CORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS




Jack and Ellen Sweet
Co-Directors
7450 Krameria Drive
Commerce City, CO 80022
303-288-5066




Sally Mc Intosh
Co-Director
7560 Magnolia Street
Commerce City, CO 80022
303-288-0895




Larry Quintana-Bilingual
Communications Director
7780 Magnolia St.
Commerce City, CO 80022
303-955-7758
This photo was taken of the area around Monaco Elementary School before the
renovation of the Monaco community started.  The children attending Monaco walked
along the streets often dodging vehicles to get to school as only a few streets had curb,
gutters or sidewalks.  The Monaco Neighborhood Improvement Committee was
instrumental in getting this change after a 12 year, $17,000,000.00 campaign.  Below is
as the same area appears now, you can see sidewalks and paved streets.
Children would have to walk down Monaco Street on their
way to school on dirt paths along the roadway, at times they
had less then a 2 foot pathway from the road.  
The photo on the left was how many a street looked like even after a
minor rain storm.  On the right you see the same street after the
renovation of the Monaco neighborhood
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Picture 1 appears to be a nice country scene perhaps with a river or stream running by, it was actually one of
our street corners after a rain storm.  Pictures 2, 3 and 4 show that same corner after the Monaco project,
picture 3 is now an alley way for traffic to flow safely out of this neighborhood.  Pictures 5 and 6 show the
access street to this neighborhood, you will see the home owners have a bit of new landscaping to beautiful their
street.
MONACO NEIGHBORHOOD
IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE (MNIC)

LA VEDINDAD DE MONACO
MOVING TOWARDS A NEW TOMORROW

Monaco neighborhood a few years back - pictures of our
community then and now


The Monaco Neighborhood Group as it was called at the time
of it's inception was formed by a group of neighbors concerned
about the safety of their children.  Sally and Robert Mc Intosh,
Jack and Ellen Sweet, Bob and Cathy Jaramillo and Pete
Sophales started with a neighborhood watch program.  Their
trade mark was an open white hand in the windows of their
neighbors indicating a safe place for children to run to if
confronted by strangers.  Their projects got bigger and they
began to lobby governments at all levels for sidewalks and
paved streets or to at least fix the many potholes on their
streets.  A project that took a period of 12 years and
$17,000,000.00 is what residences now see in their
community.  Community pride is now taking place as home
owners are cleaning and fixing their properties.  Graffiti is
being cleaned up in a timely manner as they have joined up
with the United Neighborhoods Graffiti Task Force.  With the
advent of a new community park, the efforts of the Rotary
Club and some city officials we now have a place to hold
community picnics and BBQ's.  This is a great effort for a
community that contains homes dating back 50 or 60 years
perhaps longer.
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