The Astor House is a hot topic this week.


Here’s the rundown on this week’s city meetings.  The meeting packets are all available on the city’s agenda page.  All meetings will be held in City Council Chambers and broadcast live with the exception of Parks & Rec.  That meeting will be recorded (audio only) and posted later.

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  The History Museum Director, Nathan Richie, will report on the status of the Astor House and future plans for the building.  Pat Foss of the Mesa Meadows company will discuss a plan to build condos at 8th and Arapahoe.  The storm drain for Arapahoe Gulch goes through that property, and will need to be moved to the alley.  The DDA board will discuss the possibility of a tax incentive agreement to defray that expense.  The board will also discuss the planned “Mobility Hub” in Parfet Park.  The hub is intended to account for future transit needs, including ride sharing, bike share, and other innovations as well as buses.  They will consider hiring a consultant to help them with this project.

The Parks & Rec Board will meet tomorrow night (Tuesday 8/16) at 7PM.  Nathan Richie will also appear before that board, to present his idea of putting a beer museum in the Astor House.  GreenPlay consultants will provide an update on the Parks Master Plan, and the Parks Director, Rod Tarullo, will provide an update on the Parks Rules.

The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee meets Wednesday morning at 7:30 in City Council Chambers.  Nathan Richie will also talk to this board about future plans for the Astor House.  They will discuss the project revenue for the city’s budget for the next two years.

The Planning Commission will have a study session in City Council Chambers at 6:30PM Wednesday.   They will be reviewing the North Clear Creek neighborhood plan and the budget requests submitted by the other boards and commissions.