Thursday, October 3, 2019

City of Aurora Newsletter

Introducing Aurora's new UDO (not the same as a UFO), fall street sweeping and Snow Busters

Oct. 3, 2019

New zoning code gets stamp of approval

The Aurora City Council recently unanimously approved Aurora's new zoning and subdivision code, the Unified Development Ordinance. The zoning code includes the regulations and requirements needed to shape development and the built environment as envisioned in the Aurora Places comprehensive plan. It also merges previously separate zoning code and subdivision code. 

Highlights include allowances for urban agriculture, gardening and food stands as new permitted land uses; renewable energy projects in more zone districts; new housing and neighborhood layout options to offer housing choices for a range of incomes, needs and lifestyles; and an emphasis on block size and connectivity to provide transportation options and foster great neighborhoods that retain value over time. 

To view the new code, visit Materials displayed at a recent public meeting provide a summary of the code's highlights.

Snow Busters

Volunteer this season yourself or get a group involved to help one needy neighbor who is incapable of shoveling after a snowfall. Visit the link for details on how to apply.

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Fall street sweeping in progress to clean up Aurora

Public Works is hard at work sweeping city streets in October and November. Air and water pollution are reduced with a comprehensive sweeping plan, in addition to keeping the city clean.

For more information on street sweeping maps and schedules, visit or call 303.326.8200.


City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.
• Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place
• Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
City Cafe, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Second Floor
Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with Marsha)
Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St.
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E. Evans Ave.
• Ward V (Bob Roth) - Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 to 9 p.m. (Candidate Forum)
Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
• Ward VI (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.
City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center, 25950 E. Quincy Ave.

City Council Regular Meeting
Monday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Council Chamber • Streamed live at

Fall Quilt Sale
Oct. 3 to 5
Check out handmade quilts from the volunteers of the Aurora Center for Active Adults Quilt Bee. Special orders are accepted at this three-day sale. Visit website for hours and more information. 
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle

Katharina Kang Fine Art Studio Group Exhibition
Oct. 4 to 31 (Open during Aurora Municipal Center business hours)
Come see the artworks of first-generation immigrant woman at this 15th annual exhibition.
Aurora Municipal Center Mezzanine Gallery, Second Floor, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Food Truck Rodeo
Friday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy delectable treats from local food trucks. Each Food Truck Rodeo has a different lineup of food trucks.
Aurora Municipal Center, Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Candidates Forums
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m.
Candidates in Aurora's mayoral, Ward IV, Ward V, Ward VI and At-Large Council races will participate in forums that can be viewed in person, on television or online. The full forums will be shown on Comcast Channels 8 and 880, and on demand at, starting Oct. 10. The forums are organized by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Business and Professional Women of Aurora, the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and Sentinel Colorado.
Aurora Municipal Center, City Council Chamber, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Aurora Senior Forum
Friday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Caregivers can find tools and support from exhibitors and presentations. The event is a partnership between the Aurora Center for Active Adults and the Aurora Commission for Seniors.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle

"Miss You Like Hell"
Through Oct. 13
This folk-rock musical kicks off the Aurora Fox Arts Center's new season with the story of an undocumented immigrant woman who joins her estranged daughter on a cross-country road trip to California, meeting a mosaic of characters along the way who are as diverse and interesting as America itself.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.

Lunch & Learn Panel: Historic Preservation
Wednesday, Oct. 16, noon to 12:45 p.m.
Learn about historic preservation and landmarking historic sites in Colorado with experts from History Colorado, Aurora Historic Sites and Historic Denver. Bring your own lunch. Cost: $4 ($3 for Aurora residents)
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway

Southeast Area Recreation Center Public Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 to 7 p.m.
View the near-final plans for the new recreation center in southeast Aurora. Also, vote on the exterior concepts for the building's look. Stop by anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and activities offered for children.
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Main Hall, 25690 E. Quincy Ave. or call 303.739.7392

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