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Bell Tower Appeal Hearing Scheduled

For those of you interested in the appeal to the Landmark Preservation Commission regarding the Lower Downtown Design Review Board’s approval of Buzz Geller’s proposed Bell Tower project, the hearing before the LPC to rule on the appeal is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00 PM in Room 4.F.6 of the Wellington Webb office building, 14th & Colfax.

Several of you wrote letters to the LPC in support of the Bell Tower, but showing up and vocally supporting the project before the Commission could certainly help the cause. You know that the NIMBYs in the Larimer Place condo tower will probably be there in force to oppose the project.

MARCH 12 EDIT: It appears testimony will not be allowed at the hearing, for or against. You can attend the meeting to observe what happens only.

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wish I could go but have to work… maybe you could post a petition for us to sign on the blog and have somebody bring it in for the group?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately, I will be out of town then. Is there a way to submit a letter?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Same…would love to sign a letter due to buisiness trip!

  4. Ken says:

    For those of you not able to make it, you can submit your comments to the LPC by following the link I posted in the last blog on this topic:

    http://www.denverinfill.com/blog/2009/02/bell-tower-update-return-of-nimbys.html

    They are obligated to acknowledge your comments!

  5. HaggaiV says:

    What do we need to do in order to be in the hearing?
    and what can we bring so that we could be heard?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just wondering if there are going to be any updates on buildings on here anymore? There is a building under construction at the corner of 13th and Downing and no news on here? How are all the other buildings doing in the city? What is going on?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Given its proximity to downtown, 13th@Downing probably isn't a priority. But I'd be interested in some information about the hole in the ground at Block 79 (20th@Lawrence).

  8. buzz geller says:

    Ken, correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe any testimory can be heard. That would include people who would like to speak for or against. LPC must make its determination from the minutes of previous meetings of LDDRB.

  9. Anonymous says:

    There was a Feb 14th update on 20th and Lawrence.

  10. Ken says:

    Thanks for the info, Buzz. I suppose, however, that nothing would prevent people from still sending in comments to the LPC via email.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ken…big fan of the website…any chance of Denver getting a 1000' foot tower???

  12. Ken says:

    Not anytime soon.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Did anyone see that the Blue light on the Spire was on last night? That was the first time I had noticed.

  14. SC48 says:

    Hey Ken – in regards to all the talk of a downtown grocery store, a place called "LoDo Market" is getting set to open on Champa between 17th and 18th. It's a small spot, about the size of a 7-11. As a nearby resident, we don't need another 7-11 or Walgreens, but could certainly use a place with some fresh produce – any news on this place? Any idea if it's just another glorified convenience store?

  15. Anonymous says:

    SC48, not sure of what the LoDo Market will carry, but have you tried Cook's Market directly across from Marlowe's? They seem to carry a small, but decent selection of produce.

  16. el tigre says:

    I live in the Chamber Lofts building, where the LoDo Market is located. From peering into the window it looks like a run-of-the-mill convenience store. I haven't spied any refrigeration units that look like they'd house produce or meat or anything like that. I'm baffled as to why they'd bother, with (as you mentioned) 7-11, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid all one block away.
    Cook's Fresh Market really is the best bet for fresh produce in central downtown, they just don't have much of a selection. I'm still praying for a Whole Foods somewhere along 15th…

  17. Anonymous says:

    Did anyone attend the hearing? What was the outcome?