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Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

Samantha, What is a "tony neighborhood"?

Also, you might want to look at a map of the area around Centennial & Fillmore Street. Th new hospital will be on the WEST side of I-25 in close proximity to Kissing Camels neighborhood. The satellite lots they are using are on the EAST side of I-25. This is the information that was shared with the neighborhood by Penrose:

"Penrose Hospital Implements Stricter Parking Policy to Alleviate Neighborhood Parking
On June 1, 2017, Penrose Hospital will implement new and improved changes to their employee parking policy. These changes are designed to create more parking spaces for visitors/patients and to provide a streamlined accountability system for those who park illegally on campus and in the neighborhood. Employees will now have six free shuttles to ride to and from work, but in order to park on campus, they will need to pay. The Parking Garage Levels 3 5 and the parking lot at the corner of Jackson and Cascade Avenue will be $3/day. Hospital employees can still park for free, first come first served on the hospital curbside of Cascade Ave. or Nevada Ave. As always, our policy states that parking in the neighborhood in front of homes and businesses is not allowed.

The new plan employs a full-time parking manager, Monday Friday, who will monitor parking on the hospital campus from 7:30am 6pm, issue tickets for illegal parking and respond to calls from neighbors who have a hospital employee parking in front of their home. The plan includes stricter ramifications for illegal parking which includes, 1st offense, - written warning, 2nd offense - $250 deducted from paycheck/final written warning, and 3rd offense termination. If you see a hospital employee parking in the neighborhood, please call 719-776-PARK (7275) or send an email to PSFParking@centura.org."

Note that the policy against parking in front of homes and businesses was already in place and that parking on the hospital curbside on Cascade and Nevada is still allowed . Penrose deserves credit for responding to the concerns of neighbors and implementing a policy that deters their employees from parking in front of homes and businesses and leaves plenty of convenient parking on campus for the patients and visitors. This is an example of a institution working to be a good neighbor and I think their efforts should be applauded not criticized.

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Posted by Bob Sullivan on 07/17/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Downtown Partnership makes room for more local food trucks

Let the food trucks park in Acacia Park. They would help activate the park.

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Posted by Bob Sullivan on 04/18/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “New bus route meets opposition from Old North End

As Brian mentioned the proposed changes only affect 1.4 miles of bus route 9 & 19 that pass through a historic residential neighborhood. There are 4 lightly used bus stops on this stretch of N. Nevada. The rest of the route and stops on Nevada between UCCS and Downtown will not be affected by this change and will maintain their 15 minute service. For more information on the ONEN Bus Plan, please visit this website: http://oldnorthend.org/mmt-releases-propos…

It does a much better job of explaining the concerns of ONEN neighbors and the proposed solution to the problem.

There is also a blog with several posts that further detail the extensive process that was used to arrive at the ONEN solution: http://oldnorthend.org/transit-committee-b…

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Posted by Bob Sullivan on 07/14/2016 at 11:49 AM
Posted by Bob Sullivan on 03/06/2015 at 11:32 PM

Re: “UPDATE: CS Public Market to occupy old Gazette building, board member says

Congratulations on being one step closer to making this dream a reality! This may not be in the heart of downtown, but this could spur some great redevelopment of that area and is located right next to shooks run trail and real close to Memorial Park. The old St. Francis hospital next door was purchased by a developer 6 months ago and the lots across Pikes Peak Ave. have been vacant for many year. Let's hope this market becomes a magnet for urban redevelopment just like Pikes Place. Looking forward to biking to this great venue from my house!

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Posted by Bob Sullivan on 09/19/2014 at 1:38 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Ride your bike for once!

Registration is still free through June 22 (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/659272903)

Posted by Bob Sullivan on 06/19/2012 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Old North End Neighborhood Yard Sale

This year's yard sale will be June 16th, 2012

http://oldnorthend.org/?page_id=1241

Posted by Bob Sullivan on 04/12/2012 at 2:53 PM

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