July 2016 Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 7

BECOME A PART OF DENVER'S RICH HISTORY



EXTERIOR SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING

At last month's Five Points Monthly Community Action Meeting, held Saturday, June 4th Zachery Kotel, ArtHouse Design and Tim Welland, Development Manager, Palisade Partners presented the exterior signage and wayfinding design for The Wheatley at Five Points located at 2460 Welton Street.

In general, the approach to the signage for this project has been based on respect for the historic and cultural heritage of the neighborhood, as well as for the architecture and local residents. The design direction pulls from both the brand and the project's use of materials, to create a subtle, refined signage palette that enhances the streetscape and safety of the Welton corridor and adjacent side streets.

Project ID Sign
Per the suggestion of the city, signage illuminate has been designed in a way that is intended to be respectful of adjacent residential uses. This includes the incorporation of halo illumination, as well as photosensitive light sensors and timers, that allow local ambient light to determine the relative brightness of the signage. In regards to the upper story project identification signage, the same concern for lighting applies. 

With retail making up a significant portion of the ground-floor footprint of this project, the upper story sign that reads "The Wheatley Five Points" acts as a destination marker for a new neighborhood anchor.



Entry Canopy Sign

With research into historic and existing signage precedent, these signs were designed to mimic those from the streetcar days - that is to say it is intended to be visible above the existing light rail (as the light rail blocks the view of the pedestrian level experience when in front of the building), to add a second layer of placemaking to the pedestrian oriented efforts at the ground floor. 

GATE ENTRY SIGN 
THE WHEATLEY BROWNSTONES






















INFORMATIONAL PLAQUE AND DURA PLAQUE
The Informational Plaque and DURA Plaque (see below) will be placed on walls by doorway entrance.



















































PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
The concept for this public art installaton was developeed with this storied and highly important history in mind.  Structurally, this piece will take the form of two, illuminated metal columns, each with a different routed message wrapping the exterior.  One column will delineate the history of the local Phyllis Wheatley YWCA and its impotance to the local community.  A second column will discuss the history of Phyllis Wheatley herself, as well as her story and its context in the cannon of American slavery and African-American literature. The second column will also contain excerpts from PhyllisWheatley's celebrated poetry, in homage both to the arts, the neighborhood's vibrant roots as the center for Denver's black community, and Wheatley herself.

30th Annual Colorado Black Arts Festival
A Celebration of African American Arts and Culture
JUL 8 2016 - JUL 10 2016


| FRI JULY 8, 12 NOON-8 PM | SAT JULY 9, 10 AM-8 PM | 
| SUN JULY 10, 10 AM-8 PM |

City Park West
17th Ave. & Esplanade
Denver, CO 80205

Admission to the Colorado Black Arts Festival is FREE

  
Boogaloo Celebration Parade 
Saturday July 9 - 9:30 am from 22nd & Downing
 

Catch Singer/Songwriter @SurEllz performing - Friday July 8 at 6:00 pm


KAYLA MARQUE - Headliner for Youthfest


Traditional African drum and dance

Visual Artists

Two Dynamic Stages of Performing Artists

Festival 2016 is poised to present a visual feast of color, movement and pageantry.  Join us as we Rock Steady to the sounds from the African diaspora on two dynamic stages.  

Come see the community Rock Steady in the Boogaloo Celebration Parade, visit the Opalanga D Pugh Children's Pavilion for Art and Learning, stroll the  "Watu Sokoni"
(People's Marketplace), and witness the Drum and Drill Team Exhibition, Vintage Car Show and Art Garden.  

Returning this year is the scavenger hunt to engage you in a fun cultural and educational adventure and don't miss Friday's Youth Festival as we Rock Steady like teenagers in the streets in our version of a Soul Train line with one of Denver's hottest disc jockeys!

 



FIVE POINTS BUSINESS DISTRICT
MONTHLY COMMUNITY ACTION MEETING


SATURDAY, JULY 9TH
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


AGENDA TO FOLLOW



FPBD Office
2444 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80205







5 POINTS BREW & BBQ



Dear Five Points Community,

It is with honor that we invite you to the inaugural 5 Points Brew & BBQ on Saturday, August 6, 2016.

This 1st year event will serve as an opportunity for new comers and long-time residents to connect in the spirit of experiencing fun, good BBQ, brews and easy tunes. Grill-masters, restaurants, breweries, food trucks and carefully selected merchants will line Welton Street between 25th and 28th from 11am to 8:30pm.   Alcohol is served responsibly in special areas of the festival. RTD will provide alternate bus routes for those impacted by Light Rail closure.

Please visit the Mile High Festivals website for more information. You can also contact them at (720) 541-8227 or via email at milehighfestivals@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you all at the inaugural 
5 Points Brew & BBQ!

Norman T. Harris
Mile High Festivals

www.MileHighFestivals.com | 720-505-3274 |
MileHighFestivals@gmail.com

 

WE MAY BE MOVING TO ANOTHER
MEETING LOCATION! 
(details to follow)

A Project of the Sam Cary Bar Association and the
Five Points Business District

FREE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC



The Sam Cary Bar Association and the Five Points Business District continue to partner to bring this FREE legal clinic to the community.


Watch for July meeting details!


If you have any questions, please call 
Jill Dorancy at 303-578-2315 or
email socialjustice@samcarybar.net

 

Contact Information

FIVE POINTS BUSINESS DISTRICT  ||  2444 WASHINGTON ST  ||  DENVER, CO 80205

||  Phone  303-832-5000  ||  
        Visit our website for more information  

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Councilman Albus Brooks (Chairman), Ryan Cobbins (Vice Chairman), Joel Noble (Secretary), David Hicks (Treasurer), Wil Alston, Paul Books, Alison Corrigan, Jill Dorancy, Norman  Harris, Terry Nelson

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