Let's Talk Applewood

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Thank you for participating!

Thank you to those that participated in the City’s Let’s Talk Resident Engagement Program engagement blitz for Applewood from May to September 2021. We've enjoyed talking to you and your neighbors and appreciate the time and energy you gave us to provide feedback on neighborhood opportunities and challenges.

The Applewood blitz consisted of two rounds of engagement that included two surveys, three park pop-up events, two virtual meetings and two in-person open houses. Over 200 Applewood residents participated over the course of five months.


What kind of actions can the City take to address your feedback?

Check out the graphic below for an example.


What is Let's Talk Applewood and Where Does Your Input Go?

This page is part of the City’s Let’s Talk Resident Engagement Program. The program breaks the city down into 10 neighborhoods. We're focusing on Applewood from April 2021 to September 2021 for an engagement blitz.

The first step is a survey to understand what's important to you and what you'd like to talk about in upcoming conversations with the City. After that, we'll follow up with a range of in-person and/or virtual events and online activities to home in on what's important to residents in your unique neighborhood.

Resident feedback shapes a program work plan that may include future City budget requests and decisions on what projects to work on in the near and long term. The Let's Talk Program Work Plan is updated continuously and after each engagement blitz and is evaluated by City Council. You can find the Work Plan on the main program page at: https://whatsupwheatridge.com/lets-talk.


Let's Talk Applewood Boundaries

For the purposes of the Let's Talk program, when we say "Applewood" we are referring to the area generally bounded by Wheat Ridge's western boundary and Parfet St, and from Clear Creek to Wheat Ridge's southern boundary.

Applewood Map


Why are we doing this?

In 2018, City officials heard loud and clear that residents want more and better opportunities to weigh in on issues that impact their neighborhoods. This resulted in the 2019 adoption of an updated Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) by City Council. The update was led by a 26-member Wheat Ridge resident committee.

The NRS is a citywide policy document that reflects a year of robust community input. The primary recommendation is for the City to conduct focused engagement of residents at the neighborhood level.


What does the engagement blitz look like in Applewood?

Over the course of April 2021 to September 2021, the City will be reaching out to Applewood residents in several ways and in multiple stages:

  1. Round 1 of engagement where residents tell us what’s most important to them in their neighborhood. This round includes:
    • The Prime the Pump Survey (late April - June 2021)
    • In-person and/or virtual events (estimated June 2021)
  2. Round 2 of engagement you prioritize what actions the City might take to address your feedback. This round includes:
    • The Action Survey (August - September 2021)
    • In-person and/or virtual events (September 2021)
  3. An action plan stage where we recommend City actions based on your input throughout the blitz (October 2021)

Blitz Flowchart


Become a Neighborhood Champion

The key to this program's success in your neighborhood is getting residents to participate. This is where you come in! Help us spread the word about the program and get your neighbors engaged. Below are some easy ways to help.

Let's Talk Program Promotion Tools

We’ll make it easy for you! The Let’s Talk team will supply you with postcards, yard signs, talking points, and other tools to promote the program. If you want to gather your neighbors for a community meeting tied to this program, we’ll help with that too.

Are you ready to be a Neighborhood Champion? Contact us and let’s get started!


Questions about the program? Review the Frequently Asked Questions section, or feel free to email lets-talk@ci.wheatridge.co.us with questions.

Thank you for participating!

Thank you to those that participated in the City’s Let’s Talk Resident Engagement Program engagement blitz for Applewood from May to September 2021. We've enjoyed talking to you and your neighbors and appreciate the time and energy you gave us to provide feedback on neighborhood opportunities and challenges.

The Applewood blitz consisted of two rounds of engagement that included two surveys, three park pop-up events, two virtual meetings and two in-person open houses. Over 200 Applewood residents participated over the course of five months.


What kind of actions can the City take to address your feedback?

Check out the graphic below for an example.


What is Let's Talk Applewood and Where Does Your Input Go?

This page is part of the City’s Let’s Talk Resident Engagement Program. The program breaks the city down into 10 neighborhoods. We're focusing on Applewood from April 2021 to September 2021 for an engagement blitz.

The first step is a survey to understand what's important to you and what you'd like to talk about in upcoming conversations with the City. After that, we'll follow up with a range of in-person and/or virtual events and online activities to home in on what's important to residents in your unique neighborhood.

Resident feedback shapes a program work plan that may include future City budget requests and decisions on what projects to work on in the near and long term. The Let's Talk Program Work Plan is updated continuously and after each engagement blitz and is evaluated by City Council. You can find the Work Plan on the main program page at: https://whatsupwheatridge.com/lets-talk.


Let's Talk Applewood Boundaries

For the purposes of the Let's Talk program, when we say "Applewood" we are referring to the area generally bounded by Wheat Ridge's western boundary and Parfet St, and from Clear Creek to Wheat Ridge's southern boundary.

Applewood Map


Why are we doing this?

In 2018, City officials heard loud and clear that residents want more and better opportunities to weigh in on issues that impact their neighborhoods. This resulted in the 2019 adoption of an updated Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) by City Council. The update was led by a 26-member Wheat Ridge resident committee.

The NRS is a citywide policy document that reflects a year of robust community input. The primary recommendation is for the City to conduct focused engagement of residents at the neighborhood level.


What does the engagement blitz look like in Applewood?

Over the course of April 2021 to September 2021, the City will be reaching out to Applewood residents in several ways and in multiple stages:

  1. Round 1 of engagement where residents tell us what’s most important to them in their neighborhood. This round includes:
    • The Prime the Pump Survey (late April - June 2021)
    • In-person and/or virtual events (estimated June 2021)
  2. Round 2 of engagement you prioritize what actions the City might take to address your feedback. This round includes:
    • The Action Survey (August - September 2021)
    • In-person and/or virtual events (September 2021)
  3. An action plan stage where we recommend City actions based on your input throughout the blitz (October 2021)

Blitz Flowchart


Become a Neighborhood Champion

The key to this program's success in your neighborhood is getting residents to participate. This is where you come in! Help us spread the word about the program and get your neighbors engaged. Below are some easy ways to help.

Let's Talk Program Promotion Tools

We’ll make it easy for you! The Let’s Talk team will supply you with postcards, yard signs, talking points, and other tools to promote the program. If you want to gather your neighbors for a community meeting tied to this program, we’ll help with that too.

Are you ready to be a Neighborhood Champion? Contact us and let’s get started!


Questions about the program? Review the Frequently Asked Questions section, or feel free to email lets-talk@ci.wheatridge.co.us with questions.

Page last updated: 16 September 2021, 16:23