A petition has surfaced calling for neighborhood developers and Mayor Michael B. Hancock to rename the RiNo District, “The Five Points,” which was its original and historical name.
The creator of the petition, Shannon Martin, wrote in the petition:
“In an effort to reclaim our spaces, our communities, and our history, I have made it my duty to work to regain the essence of Denver Colorado’s historically black neighborhood — The 5 Points.”
As of Monday at 2:45 p.m., just under 4,000 individuals have signed the petition. According to the petition, Martin is seeking at least 5,000 signatures.