Sunday, September 28, 2014

Methadone dispensary set to go in at 1620 Gaylord

Building on the left is the proposed site of the methadone dispensary
(Information as of 9/27/2014)

Neighborhood meeting tentatively set for Oct 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm at The Church in the City, 16th and Gaylord.

Chy (720 337-8882), who is the Chief of Staff for our City Councilman Albus Brooks, is helping by finding out some basic information about the clinic so that we can have a foundation that includes what issues/problems have neighbors encountered with the clinic at its former location at 18th and Gaylord.

The goal is have a community meeting attended by neighbors, Councilman Brooks, the clinic operator, and the person associated with the clinic that made the decision to move the location to 1620 Gaylord.

The objective
...of the meeting is to make sure that people have a chance to ask questions and understand what is going on with the property and the impact that it may have.

I'm not sure
...if anything can be done to stop this as my understanding is that the property is a "right by use," and others/realtors can explain this better than I can. At the very least we can learn from Councilman Brooks what options are available to us; and, we can learn from the clinic staff what the dynamics are.

Frank Locantore
2145 E. 16th Ave.
Uptown on the Hill Neighborhood Association President

Up to 200 people a day are anticipated to go to this clinic to receive their daily dose of methadone.

See up to date details


  1. Anonymous6:39 PM

    I'm curious as to whether the media have been contacted yet? I'm sure it would be something they are interested in.
    I contact Chy this morning(Chief of Staff) and she said she was not aware of the meeting and it is not being organized by the City. Wonder then how Councilman Brooks will be able to answer our questions if they are not aware of the meeting?
    As a resident of Gaylord St, I am angry abut the lack of consultation and am strongly opposed. Thank you for making it public. I will be at the meeting on Thursday night.

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