Platt Park People's Association (3PA) is a registered neighborhood organization with the City of Denver. 3PA represents residents and business owners in Platt Park, bounded by Broadway, Downing, I-25 and Evans.
General meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Fleming Mansion, 1510 S. Grant St. at 6:30 p.m. If you want to have an item considered for the agenda, please e-mail your request one week prior to the meeting to email@example.com.
Platt Park People's Association was founded in response to the number of scrape-offs and intrusive new construction filling our neighborhood--- and in order to get to know our neighbors. Because of the vital interest residents have shown in the re-development in our area of town, 3PA continues its active role in the neighborhood and city government. We are involved in development and zoning issues, including the S. Broadway reconstruction, traffic flow and patterns, Gates redevelopment and the Zoning Code Rewrite; as well as crime and safety issues, and preservation.
In representing the people of Platt Park, we seek to build positive relationships with government agencies, businesses and groups that have interests in our neighborhood. We know changes are inevitable, and we want to do all we can to ensure that those changes are compatible with our way of life and our neighborhood.
Platt Park people have fun, too! We sponsor the annual Picnic in the Park, happy hours, fundraisers and a Holiday Meet and Greet. 3PA also participates in a Halloween event, Fall Harvest Festival and Winterfest on Old South Pearl Street.
Through 3PA you have the opportunity have a voice in what happens in your neighborhood. And, joining 3PA is a great way to get to know your neighbors. Click here for membership information.
How Platt Park People's Association Works
Two Groups In Platt Park People's Association Make Decisions On Behalf Of The Entire Organization: The Board And The Committee For Responsible Development (CFRD).
The Board works somewhat like a city council. voters, or members, elect representatives, or board members. The board solicits input from members on issues, votes or takes a position and reports results to the membership. Here is an example. At the September 2005 general meeting, Cherokee presented its Design Guidelines for redevelopment of the former Gates property west of Broadway. Members provided input at the meeting and the board summarized the members' feedback into a response letter that was sent to Cherokee. Printouts of that letter were available at the October 2005 meeting.
When an issue or a meeting is coming up, the board sends an e-mail alert. Please feel free to e-mail or call any board member with questions or suggestions, so are you free to e-mail your comments to any board member at any time. Contact Us
In abbreviated form, here is an example of how CFRD --- the Committee for Responsible Development -- works. The committee receives notice from the city of a pending variance, sends flyers to immediate neighbors, hears the applicant's presentation at a meeting where neighbors have the opportunity to directly question the applicant, then vote and send a recommendation to the BOA to approve or deny the request, or the committee may vote to not take a position. We report CFRD board actions in the newsletter and on the Web site.Development
Platt Park People's Association is dependent upon volunteers. Joining is the first step to supporting your neighborhood association, but volunteering helps keep the organization going. To volunteer for a committee or project, contact the committee chair. Committees
The by-laws mandate that the board communicate actions to the general membership. All board and general meeting minutes are posted online and we recap actions in the newsletter. We encourage you to e-mail your opinions and suggestions to any board member.
Inter Neighborhood Cooperation (Inc)
3PA is a member of Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC)
The Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC) is the official coalition of Denver RNOs. Doug Farquhar represents Platt Park at the monthly Saturday morning meetings.
The basis for INC is a belief that neighborhood organizations deserve a greater role in city government, as well as a vision that neighborhoods are stronger when they work together and learn from one another. INC organizes committees for special issues such as transportation, education, zoning and public safety; sponsors forums for ballot issues, candidates and city-wide topics; holds meetings with city agencies; places members on task forces; and influences decisions made by government that affect neighborhoods. For more info, visit www.neighborhoodlink.com/denver/inc
Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO)
Platt Park People's Association is a Registered Neighborhood Organization with the City of Denver. About 185 organizations are recognized by the City as representing their neighborhoods.
3PA is divided into zones for distribution of our newsletter and other notices. Do you know your zone? Do you know your 3PA zone captains?
Zone Captain Boundaries
- Terry Heaton Broadway to Logan, 1600 to 2000 south
- Ashley Arroyo Pennsylvania to Clarkson, 1600 to 2000 south
- Susan Shapiro Emerson to Downing, 1600 to 2000 south
- Sophia Stone Pennsylvania to Ogden, I-25 to 1500 south
- Doug Farquhar Broadway to Logan, 1100 to 1500 south
3PA always needs block captains and substitutes who can fill in on an as-needed basis. Block captains deliver newsletters six times a year to their blocks. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
General Meeting Dates
Second Tuesday of every month except July; 6:30 p.m. at the Fleming Mansion, 1510 S. Grant St.
Board Meeting Dates
Fourth Monday of every month except December; 6:30 p.m.; location varies. Email PlattParkPres@3pa.org for more information.