Denver Direct: A SCHOOL IS NOT A DOT

Friday, December 13, 2013


With all of this talk (and implementation) regarding “1000 ft from a school”, it seems appropriate to point out that a school is not a dot, as it has been shown on many maps. I take East High as an example of what 1000 ft from a school really means.

East High occupies 4 square blocks, from Colfax to 17th and from Josephine to Detroit (center lighter squares) Within 1000 ft of a school encompasses an additional 32 blocks of surrounding neighborhood. Get a pedometer app for your cellphone and walk it off in your own neighborhood to be certain of the effect this might have on your property and your rights.