Check out our past event presentations.
November 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
At our November 5th meeting we reviewed our neighborhood beautification plan ideas, Virginia Village Beautiful 2015. We also heard a presentation from Steve Gordon, director of planning services for Denver's Community Planning and Development.
September 3, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Virginia Village community visioning session: Next steps
You shared and we listened! Through our June meeting as well as an online survey this summer, we heard from more than 40 residents about what they'd like to see from VVECA. In September's monthly meeting, we reviewed those results and brainstormed ways to put these ideas into action.
June 4, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Community visioning session
VV/ECA President Scott Whitfield presented on the current and future state of VV/ECA, and collected community input on the future of VV/ECA. Check out his presentation below. What do you think? Let us know.
May 7, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Virginia Village mobility
Retrofitting a car-oriented community
Virginia Village grew up in the golden age of automobiles, but as the neighborhood and surrounding community have matured, folks are working to build more transportation opportunities for area residents. But how do you retrofit a car-oriented community with safe pathways for pedestrians, bicycles and public transit? Does it even make sense to make any change? Come and discuss what it takes to retrofit a community with multimodal transportation. We’ll explore two regional projects that impact Virginia Village—including the Colorado Center Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge and the Iliff Corridor Study—as well as take a look inside Virginia Village’s current transportation situation.
April 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Virginia Village vegetable gardening
Dealing with a "shady" neighborhood
A great feature of Virginia Village is that it's an established neighborhood with large trees. The nice shade also brings challenges with the ability to grow sun-loving vegetable gardens. Sometimes it isn't just a question of how do you grow the best tomatoes around, but how do you even get them to grow at all? In this discussion, we'll explore the realities of suburban gardening on mature shaded lots, and what options Virginia Village residents have to successfully grow their own fresh produce. Our presenters and their presentations included: