What Are the Neighbors Saying?
Crown Hill Park is technically outside of our borders (MPNO) but a lot of us use and love it nonetheless. There is a movement to halt changes that a lot of us feel will not improve, but rather ruin the natural setting that currently exists. Be sure to voice you opinion here or check out presevecrownhill.org
Good afternoon, Mr. Paulson,
My name is Stacia Bannerman and I am the acquisitions editor for Colorado with Arcadia Publishing. We are eager to find someone who would be interested in compiling a pictorial history on Lakewood's Morse Park Neighborhood. Would this be something of interest to you or could you recommend a good candidate for such a title?
I've been the acquisitions editor for Colorado for about two years now, and have slowly been building up our title list there. This is one of the projects I think would make a great topic, and of course, that's "if" photos are available.
I should emphasize that Arcadia is a traditional publisher and we cover the entire cost of producing, marketing and distributing the book after the author has submitted the images and captions. 8% royalties are paid to all authors on the net sales of each book. This is also an excellent fundraiser for nonprofit organizations or civic groups.
I invite you to visit our website at www.arcadiapublishing.com to see Arcadia’s growing history list and to learn more about the company’s development and direction. If you have any questions regarding our publishing policies or procedures, please do not hesitate to contact me.
All the best,
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The rain garden is scheduled for construction this spring potentially into early summer for the plantings.
The project was approved last year as part of the 2012 Neighborhood Participation Program. Since that authorization, we have been researching both internally and with our engineering consultant how to develop a sustainable and aesthetic “rain garden” at this particular site that will both manage the stormwater flows and be as low-maintenance as possible. These ‘gardens’ are usually installed at a much smaller scale and usually on residential or commercial sites where a higher level of maintenance is available. The Urban Drainage & Flood Control District design guidelines suggest a drainage area of 1-acre or less with a small sediment load. The Morse Park pond collects storm flows from 15-acres and at times carries a heavy sediment load from the parking lot, Allison Street, 20th Ave and the parks maintenance yard. It is and interesting and complex design project. I am in the process of designing several sediment capture features that will help slow the water and catch the sediments (the black yuck that collects in the bottom of the pond) before they can enter the garden. These are the main reasons we are moving slow and trying to produce the best possible design.
We feel we have developed a design that will meet all the needs and hope to construct it when the weather is suitable this spring.
The rain garden concept is not a tree planted area. The area will have a special sandy soil blend for filtering water and growing xeric shrubs, grasses and perennials.
Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks for your interest.
P.S. I am a neighbor who lives in the neighborhood and use the park frequently.
John L. Paliga, ASLA
Lakewood Community Resources
Have you heard? The City is in the process of rewriting the Zoning Code. Go to www.playyourpart.org and find the most recent draft of the ordinance, proposed zoning maps, public comments and frequently asked questions. Some of the proposed changes in the residential districts include renaming zone districts, creating a new district (R-1-9), allowing for rental units and allowing for small animals in what is currently zoned 2R. Learn how the changes might affect you, then weigh in here with your concerns.