental in the re-designation of Nevada Avenue from a major to a minor arterial, to its transfer from state to city control, and for its removal from truck route status
  • Led the endeavor to design, fund and construct Steele School Park. Completed in 1997, the park includes a gazebo, landscaping and an antique light. District 11 handles ongoing maintenance and in 2015 installed new sod, landscaping, concrete around the gazebo, picnic tables and fencing along the east-west sidewalk.
  • Continues to maintain support of residential zoning in the neighborhood
  • Worked with various city departments to remove overhead wires and utility boxes, install historic-style street lights at key intersections, build bump outs for pedestrian safety, and provide for new upgraded vegetation
  • Initiated a Greensprings planting of 4,000 trees in Monument Valley Park and extended corridors
  • Continuously work with institutional entities  in and around the neighborhood (i.e. Penrose Hospital, First Lutheran Church, Colorado College) to achieve solutions more compatible with our residential, historic neighborhood.
  • Worked with the City to install historic-looking street lights on N. Tejon St.—2007.
  • Annual ONEN Tree Program
  • Annual Sidewalk Improvement Program since 2010
  • The addition of four new speed bumps to Wood Avenue
  • The establishment of a fund at the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, “The Old North End Neighborhood Fund,” to accept contributions to protect and enhance the quality of life in the ONEN.
  • The funding and establishment of a “Security Patrol” to provide an increased level of safety services throughout the neighborhood with patrols three times each day covering the complete ONEN.
  • Installed Neighborhood Entryway Signs (2013-Nevada Ave & Uintah St, 2014-Nevada Ave & Lilac St, 2015-Wahsatch Ave & Uintah St).
  • Partnered with City Traffic Engineering Division to install historically appropriate street signs throughout the neighborhood (2011-2013)

Year-specific accomplishments:

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