We’re about to find out if La Alma Lincoln Park will be Denver’s second historic cultural district
First, this public hearing. Next, a vote by City Council.
The historic cultural district designation for the La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood will take a big step toward completion on Tuesday.
The Landmark Commission will host a public hearing June 29 recommending that the historic designation move toward a vote by the City Council.
That final vote will most likely take place Aug. 2.
A historic cultural district recognizes the heritage of a certain community. Efforts to make that designation in La Alma Lincoln Park have been ongoing for over four years. Residents put in the application for the designation in March 2021.
In a letter to the city, the La Alma Neighborhood Association said, “La Alma Lincoln Park is one of Denver’s oldest residential neighborhoods and… was at the heart of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.”
If the historic cultural district designation is approved, La Alma Lincoln Park will be the first in the city to represent generations of Latino, Mexican-American and Chicano residents.
There’s only one other historic cultural district in Denver: the Five Points Historic Cultural District, which recognizes the area’s African-American history and cultural significance.
The hearing will start at 1 p.m. and is accessible by Zoom.