Due to space limitations in last month’s edition of The Neighborhood Gazette, we left out the names of sponsors who made the Prospect Valley Elementary School Garden a reality. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the school on May 10.
They are: WholeKids Foundation, Jeffco Healthy Schools, Pavestone, JSC Fence, Timberline Gardens, Toro, O’Tooles Garden Center, Home Depot, Echter’s, Burpee Seeds, and most of all Root Landscape and Design. Also, Amy Root and her crew designed and constructed the garden.
Due to an editorial oversight, the names of nearly half the signatories of a “38th Avenue Retrofit Endorsement Letter” to Wheat Ridge City Council were omitted from last month’s edition of The Neighborhood Gazette.
We erroneously reported that 18 entities had signed on to the document. There are 32.
The 14 supporters left out are: Applewood Quality Builders (AQB Concrete); Bare Laser LLC; Blue Sky Home Group; Colorado Plus.Net; Elixir Pilates & Wellness; Genova Engineering; Groundwork Denver; Jefferson County Open Space; Posey Girl Floral Design; Right Coast Pizza; Teller Street Gallery & Studios; Walk Denver; Wazee Partners; and Wheat Ridge Business Association.
The 18 signatories published last month are Aging Well In Jefferson County, Colorado; City of Wheat Ridge Office of the Mayor; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment; Compass Construction; Cress Kitchen & Bath; 1stBank; Jefferson County Public Health; Kevin Robb; LiveWell Colorado; MIG; Options Healthcare Group; PSD; Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership; Vinylworks Signs & Graphics; Wheat Ridge 2020; Wheat Ridge Cyclery; and Wheat Ridge Professional Pharmacy.
We also misquoted Ted Heyd of the 38th Avenue Leadership Committee. He actually said that the bulk of the less-than-positive feedback on the project arises from the claim that reduced vehicle capacity [not volume, as reported] on the roadway limits business on the corridor.
We stand corrected.
In last month’s front page of The Neighborhood Gazette was an article “Support Shown for 38th Avenue” written by J. Patrick O’Leary, [regarding] the endorsement letter signed by 18 regional businesses and organizations in support of the roadway on 38th Avenue. Let’s take a look at some of the ones who signed it. Colorado Department of Public Health, Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment, 1st Bank, Regional Institute for Healthy Environmental Leadership, Live Well Colorado, Jefferson County Public Health and Aging Well in Jefferson County. All have a right to support the project. Now the problem – none of these groups have a business or home in the location of 38th Avenue that the changes on 38th have affected. The new roadway design has severely affected our business and several other businesses on 38th. Citizens are refusing to drive 38th, vehicle back-up, cannot turn left, trash, cars running into planters and lately a lot of road rage and swearing that in the 60 years of having a business on 38th, I have not seen or heard before. As I am 100 percent for the revitalization of 38th Avenue, I feel the road is not the problem, it is what is on each side of 38th that is the problem with the older buildings and vacant lots. It is the area in Wheat Ridge that will attract new businesses – not a two-lane road.