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FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021


Last week, the city granted First Universalist Church of Denver, in conjunction with Colorado Safe Parking Initiative, a temporary zoning permit to operate the city’s first overnight “safe parking” site for people living in their vehicles.

People interested in staying at the site must agree to an interview and background check by the church. The permit allows for eight cars and 16 people (two people per car) to stay in the lot from 6 p.m.-8 a.m with “quiet hours” from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Campers, RVs, and individuals under 18 will not be allowed.

While this is the first safe parking site in Denver, it’s joining a list of 10 other sites dotted across the Denver metro area, according to CSPI. When CSPI accepts someone’s application for safe parking, they are sent to the metro location that keeps them closest to their families, work, and support systems.

The new Denver site will have toilets, a trash bin, and a storage shed. It’s set to operate through January 15.

👉 What you can do: Learn more about Colorado Safe Parking Initiative and the resources it provides.

☀️ ☀️ Expect HOT temps breaking into the 90s all weekend with refreshing afternoon t-storms.

— Peyton Garcia, (@peytonmgarcia)


🏡 Affordable housing, is that really you?
This week, Denver welcomed a new income-restricted condo complex to the Central Park neighborhood. All 132 units will be sold to tenants earning 60-80% of the area median income, which caps out at $56,000 for an individual and $72,000 for a household of three. The condos will range in price from $139,500 to $169,500. And bonus: the complex sits right next door to the Central Park RTD station! [Denverite]
👉 What you can do: Check out the brand new Central Park Urban Living Condos for yourself.

🍹 Pop-up cocktail bar opens in Civic Center park
If you ever thought to yourself, “You know what Civic Center needs? A bar,” then your wishes have been granted. Bar Civic, a beach-themed pop-up cocktail bar, debuted at the park Wednesday. Now, passersby at Civic Center can nab beer, wine, or cocktails from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday until September, coinciding with the popular Civic Center EATS. [The Know]

🏈 Broncos ownership lawsuit dismissed
An Arapahoe County District judge has dismissed what was slated to be a four-week trial to determine the future ownership of the Denver Broncos. Two of former owner Pat Bowlen’s daughters allege that their father’s Alzheimer’s made him subject to “undue influence” when he granted ownership to a trust including team president Joe Ellis instead of his children. The dismissal signals that a settlement was reached, but it’s unclear what the agreement may have been. [9News]


Wildfire Smoke, Ski Rock, and That Hotel Bust
20 mins
City Cast Denver producers Paul Karolyi and Xandra McMahon reflect on
the good, the bad, and the unexpected of this week’s news. We also welcome our dear friend donnie betts, who will be guest hosting the show next week — don’t miss it!


+ TONIGHT: Summer Swing at The Lounge
Dance and drink like it’s the 1920 at Reactiv’s first installment of its speakeasy pop-up series, “Summer Swing at The Lounge,” tonight from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

+ SATURDAY: Lavender Festival
Chatfield Farms in Littleton invites you to indulge in a community celebration of lavender. This family-friendly festival will spotlight lavender products made by local growers and artisans, plus music, food, and activities.

+ SUNDAY: National Ice Cream Day
If you’re looking for an excuse to have that extra scoop of ice cream, here it is. Visit these 15 local creameries to celebrate arguably the best holiday of the summer.

+ SUNDAY: Waffles and Jewelry Pop-Up
Stuffed waffles, wine, and local handcrafted jewelry for purchase. Need I say more? Don’t miss this pop-up event at Blanchard Family Wines. 


Photo credit: Peter Kowalchuk via

Get Your Street Art Fix
Our love of murals knows no season, but if you want to see the freshest specimens around town, summer is the time. The Black Love Mural Festival has new installations going up through August 2. To celebrate women and non-binary folks in the mural trade, check out Babe Walls in Arvada, July 15-18 (that’s THIS weekend!).

Awesome right? If you want more of our personal recommendations for summer in Denver, all you have to do is refer one friend to the newsletter with your unique referral link to get the bucket list sent straight to your inbox. (But do it soon if you want the July events!) If you refer more than one friend, you can get other sweet rewards, like a personal shoutout in the newsletter and CCD swag!

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