17 Nov 2018
Take a moment to get to know the 2018 LCMA Board of Directors candidates (in alphabetical order):
Matt Alcorn (incumbent)
“Drawing from a background in Business, Finance and Real Estate Development, I have served as an LCMA Board of Directors member since early 2015, the Committee chair for Lowry’s Design Review Committee since 2016 and a Building and Grounds Committee member from 2014-2017. I am proud to live in Lowry and am passionate about keeping it a vibrant and beautiful place to live. Of particular interest are topics like child safety, crime and traffic control.”
“I have been a Lowry resident since 2003, I am a licensed Architect in the state of Colorado and I currently work as the Principal and Director of Design for Clutch Design Studio, a Denver Architecture firm. I am a third generation Colorado native and I studied architecture at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
While still a student, I began working as a designer in the Denver architecture firm of Fentress Architects and I have participated in numerous national and international design competitions and have been the lead project designer for several buildings including the LEED Platinum Humanities Gateway at the University of California Irvine and the LEED Gold stem cell research laboratory for the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine adjacent to the Salk Institute in La Jolla. After 18 years with Fentress Architects I help found Clutch Design Studio in Denver in May of 2013. I am also an artist and have won awards with the Art Students League in Denver and the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center in Greenwood Village, as well as received a public art commission from the City of Denver and I show regularly at Space Gallery in the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver.
I was named one of Engineering News Record’s ‘Top 20 under 40’ in 2012, I am a visiting critic to the University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning and a Design Review Board Member for the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority.”
“I have lived in Lowry for over 4 years and would like the opportunity to serve on the LCMA Board. I am an architect and a mother of 4, which means I manage large scale commercial design projects, budgets, and contracts for work and understand the importance of safety, schools, and vibrancy for my family. My primary interest is to continue to have Lowry be a sought out community for both residents and businesses. I want to ensure that we maintain the beauty, value and appeal of our community.”
Joshua Thall (incumbent)
“Having served on the Board for 6 years, 4 of which as its president, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. With over 15 years of experience in the construction and development industry, I have a vast knowledge of development, green building, landscape, and construction management that would be an invaluable resource to the LCMA board. On a daily basis I collaborate with owners, developers, architects, engineers, and city officials to bring both large and small-scale projects to completion on time and on budget. I would use my personal knowledge and industry contacts to help maintain the smart growth and fiscal responsibility we have enjoyed in Lowry since its inception. Between my wife and I, we have lived in Lowry for almost 14 years and have made Lowry our home for the long term. We love the community, the location, the events, the restaurants and all that Lowry continues to provide us, and I feel blessed to do my part to give back to this great community. I am committed to this community and its continued success. I see many great things on the horizon for us, including the continued redevelopment of Boulevard One, increased business presence, and the continued success of our small business retailers and entrepreneurs alike. Lowry provides a unique opportunity to both live and work in a family friendly environment with great access to Downtown and the business district. With continued support from the LCMA, businesses and residents can flourish. I am a passionate individual and especially passionate about helping others and serving my community. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as a member of the LCMA board. Thank you for your consideration.”
“I have lived in Lowry for over 10 years, at 7437 E. 10th Ave. I enjoy gardening, sewing and walking my 2 rescue dogs. For the past 20 years, I have been volunteering at Christ the King Catholic Church and the U.S. Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital. My Juris Doctorate (J.D.) is from the University of Denver, and I am an experienced, self-employed Colorado lawyer. I love my neighbors, and will happily advocate for them.”
03 Oct 2018
October is for Celebrating Halloween *and* Safe Communities
The Denver Police Department has information on their website on how to prevent Neighborhood Crime.
Landscaping: The LCMA has guidelines for good landscape maintenance that also make our community safer. For example, keep trees trimmed to provide eight feet of clearance from sidewalks and streets. The Denver Police Department (DPD) also recommends that you keep bushes trimmed to six inches below windows and three feet from doors.
Lighting and Timers: Motion activated outdoor lighting is very effective in deterring crime. In addition, lights on timers in your home help to set a schedule of activity that is consistent even when you are not present. Leaving porch lights on or having landscaping that incorporates lighting is also recommended. DPD has an extensive list of suggestions around the use of lights, timers, and even radios to deter unwanted activity.
Doors, Windows & Garages: Close and lock doors and windows when you’re away and when you’re home. Making sure that your deadbolt locks meet the criteria for being effective. For window and sliding glass doors it is recommended that you use an additional locking mechanism to ensure security. Keep garage doors closed when not present, even if you only leave for a few minutes. In addition, DPD recommends that garage door openers be removed from your vehicle if your vehicle is parked in front of your home but not in the garage.
House Numbers: The LCMA requires clearly, legible house numbers on the front of the home and, if you have an alley-facing garage, on the garage. DPD also recommends them so emergency personnel can find your home.
Vehicle Safety: Keep vehicles locked at all times and don’t leave valuable items inside. If you park your vehicle in your driveway, make sure it is well-lit or use motion-activated lighting.
Please visit the Denver Police Department’s website for more tips and tricks on crime prevention!
11 Jul 2017
Please take a moment to review the updated LCMA Design Guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns please call Lowry Community Manager, Jennifer Bublitz, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 663-9685.
Park Rules &
Park Use Permits
Did you know that some parks in Lowry are owned by the City of Denver and others belong to the LCMA? LCMA-owned parks are private property for the use of LCMA members, Lowry residents and their guests only.In an effort to inform the community and the public and to better maintain LCMA Park Rules, new signs have gone up in every LCMA-owned park. The LCMA has also implemented a requirement to obtain a Park Use Permit for groups larger than 15 and has published a Park Use Calendar on the LCMA website.
Did you know that very few types of yard signs are permitted in Lowry? The LCMA desires and supports a clean, well maintained and un-cluttered appearance for the Community and, therefore, very few types of yard signs are permitted.
Please go to the Signage Policy to ensure any signs currently in your yard are on the approved temporary sign list. Residents will be given until July 31st to remove any signs that have not been approved. Learn more….
Did you know that LCMA approval is required to paint building and home exteriors, even if the building or home is to be re-painted the same colors? Learn more…
Did you know that because the majority of streets in Lowry are owned, maintained and regulated by the City of Denver, street parking in Lowry is subject to the Denver municipal code? Learn more…
Did you know that a “tree lawn” is the area between a sidewalk and the curb and that any tree lawn adjacent to an owner’s property is the responsibility of that owner to maintain? Learn more…
Windows, Window Screens & Window Treatments
Did you know that you need to submit a Design Review Request to do a full or partial window replacement? Learn more…
Little Free Libraries
Did you know that Lowry has new Design Guidelines for installing Little Free Libraries? Learn more...
Did you know that audible bird deterrents are not permitted in Lowry? Find out who to contact about noise issues, including barking dogs and mechanical noise making devices. Learn more…
Fences, Walls & Handrails
Did you know that you need to submit a Design Review Request to replace all or a portion of your fence or to install a handrail? Learn more….
Did you know that site triangles at corners provide visibility for vehicle, pedestrian and bike traffic? The “line of sight” triangle must have a 10-foot leg from any alley, sidewalk or pathway. Learn more…
Denver Parks & Recreation’s Office of the City Forester recently launched Be A Smart Ash (http://www.beasmartash.org) to educate and inspire Denver residents to join the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which poses a very serious threat to 1 in 6 trees in the City and County of Denver. As part of the effort against EAB, the Office of the City Forester has developed a plan to treat qualified trees in your right-of-way, which is the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street. To learn more about this plan, when your right-of-way ash tree might be treated and your other treatment options, please visit BeASmartAsh.org/treatment-schedule.
Many ash trees in Denver are on private property, so we’re depending on you to help preserve our neighborhood’s tree canopy! The good news is, Being a Smart Ash is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Identify ash trees (resources available at www.BeASmartAsh.org), regularly inspect for signs of EAB, and contact the Office of the City Forester immediately at email@example.com or (720) 913-0651 if trees display any symptoms of EAB infestation.
- Talk to neighbors, friends, and co-workers about EAB. Spread the word and encourage people to visit BeASmartAsh.org for more information.
- Do not transport firewood or other products from ash trees, as EAB larvae stealthily survive and travel hidden under the bark. If an ash tree absolutely has to be moved, the wood must be chipped smaller than one inch.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How did you choose which ash trees to treat?
Healthy ash trees that are 12 inches and larger in diameter at 4.5 feet off the ground were put on a list for potential treatment. From this list, a number of trees were randomly selected in each neighborhood to be treated in either 2016, 2017 or 2018. Every ash tree scheduled to be treated in 2016 was examined by a city arboreal inspector to determine if it was a good candidate for treatment.
What if I have other ash trees on my property?
Residents are responsible for any ash trees on their personal property. Contact a licensed tree care professional to discuss a plan for your ash tree.
There is more than one ash tree on the public right-of-way. Are they all being treated?
To see which right-of-way ash trees are being treated and those that are candidates for future treatment, visit BeASmartAsh.org/treatment-schedule
Why wasn’t my neighbor’s tree selected for treatment?
Due to budget and labor constraints, we are unable to treat every ash tree in the public right-of-way this year. However, we plan to treat more right-of-way trees in the next few years and may include your neighbor’s tree at that time. Visit BeASmartAsh.org/treatment-schedule for an overview of the upcoming treatment schedule.
How effective are treatments?
When properly administered by a tree professional, treatment is over 90% effective.
If my tree is not scheduled for treatment this year, can I do it myself?
Yes, but we strongly suggest you contact a licensed tree care professional to treat your tree. Your tree care professional is required to request a permit from the Office of the City Forester. For a list of licensed tree care professionals, visit BeASmartAsh.org/get-a-tree-professional/.
I already treated the tree. Is the City going to treat again?
No! Please tell us if the tree has been treated so that we don’t double treat. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I refuse treatment?
Yes. If you prefer we not treat your tree, please visit BeASmartAsh.org/optout immediately. Please note: if the health of the tree declines and the tree becomes unsafe, you will be required to remove it.
What are the risks of refusing treatment?
If the tree becomes infested with EAB and is not treated, it will most likely die within 2-4 years. Once the tree dies, it poses a safety risk and depending on the size and location of the tree, safe removal by a tree professional can be costly.
The Lowry Redevelopment Authority (LRA) has completed a mobility study for the 1,866-acre community, started in 1994 and now nearly complete. The study assesses the current multimodal network at Lowry along with planned and recommended improvements.
“Lowry was carefully planned as a walkable, bikeable, transit-served community from the beginning,” said Hilarie Portell, public relations director. “But with the city’s rapid growth, and community concerns about traffic congestion, we wanted to make sure we addressed any gaps and positioned the area for long-term mobility enhancements.”
The study is broken into six parts, with recommendations for short and long-term enhancements. The LRA has committed to numerous short-term actions that can be implemented in coordination with the Boulevard One project build-out by 2020. The document is being shared with community groups, design review committees, RTD and the City of Denver as a resource and to inform future mobility initiatives. An appendix contains information about a wide range of mobilityapps and services.
There are 60 miles of paved sidewalks at Lowry, with planted buffer zones between sidewalks and vehicles.
There are 12 miles of multi-use paths. These are off-road, paved, and accommodate both pedestrians and bicyclists.
All residents are within a 10-minute walk to one of 20 community parks.
Key recommendation: two future development areas should implement the same connectivity and quality of pedestrian environments
9 miles of bike travel on roads with painted bike lanes, bike-friendly roads and multi-use paths.
5 Denver bike routes, with two more planned
Bike racks for up to 300 bicycles
Most destinations are within a 10-minute bike ride.
Three possible locations for future B-cycle stations or bike corrals
LRA will add signage on multi-use paths and bike racks at the Town Center and community parks
Lowry is served by 7 RTD bus routes
There are more than 80 bus stops in and around Lowry, with more than 1,000 daily passengers
The transit system is in place to accommodate future growth and demand.
Three light rail stations located within 5 miles of Lowry will open this spring, providing service to downtown, DIA and southeast business parks
LRA will encourage RTD to increase transit service and amenities as ridership demands grow
Lowry streets extend into the city’s grid network, helping to disperse traffic throughout the day
Most neighborhood streets are posted at 25 MPH, with collectors and arterials posted at 30 to 40 MPH
The LRA will undertake warrant studies at three intersections on Quebec Street to evaluate the need for new or enhanced traffic signals.
The LRA will continue to support the city’s planned improvements to Quebec Street north of Lowry
This is the last mixed-use, multimodal neighborhood built by the LRA
Multi-use trail connecting to the mixed-use center and parks at Lowry and Crestmoor
Bicycle paths, 10 bike parking locations and a repair station
Two sites for electric car charging stations
Bulbouts at key pedestrian crosswalks, to shorten the walking distance and increase safety
The mobility study will be shared with the community design review committee to assist them in evaluating mobility plans by multifamily, mixed-use and commercial developers.
The study will also be shared with Denver’s Department of Public Works for consideration as part of the update to Denver Moves , the city’s pedestrian and bicycle plan.
All the planning has paid off, as Lowry is one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods. “This is consistent with research findings that walkable, ridable neighborhoods are in demand by urban homebuyers, support property values and drive local business,” said Portell.
The Lowry Mobility Study is posted at http://lowryredevelopment.org/wp-content/themes/lowryredevelopment/pdf/lowry_mobility_study_wnext_steps012816.pdf.
It was created with Denver-based Design Workshop.
The Lowry Redevelopment Authority is a quasi-governmental entity created by the cities of Denver and Aurora to redevelop the former Lowry Air Force Base in East Denver. Boulevard One is a 70-acre site at Quebec Street and Lowry Boulevard, 3.5 miles east of the Cherry Creek shopping district. Plans call for approximately 120 single family homes, 230 rowhomes, 450 apartments, up to 200,000 square feet of retail stores and offices, and 13 acres of parks and open space.