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March 2015 • Online Edition
 

PROFILE ONLINE: Check out our flipbook

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LETTERS:
New garage
stirs debate
on S. Pearl

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BUSINESS: 
Chowder Room
brings tasty
seafood to
S. Broadway

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PEOPLE:
Barela drives
change on
Santa Fe Dr.
and beyond

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READER'S PEN: 
Farming and 
the overuse
of precious
resources

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REP VIEW: 
Your vote 
counts in City 
Council Election

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A Compromise For Sushi Den’s Garage? | Print |  E-mail

Dear Editor:

On Feb. 10 at a City of Denver Board of Adjustment hearing, the owners of the Sushi Den/Izakaya restaurants requested a variance to allow construction of a 35-foot-high parking garage on South Pearl St. That garage would have three floors of parking plus the rooftop. While the current city zoning code does allow for a 35-foot height (MS-2 zoning) with no variance, it only allows two levels of parking plus the roof. The garage would stretch for 144 linear feet on South Pearl, taking place of the former Whole Cat building and existing Sushi Den surface parking. At least 10 residents/property owners from Platt Park attended the hearing and all who spoke, spoke in opposition. These included a representative from the South Pearl Merchants Association. Reasons cited for opposition were:

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False Information re: Colorado Water Plan? | Print |  E-mail

Dear Editor:

The Colorado Water Plan is an important process and document for all Coloradans to pay attention to. Unfortunately, James Eklund, in charge of the plan and director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (WCB) appointed by Governor Hickenlooper, has made several serious false statements about the process and the current draft of the plan.

First, Eklund states that the process that created the draft of the Colorado Water Plan was “grassroots,” when nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that the people who created the plan are self-appointed and purposely kept opposing anti-dam and anti-river-destruction voices from participating in the effort. A river conservation group I represent was purposely excluded from the South Platte Roundtable which wrote the plan for our basin, and a coalition that I formed – which included 18 national, regional, and local environmental groups which oppose new dams and diversions – had absolutely no (ZERO) representation on any of the state’s roundtables which wrote the plan.

 

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