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The Need

One of ihe most significant institutionl.1l! decisionsassoci ated with the Stapletonredeve1opment program is !be type of management structure created to guide the site's disposition and. development.

TIre 4.700 acre Stlpleooll sire is owned by the Cfty and County of Denver. Us disposition i~ suqjecl to sped!'ic nbligaLion:. imposed by flu! Charter of the City and County, commitments to airp011 system bondholders, federal grunt condirions, pmvisiom; in airline terumt leases and other sources. Fundamentally, however, the City and County is the owner and rhe Mayor and City Council are the ultimate decision-makers. 'Ibis fact place-s the City rule! Coumy in the role of owner and potential.ly directparticlpaat in 1lhc development and management uf land, rather frhllIl it s more traditional role ofreguJator of the use of privately owned land.

The City and County seeks ro dispose of the Stapleton property in a prudent fashion and achieve a positive financial return 011 the asset Given the enormous size of tile asset, this disposition

is likely to take place over time rather than through a single. transaction or conveyooce. In addition. the City and County hopes to advance a number of community economic lind social objectives through me reuse of the Stapleton propert'Y. The CiLY and County's opportunity to do so i~ potentially much greater as all. owner of land rsrher than simply a regulatOT, It can and must, as an owner. assure quality development.

The Ci~y and COLinty will seek W<llys to attract private Interest and investment in the Slapleton properly. Successful redevelopment from It financial and commun ity perspecti ve wi II require ongoing public involvement (beyond normal.regulanxy approvals), in one 1'01111 or another. TIlt: alternative would be tnelhninem publlc involvement <l! ihe OLttseL and convey ihe entire S]!e ilmmed.iately to one or more privaieparties (assuming willing buyers exist).

Absent adopring this approach, the public will be a participanl at some level in the redevelopment process, The Joles it plays and the vehicle or vehicles it: uses to play 1ll:if!lU may well be critical. to me !ong-twm success of the redr:.velt1pmcnt program, The public, managcrnent role must encourage, rruhe.r than sulll'OutLllc for, private, involvement.

The important qnesdon becomes how best [0 structure the public involvement. There is dearly a need to balance [he desire for continuing public accountability with the desire W create a vehicle capable of operating in an efficient, professional and flexible fashIon. Given thaI redevelopment activity could span mere than 3U years, ill); essentialthat a structure be developed that can provide continuity and be somewhat insulated. from short-term pressures and the uncertainties cf four-year election cycles.

Roles and Possible Structures

The structure esmblished ll1ay need to address a number of governance, management ami financing requlrements of a long-term redevelopment program, For example, a public redevelopment entity :may need to perform or otherwise require the ability to address the following:

• project management

,. service delivery

• programmu1g and menagement of events and interim uses on the sile

• physical and financial master planamg

• sales and leasing

• project phasing

~ I'ilHtncing and provision of site improvements (infrastracnue and amenities)

• communications and community outreach

• programmatic activities (training and economic development pregrams, project financing. incentives, affirmative action programs, research, ctc.)

• design review and other quasi-regulatory functions

Discussion of possible management structures fur tile redevelopment program began in 1990-199 J as pan of the Stapleton Tomorrow process. More recently. a work group convened by the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation and composed of representatives of the City and County adrninistration, City Council, Citizens Advisory Board, Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation and Ihe Denver Urban Renewal Authority reviewed the range of possible options. In addition 10 exploring the possible roles a management or development entity might play, the work group considered (he characteristics that might be essential or desirable in such an entity,

The work group reviewed five categories of options for a Stapleton development: entity. Those categorles included:

-. A newly formed 501 (c)(3) nonprofit developmern corporation. • The Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) or a substructure created under DURA consistent wilh provisions or urban renewal law.

• A newly created public development authority, requiring specific authorization by Ute Colorado General Assembly.

• A new entity created pursuant to the hrlergovernrnenlal Agreement provisions of Colcrado law.

• A City and County department or agency operating under the City and County Charter.

Recommended Approach

111e recommended approach that emerged involves the City and County and DURA enteringinto an agreement 10 create a third structure, a nonprofit development corporation. In general, the structure would have the following characteristics:

• TIle City and County and DURA would create a third entity to assume responsibility for rnunagemem 01 the Stapleton sue and redevelopment project,

• TI,e entity would be II .'iO](c)(3) corporation governed by a board of directors appointed by the Mayor and DURA Commissioners and confirmed by the Denver City Council,



Control Must have control of Stapleton a:iJjl:!t ami allllmM!)! 1(1 make and curry out cJ1!CIS10115, Musl pmvDcJe conunurrj overtime.

,llllllOrity MUl:>l h[Jve legal autherities nt!c~:;;JJ) 10 Cll1'l1 out respcnsibiluics \~dl. lease, own. contract, finnn.;e. eld. Musr ru rv e cornmunny slIppnn :.Irld mliSL pro\'ide (or direct ~"QmmLlIllly involvement In guvcmal1{;t! structuru,

Mandate MU!!il h a ve a defined pubhc nll~~iOfl and mUJ1dalt" from

• he comrnunny (ttl" ViliUln end Dcveloprnem PlunJ. \'tUM l\Io:.'\: its primSJ} mission as enablmg pnvaie devclcprnent activiry III ilo:'IIIC\l~ thai vision flyer 1In'K' and .1~~Unl'lg high qualny devcloprneru,

Capacity Must have the skills, experience and Inul~ IIIlC~"'liar) Iii perform il.\ various roles effectively (manage, plan. market. Fimull:l.~. rc~ulalC'. service, lease and Still. involve community, etc.i.

CapitaJizlrtiOlI Must have sufficiem resources to cover I) Opem.lili~ 11m] !IllltllnL~\.nIlJvc WSL,. 2) property managernem, J) programming ur events. 4.) ,lie ilTlllnJv~mlll1~ und 5) I.'cullmuil,; und cenunurury development iniliall"'c.~. MU~l be 4ble tu druw r ... ~oun:<!.~ from a vanety of publrc, pnv rue and phllamhropir sources, Mu.st ultimalely be sett-sutticrent.

ACl'ourrtabilily MWil Insure continuing commitment In public development objectives and responSi'cne$s 10 eve/vine; nt:ed~ of the LummuniL!>. MU~I 00 accountable but not political.

• The. Oty and County would provide initial operating support to the entity with the expectation that it will ultimately 00 flI1<UJciatly self sufficient The City and Counly will have a formal operating agreement witih the enti~)I detlning us role and responsibilities.

.' The entity would functi on on be:h alfof the Ciity and O:mnLy and would have the necessary capacities to per ~ lonn required func~uns~manage, lease, sell, comract, provide services, ete.), The entilj' would oper-<ltc outside of City and County coniracting. personnel and other .systems.

• The emily could issue lllxexempt revenue bond debt 1.0 finance infrastructure and site improvements with prior approval of the City and County. DURA would provide IDly necessary urban renewal powers such as tax-increment fi.l1oocing if requested by the entity and the Cily and Counly LO do so,


• The entity would function consistent. with open meeting and open records pJIOvjsiGOO and would adopt a code .of ethics 10 govern members of il\S board and its staff.

• The entity would beexempt for purposes of Amendment 1.

• The entity could take title to Stapleton proJll..""rty ifnecessary and ~LlbjC!{!t to existing requiromene and obligations.

The approach described above has been recommended by the work gmup to the Mayor and City Council. The drafil documents necessary to create such a structure have been be developed by the City and County and the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation .U1d reviewed by the Citizens Advisory Board. Consideration MId creation of a new enti(J' ~s expected to. take

place at approximately the same lime as consideration and adoption of Ihe Stapleton Development Plan by the City Council Transition of responsi hili ry to the new enl! I)' would begin following adoption of the Development Plan. Once transition to tile new entity has been substantially achieved, .i~ is the lnrention of the board of the Stapleton Redevelopment E'bllndation to sunset the foundation.

In addition to the l.egRI steps required LO L'1:calc and empower u new development entiry, there are additional issues IfIm will need resolution, FundiE.g sources fOI' the developmem entity mustbe identified and committed. Once operational, the governing body of the development entity will need to work wlith the Ci ty and County, ai rl i nes, FAA and others to further den ne how best (0 fulfill the lair market value obligalion.<o; associated with disposition, <L~ well .as the mechanisms and liming for addressing issues such as transfer of title, envirrmmcrual rcmediation and long-term responsibility for stewardship of Smplem]11 assets prior to disposition or conveyance,

Beyond these activities, the City and County wihL continue to exercise a variety uf responsibillties lhal will inll uence tale nature and pace of redevelopment or the siie, The City and County will continue to exercise its role w,: regulator of land use, provider of services and general purpose government of the jurisdiction in which the Stapleton property Lies. Inadditiou, the City and County will continue to have oversight of implementarion of the Development Plan from a policy perspective and approval responsibilaies w.ith respect to the issuance of debt and creation of other financing and regulatory mechanisms, Creation of a development entity La manage development activity will not alter the City and COUnty's ultimate res ponsibilities with respect to development of the site. Itt will, however, shift tl,1e day~ to-day responsi bil i ly for the conduel of the business ofrede,ielopmenL lrJ the new enlity. The Mayor and City Council will retain their role as the ultimate policy-makers and theuulmare pofm of accounrability for Ihe redevelopment program,


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The full buiklout of the Stapleton site will likely span several decades. The exact sequence ofevents over [his period or time cannot be predicted with precision. lr will be important, however, to focus developmem activity in II selected set of subareas and provide improvements and service extensions in a logical andefflclcm fashion,

Following are specific phasing principles willi respect to the location, timing and type of development.

LocatilJ1l of Developmeflt - Given the large scale of the site, early development should occur hi a limited number oflocations, a]iowi,ng fer eoncennatlons ofinvesunents in infrastructure and amenities and avoidance of the need 10 make expensive site imprevernentsln multiple locationsat the same time,

Eacharea of development should facilitate efficient extension of infrastruclure and services, by Laking advantage of opportunities to build on cx.iNting Slt~ improvements and utilities.

Timing ~f Development - New phases of developraens should not be initiamd until previous phases have reached a critical mass necessary to support facilities and services such as schools, retail services; public transportation, etc, ill addition, Ihe phasing sequence should allow sites to be resewed whose maximum potential cannot be reahzed until value bas been ereated by priordevelopment and change!! in the site's identity.

Property disposition or improvements made outside of ~ID intel'lded phasing sequence may be appropriate at times, hut should not unduly limit future flexibility arul should not trigger ad.tiilional financial obligations that cannot be reasonably accommodated.

Within [be northern portion of the site, development of an open space s),);lem should be encouraged as early as possible.

Type of Development - Early phases should contain a mix of uses and provide a, balanced picture of the larger vision for full buildout of the sire. Each identified phase must respond to market opportunities and set a precedent for high qmtlity develepmeru,


Adherence to me phasing strategy described above could result ina number of different ultimate development scenarios. Regardless of the 6X}lCt sequence of events. the initial stage of development should be focused On District. I (tbe southwest corner of the site), District V (ihe Havana Streetcorridor immediately south of the King Soopers sire) and Ibe open space system. The terminal area, DistD"ict H, could also be part of early development activity. . Its fate and timing are dependent in pari on market response to solicitations of interest in the terminalbuilding and associated improvements.

Districts L and V respond most effectively to l:h.e phasing criteria established, Both areas can build upon c:dliting access and utility improvements. Both areas are adjacent to developed portions or tile community that support similar land uses to {hose idernified iii ~he Development Plan. District 1 can be developed as an extension ef lhe existing residential grid. District V has already artracted market interest as a site for office. manafacmring, warehouse mel distribution activities, There 0:lppe.'W to be current market opportunities [or 00111 of these Districts, The environmenral eondition of each or these Districts, while not uncomplicated, does not ~ppear to prevent IThleir inclusion in Phase l of the development program.

The Stapleton open space system will lake many years to reach maturity and will do more to change the character snd idem]t)' of ihe site than any other improvements. Severa] of its camponents, sucl1 as BluJf take, Sand Creek, Wes~erly Creek, the Sandhill:;; Prairie Park and drainage system may be eligible eandidales for funding from outside sources, for these reasons, development or this system should commence with Ihe developmenr of Dilll:ricis 1 and V as part of Phase 1.


The developmem corporation will have severatirnmediate priorities [0 address related~D projectfinance, marketing, communications. planning, infrastructure design. project management, a.~SI;;I management, pursuit (If detuonstration upporumities and addnlonal studies, 111~S!! priorities are summarized below. Work nus uJiready commenced in many tif these areas. in addition .. a phasing strategy has been developed which Identifies. Districts ! and V as areas of initial development for residential and business ood other uses,

1. Redevelopment Management Structure

- define character end role Clf the organization ~ appoint [he Board of Directors

- determine funding meenamsms

- identify and hire <;taff

1. Regulalor~' and Institutional Structure

- prepare and <I00Pl site infrastrucmre and subdivision plan:'!

- adopt master rezoning ordinance

- permanently designate open gpaces through con .... eylmce.

easement Jedk.uiul'l orother mechanisms. as appropriate

- de'llel,npregularory ineeruive and programrnatie structures 10 support. the development progrnm'!> environmental, social <rod economic objectives

esrablish a Transportation Management Organi7;luiDn

J. Finance

- develop initial infrastructure funding mechanisms

- identify initial carrying cost funding sources

- idenuty innial environmental rernediationtunding sources

- develop open space Iunduig structures

develop Iinal impacl iee S[fUllLIJe

.;I. MarketingfCmmnunicaliuns

- dcvdnp IiIml implement land markt!Ling program

develop and implement exislil1t\ building ml:lrkClil1~ progmm - develop comrnunicanon-, und pubhc nurreach pmgram

- develop and Implement ,;tl'ategieh 10 attract environmental

science and technology turns

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5. Planning and Infrastrncmre Design

- develop plans fOT initial northern site storm drain lmprovemerns and diversion of Havana ditch Ikrws from Havana Like

- identify and design inlrasrrucuoe lmprovements for subarens of Districts ] ami V

- c(lmp~c~c design or Sand Creek corridor' restoration improvements

- complete design of Westerly Creek channel restoration irnprovemems

- commence planning and design lor the learning golf !:OUISe adjacent 10 Westerly Creek

- commence design of the District vm Prairie Purk

. continue Section to design coordinarion whh me Rocky Mounl,ain Arsenal National WiMlife Refuge planning and Cemmeree City'S planning (If Section 9

- prepare tree planting program fur Moruview Boulevard

liIedeve:lopmlllnt wi'll taku several decades ·to cDmp~ete.lnterim manasemenl lif tile site and II .. lafllilities wUl be ., .. Itle ... fo _ .. r~lI! "!,IIc:o:g~!!! .•

I .. ilial e"'plOll'rnonl, huus,ing. open sp.ace end IInfrastructure p_iecls mus.t c.ontdbute lo III stl'ong. new ildentity 101' ·ttllo 5".0.


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- complete rerrnlnul reuse snlicitatlon procr::>:>

- illiLiare first phase of airfleltl recyc!i,ng program to support

new road and site improvement consuucrion

- constnlul56lh and 51s1 Avenue roadway Improvements

- consrfUcl nonhern she 8rOmlWa'ler mal1agemem

improvements <Ina diversion of Havana ditch flows from Havana Lake

- construct infrastructure improvements fur subareas of Districts I and V

r commence Sand Creek corridor restoralion S'mJ trail, dcvelupmeru

- commence Westerly Creek chalfinel.. water quality,

stonnwater rnanagerneru and trailimprovements

- corulaue on site environmental remediation activities

- coordinate w itl~ the Denver Smart Places Project

- complete King Soopersand Union Pacific rransaetions and

manage development of these initial business environments - initiate tree planting prtib'l'"oliIll along Moruview Boulevard

,. Asset M!lnagemeat

- implement property rnanagemeRlprogrnm

- implement sire security program

- selectively demolish and recycle strneturcs and

ai,die~d improvements

- implement interim management and everss program

N. D~on.stratioD 0ppOI-tunitics,

- Pursue homebuilding demonstration opportunities for District J with partners inieresled in promoting resource eenservationand otfter sustainable development \lbjecti"c..~.

- Pursue infrastructure derrrcnsuatiun opportunities. ineluding water reuse for golf course and open space irrigarion and waste minimization .. reuse and recycling through initlal clements of a resource recovery program,

9. Additional Studies

- evaluate village scale energy system application LO Phase I neighborhoud development

- develop a tree planting prognml

~ develop short and long-term water and! wastewater managemera strt'!uegy

- identify feasibility of <I solid waste resource village

- conunue joml. visitor faciJJfjl and program plannilig with

U.S. Fish and WildJife Service

- pruticipate in the RTD rail corridor allgnrnent

- identify and complete necessary environmental studies

- evaluate and recommend appropriate open space m.muge-

menl strategics

- pamcipate in the DRCOG [-70 corridor study

- identify and eV<tluate options to provide innovative educa-

tional oppornmiries

10. Social and Eeenumic Strategies

- Create 8 business plan for rhe Center for Environmental Technology and Sustainable Developmem including pursuit of an environmental business inc'lIbat(Jr.

- Develop a program to expand entrepreneurial "kills of surrounding and new residents.

- Create a task force [0 develop aneducadon and job Itaim"!! delivery mudeJ fur Sl11plcton end to idcntif y speei lie K -12 edueatienal options for future resideras.

- Pursue establishmem of. and funding opponunuies for, school 10 work programs with employers rec::rui:lro IOlhe sne, - Evaluate Stapleton bui ldings fer reuse as edueatiorrul or emu rrum i t) fad I i Lies.

- Initiate collahorative planning effort." with Aurora to rejuvenate the area between Stapleton and Lowry.


Prior to and during the creation of the Development Plan, WOJk has commenced on a number of 111e.~e action ilems., This work ranges from carly site rcstoratlon and open space improvements 1,0 actual disposilino of sites for industria! use. A brief stams report on we most significant current project activities is provided below.

SluO-Lltke Envinmmtntall l!;dlllC31ion

Center: The Bluff Lake area, in the southeast corner of the Stapleton site {between Havana Street and Sand Creek) is being developed as an environmental education center. Initial funds ($1 million) for restoration and development of the sire (for restrooms, interpretive signage, ete.) have been committed by the CilY and COUJlty of Denver as part of a settlernent of a lawsuit with [he Sierra Club over water quality violations in Sand Creek.

The. Friends of Sand Creek - a coalition of representatives from the Denver Parks and Recreation Department, Denver Public Schools, Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation and the University of Denver Bnvironmental Policy Program ~ has pursued the development of progrurrnnlng for the site. Grants from the U.S. Forest Service and U.s. Bureau of Reclamation will allow the group to hire a program administrator in tile winter of 1995. who will work with educators/ advisors, funders, volunteers and local schools to begin onsite programming in the fall of 1995. The group is also exploring the possibility of serving as a satellite location for the Colorado Division of Wlldlife's Urban Wildlife Edueatlon Center at the Denver ZOD.


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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge: TIle Rocky Mountain Arsenal Nationaill Wildlife Area (a 27-squaremile site to the nortb of Stapleton and east of Commerce City) is undergoing a transition from its former use as a U.S. Army chemical weapons plant and Shell Chemical OJ, pesticide production facility to lts

development end protection as Ii Congressionally designaied National Wildlife ReI\lge under the jurisdiction of 11m u.s. Fish andWildlife Service. The Army and Shell Oil are undertaking cleanup to address groundwater and soil contamiaatlon problems. Once cleanup is complete, the National Wildlife Area will omci.al1y bee me part or the National Wildlife Refuge system. The National Wildlife Area contains important wildlife habitats, including winter communal roosts for bald eagles and sever-al other species of raptors, A master planning process for the WAldlife Refuge is currently underway, and should be complete bythe fall of 1005.

The Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation has entered into a Memorandum of Under "landing with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, formalizing an ongoing process of cooperative planning between the two entities for the adjacent sires, The northernmost portion of the Stapleton site (Section W) is surrounded on three sides by the Natiunal Wildlife Area. Possible ereas for cooperation include the siting of visitor facilities 011 Stapleton land leading into the Wildlife Area; cooperative wildlife and land use management strategies between the Wildlife Area and the Sf.apleton Sandhills Prairie Park and drainage corridors; joint educational program and interpretive area development; and cooperative planning among !be U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation, and Commerce City for the future development of Section 9 of the Wlidlife Area. which is to be sold for private development.


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Sund Creek Corri:dor!

Ute Slap teton Redeveloprnellt Foundation is 0001"dineting a eeoperalive In aster planning effortinvolving the cities or Aurora. Commc.rt:edty and Denvcr- for me inventory; Jco;IOI1llion and development of rrails along Sand Creek, which runs [im."lligh the center of Stapleton. Consukants are akeady under contract to begin trail planning and design work in the Denver and Commerce City segments. Once complete, the Sand Creek Corridor trail wlU join tile High Line Canal and Soush Pintle river uall systems to form a cornpleic cin:HiL trail around the city. 11,e COJTi dor will form the southern edge of the proposed Emerald Strands 'trail system in the northeast metro area.

To fl!illd (his effort, the cities have requested a grunt from Great Outdoors Colorado. TIle cities hope to create an independent, non-profit support and advocacy group for the greenway: a "Sand Creek COilSCfllilI1CY:' Their effort is bciln.g coordlnsted with the EPA Sand Creek Conidor Watershed Brownfields Project, aimed primarily atimproving environmental henhh and economic development in Commerce City along Sand Creek.

Weltel-Iy Creek Multiple Use Gn~enwa'y and Water Quality Area:

Westerly Creek is atributary to Sand Creek: !hat runs from Fairmount Cemetery in the southeast, through lilt: former Lowry Air Force Base" and enters Stapleton at Montview Boulevard, nine blocks 10 the north of lOWlY. On Surplcton, the CI"L"CK runs appr:o:Jm!'llcly one and a, half miles from MDIlLVlew 10 ihe contluenee wim Sand Creek Mostof WesteiJy Creek now runs through pipes and lined channels, and is managed as a storm dram.

In coordination wilt! thecity of Aurora, the Urban Drainage and Ruod Control District and Denver Was I ewaier, the Stapleton plan will Wl0QVer buried creek segments and restore WesIl::rly Creek as an ecologically lteahhy, multiple-use river corridor. Enhanced wetland and pending areas will improve water quality - a cost-effective alternative to repairing and replacing. existing broken pipes. The Stapleton restoration activity will serve as a model tor replicati on along the le ngthof the creek. The creek improvements have also been proposed as a national cicmonSLr.auoo fur managemem of non-point source pollution.

Residtntial Developrnent Pilot Projeet:

Thil! project would create a model energy-efficient residential development. Among those involved in the initial discussions have been Public Service of Colorado, the Electric Power Research tnstlnae. the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Governor's Office of Energy COIlServatU.UI1, the Public Utilities Commissinn and the Denver Smart Places. Project" through Denver Department of Health and Hospitals, Such a development could showcase available technologies for energy-efficient mill envircarnentaliy beneficial censtruction and me use of renewableenergy sources. The project could serve to demonstmte and monitor Ute short- and IOl1Ug-lc I1l1 costs and be neflt..~ of such technologies. The development would be privately built and financed,

IjGroundswel!lH Community "'arm and "Just Say Whoa!" at the Urban Agriculture Center.; Th.c Denver Urban Gardens and a non-profit equestrian program for atrisk youth have proposed a community farm ro be developed and located on land near the existing city nursery :liI.cilily in

District V. '[his area has been designated in the development plan as an "Urbsn Agriculture Center." The proposal offers an early opportunity to meet long-term gools for the site. The t:1ITrI would provide job-training and experiential edueadon programrrung (or disadvantaged populations, as well as rood for the needy. The development and maintenance of the facility would be funded through pregram fees uno private "shares" in 11m farm program (using the ccmmunity-supporred agriculture model).

Envimfl menbtl Remediation:

Remediation of identified surface. subsurface and groundwater centamination has been em.going for several yeats and. will continue fol' sevceal rnore, The Development Plan Resource DiJCUlI1enL describes the locution and types of contamination as wen !IS ihc ongoing remediation efforts.

The environmental remediatlon andrestoraticn of natural leatures - such as [hose at B luff Late, We.t;rcrly C reek and Sand Creek. - will create a solid foundation for futuee development

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Wi th in three months after airport closure, construction will commence 011 36th Avenue across the north-

ern portion of the Stapleton site, Initially Ihi:, facility will he two lanes, but rightof-way has been reserved for up to six lanes. A bridge strucrure has. been included in the roadway design to provide 1Jt grade-separated connection for trail connections. drainage and the safe transi: of people and wildlife.

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Runway Recycling:

Efforts are underway to identify a contractor or contractors inten:sled ~,n a long-term recycling program for the sire. Recycled airfield material will be used in the construction of 561h mid 31 sr Avenues; as wen as site improvements to the King Soopcrs site,


The C ity and County of Denver basbegun a proeess to solicit qualificatiuns in order to identify it firm or firms to acqu ire {by lease or purchasejand redevelop the Terminal complex portion of Stapleton, 111e complex consists of the two-million-squarefoot Termlnal building. an attached 4.300-<:.]( parking garage, a number of adjacent hangars and other buildings - totaling up to one million square feet, and up to 600 acres of land.

lndustrill.1 Land! Sales:

Currently two laud sales are in various stages of completion. Boih involve land designated for indusnial and commercial development ill an area bordering Havana Street on [he east. 56~h AVenue OJ] the north and Interstate 70 011 the south.

One of the parcels, covering approximately 140 acres north of 51st Avenue, will be sold to Ih.e Dillon Real Estate Company, known locally ~IS King Soopers. TIle land is zoned for wholesale grocery storage processing <lind! distribution Construction win begin in the spring of 1995, wHh gradual development over ~hc next 10 to IS year .... The acquisition schedule (Mils for






take-downs over a five-year period, including options that may affect the. ultimate parcel size. The first takedown, approximately 19 acres, occurred in May. 1995.

The other parcel, covering approximately 280 Hcres south of 51st Avenue, will be sold to Union Paei fie Realty, a national developer, Plans cal] for a "high-end" business park d e veiopment, in harmony wid] the master plan. Closing is anticipated in the 6U1l1mCf of

:I 995, contingent upon zoning acceptable (0 both parties.

'Io facilitate these land sales. the City will purchase environmental insurance, which will cover potential costs of litigation and remediation, Coverage will be assigned to the buyer at dosing.

In both cases, iJle buyers are required tn incorporate design guidelines, extensivclendscaplng and Urban Drainage Best Managernere Pructiees, The buyers an: also Encouraged to implement environmentally sustainable practices - as idendfied and refined over time - in building and infrastructure desigr ,

Economical buildings will be leased for the interim uses reflected ill transitional zoning legisJutien. The buildings have already anracred considerable Interest for light industrial use. TIle site's unique facilities will be marketed I:IS venues for pedal events - "human-scale' activities designed to uunsform Stapleton's image from lhal of an abandoned single-usc slsc to ILhHt of all interesting mixed-use site.

The Denv,er Smart Places PrQ.jed:

A public-private partnership of local, state and national interests has been created to develop The Denver Smart Places Project for use in Stapleton redevelopment The project involves the adaptation and application of a G]S-based energy modelling program (PLACE3S - Planning fOJ' Community Energy, Environmental and Economic Sustainability) to the Stapleten site. The development arid use ofthis tool for subarea planning will greatly aid efforts [0 meet the goal of susminable resource USe (for energy, air, water and land resources) on tilt: site, The project also demunstrates the benefits of innovaiive planning and lechnology for community development, The program has p'l1)ven 10 be a valuable planning 1001 in loculions as diverse as San Jose and San Diego, CA; Tucson, AZ. Portland, OR and British Columbia.

Asset Management: Stapleton's Asset Management progrnm seeks to preserve, enhance ami capLUTc the value of the site's 4,70{J aores.jncludmg its more than 4 million squar-e feet of developed space, its diverse infrastructure and its unique

topograph ical and natural drainage fearures, [n the near term, PJ'Ojecl partners include ihe Den ver Department of Heal I!'! and

plans are in place for the' orderly closure. malnrenanee and demo- Hospitals, Bnvironmcrnal Protection Division; Public Service

Iidon of existing buildings; groulld-; and building security; land- Company of Colorado: Electric Power Research lnstiunc

scape mainrenenoe: signagc; and snow removal. (EPR1); Colorado Public Vlilities Corrmission; Governor's

Office of Energy Conservation; USEPA; Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation.



A New Approach

Through its history, the Stapleton site has changed dramatically. It is about to change again. Stapleton's closure and reuse is not an isolated event. The entire region continues to 'hange and mature. The challenges we face today are more pressing and more complex than those of the past. Stapleton's next life needs to be part of a meaningful response to the economic, social and environmental demands of the 21 sf Century. Stapleton presents many opportunities to the Denver community. The choices are ours to make.



The Development Plan presented in this document represeats a new approach - 10 planning and design, to markets and regul:.i;[10[1 and 10 governance. 11 sets out a very ambitious agenda. but one lhaL is within the capacity of the oonrl:m~miLy to achieve,

What is the alternative? We can leave sites Like Stapleton behind, and umtinue to urbanize the far edges of the metropoliran area. air a rapid rate. 'Ibis pattern addresse:» few of the

!legi on's economi c and social needs. and com pound s env ironmental damage ex:pnneJlliaUy. We CM encourage StapletQl1'~ development in a more convemioaal fashion. bUI will a market with lUI enormous supply of l<M1d support such an approach'! Will S tapl eton rettll y change, or will it become H m~millyused site thar contributes liule in the end 1.0 [he renewal of northeast Denver?

Simple infilling of the site is not enough, Liquidation is' 11 ot.the answer. The community must pursue a more sigaiflcant future fur rhe Stapleton sire. 11 must have the proper tools and ii must have me perseverance to pursue community developmenL goals over an extended period of time. It DlUS~ also have the private pmtrlerfi who are willing to share anti invest in tmJis vision:

If the development of Stapleton follows the direction outlined in this DevelopmenlPlan, what will ihe community have gained?

Fin" - iI joh base thal increases 111e deplh a nd diver,;izy of the regional economy, oriented towards expanding markets, Development of thl'i job base must be accompanied by I:In increased commitment 10 develop skills in aU segments of the population to participate ill uhis joh base,

SCCOlld - communities that can work ln me 21st CeI'lLm'y. combining the best of the old and the new, The communities created (It Siapleton will excel in training and educate people. TIley will 00 better prepared to support diversity, encourage participation and local control und satisfy tile needs of people .. Community s\rucmre and technology will promote, rather than diminisha sense or community.

Thu"d - an unprecedented expansion of-open space and recrcatienal cppormnlties, The benefits of these reseurees will accrue too rne entire region.

FrJUri1; M a SI:;'lf'L In reversing thetrend towards [J.vil1g beyond the capacities of the natural environmcnr. Stapleton will Ii:O!lSUOl€ far less and produce far fewer impacts .. It will do so not a1 me expense of people and economic needs, but as a fundamental pl1!n of rhecomrnunity's approach ~o addressing these needs.

linages uf tile FUI.ur-e

What will life: at StapletoN j>eally be like in ten, twenty OJ' thirty years? We close w.ithfOl~rpmsible glimpses oflhatJj~ture..



in Dave and! Dorothy Mitchell's imagination, their new filtration system will revoluhcnlze drinking water supply around the world. The Mitchells designed lhe device several rnonlhs agn, but finding the right place to develop it was proving difficult. Without rbe resources of tapleton"s Technology Incubator. their invention mighr never have left the drawing board.

After rourlng the Incubator - on the !,'11l11nd of III forrner Stapleton' nternarional Airpml- the Mitchells knew it would suit their needs perfectly. They were b:)OJcing for a slre that retlected their concern for the envtrornnent, Stapleton exceeded their expectauoas. Each of tile Incubator's buildings incorporates recycled runway concrete. passive. alar de ign, hlgh-efficicncj lighting, and low water-Wit! plumbing. Overall energy costs have been reduced by more than 75 percent. Recycling alse cur waste and landfill co ts,

The MitcheThi are equa.JJy appreci!ltive of Staplewl1's landscape, The building the occupy :-Iland~ on u greenwny. offering a spectacular view of the mountains. A nero-by trail leads from the lncubaror to Sand Creek. passing through a maj r park. along the way. Stapleton' recreational amenities will provide a welcome respite from long days at the office.

Better yet. getting to [he office will not lake the Mitchells all day. While they 1 lve on the opposite side of town, a shuttle - funded by Stapleton employers. and the local Transportation Management Organization - will bring them directly to the Incubator, And thanks to Stapleton's investments in intonnaiion technology. . orne of the Mitchells' employees win be able to remain at home an.d telecommute, Many of the Incubator's other tenants bike or bike to work; a wide range of housing also lies within walking distance,

While the Mitchells were attracted by Stapleton'. infrastructure, they were sold by its workforce. The Incubator and the services that sunouno it have helped make Denver a m~or center of environmental technology. Stapleton has emerged as a major employment center wilhin the rcaiun.

A number of leading businesses and labnrarories have moved to the area in recent years. Large corporarions, as well 8:0 start-up ventures suchas tile Mitchells', benefit

lrorn an ample supply of high-skilled labor.

Stapleton's job training prognm~ ensure filal this supply will continue. Tlle program in environmental technology, COI1- dueted at tile Incubator and cu-sponsored by 1111: L!JWTY Campus, IS tailored to companies like the Mitchell s. Each year, more than 20 youth also take part in special demonstration projects, ranging from wildlife conservation to training in llite manufacture of thin-film photovoltaic systems.

Stapleton also offers Incentives to Finns that provide apprenticeships for community residents. AIL of the entrepreneurs Who participate are delighted with the progmm. and the Mitchells are Iookmg forward to joining their ranks.

Once the Mitchells' device is ready for mar ei, Stapleton's Export Assistance Program will help them get it there. The program has developed extensive networks in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia - where the Mitchells have already found considerable lntercst in their invernion. With Stapleton's support, the Mitchells may be able 10 turn thelr home-grown business into a wend-class SIlCceSS.


Bill bikes home after dusk and shares a late dinner with Linda. Their son IS already asleep, resting up for a big day of community gardening with his grandmother. But Bill and Linda's daughter stays tip to tell her parents about next week's field trip [0 the Westerly Q-eek Nature Center. Her class lUiS been collecting prairie grassland seeds to be planted on die hike. Bill's only question: Why he can', go, 100?

After finishing his exam. Sill Romero places It em his After work; Linda retrieves her son from day care. her

lnstructor's desk and accepts her cengratulatlons with pride. daughter from dance class, and her electricearfrom the

In another two weeks, Bill will complete the requirernenrs nearby Recharging Facility (one of the local innovations

for M environmental accounring cestificate, and join 20 that has kept Westerly Park's pollution levels among the

other adults III the Whole Life Education Center's first-ever lowestin the state). Nearly ail of the Romeros' errands He

commencement exercises. within walking distance: their car spends mosr days in the alley 'behind their house.

Th.1:: Center's opening last year marked the newest addition to the Westerly Park Community School - a duster or buildings in a quiet residential neighborhood on !he grounds of what was once Stapleton Inremational Ai rport, Bill's Education Center shares space with his daughter's elernentary school and several other uses. A large building that once served as an aviation hangar is ,3 neighborhood reerearion facility. Alongside sit a block of adrnaiistrative offices, a day care center, and a small public library. And DefOSS the street lies a Village green - the very heart of Wes terly Park.

Bill and Ius, wife moved here four years ago, seeking a mON; tightly knit community in which 1:0 raise their family. Westerly Park proved perfect. The wide lawns and stalely trees remind Bill of his childhood in Park Hill. A mix of young families and older l1.omeOWneflllends the neighberhood a sense of stability. And Bill managed to find nol o[1ly a house for his own family but an apartment for his motherin-law as welL- in a quiet brick building overlooking the village green,

Bill's wife Linda filli!Shes work at abour the same rime bis classes begin. The export company she runs is headquartered in a modern building. just blocks from her mother's apartment house. When she has time, Undo jcinsher mother for lunch a~ the local cafe, or picks up s'lilpplies at the business service center next door. (ParL convenlence mart. pan past offlce, part teleeommunkattons facility. the servlce center is WesLerly Park's equivalent of a "general store.")



Amy crouches by the riverbank, her eyes fixed on the opposite shore. The other fLftll-graders have already headed down the trail, bur Amy is mesmerized by the scene before her,

Moments earlier; a hawk plunged tnro the water, snatched a fish and lifted it into the air, Now the bird has returnerl to its roost i~ an Did snag tree alongthe river, andAlJ:]y'''va1che.~ with a mixture of fear and fMCiu,wol1 as its prey struggles in vain ..

The sill$. of A roy "Ii adventure, Sand C~k was once hidden behind the fences of Stapleton Imemational Airportand the mdtj$lri~\J development of nearby-{:ommerce City. But than.ks to the airport's closure. theeommiuneur of sl1lteilfld local officials, and Ille hard work of eountless volunteers, ihc waterway has heen restored to ecological health. TIle 12-rnile trail tlnu now runs along nccnnects me High Line Canal and tlf~.silUtb Platte River - campletmg a tivlBi'fI'Ol11 Ioop around Denver.

Amy and her classmates have 110 intention oi'cil"ClJIllD!lV\gating the city [oday; their immediare destilmrlQJ1 br Balnl Bluff, allcrlllel' area reston.xI. after SUlp leton 'S closure, Am) jeave:) Smnl (;mel<:: and follows her~!assm.ales towftI'cl.lhe lOp.

The bluff provides a spectacular view. Tb tbe west ... Amy can see tile. skyscrapers of dOWl}t9WI'l Denve'f and rh~ mountains beyond. A bit to the Ilorlh\-she can make om Lhedly rmrsery the new1:;quc"Lrian Genter. andtht Stapleton CO)l1mUllil)tFarm. A rid 10 die :sdu th lie lhe ll~ghil?urllOod ur Bh,lff Lakeand Ibe elementary school~my aUel1dl!!.

Wmding their way back dowI11he trail, Amy and her classmaies reach the cooflLlence of Sand Creek and Westerly Cr-eek. Bar ore them ::Itrot-ch 115 acres of meadows and alre'ams. spa:ciaug playing fields and even a nine-hole leming go f eoursel This lush par,kiand is designed with the same respect for nanrre thar characterizes the entire Stapleton development. Mm1yof lite p]an Is, for ex afup It: • req ul ru ~ i tlle i:rrll:;lation; treated "I;'eU~C water from the sl,lrrQuru.l!hg neighborhoods supplies almostall of the park's ioogation need".


Amy's older brother spent last summer in the park's "stewardship training" program. learning bow to protect and manage natural and recreational resources like th.is one .. (Amy herself attended a workshop in Bluff Lake's Environmental Educatiol1 O~l~ter.)

Amy and her classmates leave the park ami rejoin the Sund Creek trail. They pass through a series of drainage corridors Lhal. once served as runway tunnels - II remnant of Stapleton's pm. The stteem bartks here have been restored to shelter Wildill'C1IDgratioll, and as Amy walks along. she spots 11 $Ct ef animal tracks, Bending down, she recognizes the hooffrmu of a. door.

From the olhcr side of the creek, Amycan hear loud whistles and cheers - the sounds of a Little League game in pn.JgJe5s. (Stapleton's new athletic complex hosts teams from throughQIlL ~he dvy, day and night) Amy follows her-classmates M:ITISS the, creek.

The trail f9TkS ncar Quebec Street, Stapleton's western boundary. Amy's group takes the branch leading north, toward the SandhiUs Prairie Park ~d the Rocky Mountain Urban Wildlife Refuge. The landscape -slowly opensup; just ahead lies the site of U new championship golf course end bird sancmary. B.eyrmd lies the Prahie Park: 365 acres of rolling s<llldhilli., seeded native grosses, in1digemllJl.~ wild110wem and willow groves. Amy's exploration ends here - to be resumed. she hepes, another day.


Brenda Williams enters the final pieces of data iruo her computer and, with the press of a key, submits the final building plans far her next project Next spring, Brenda's small homebuilding company will build its eighth project 011 the former site of Stapleton International Airport

Brenda has been involved with the property since ~he mid- 1990.), when she and several other small homebuilders constructed [he Ilrst residential units on the site, Today those units arc nearing their 15th anniversary, Whole neighborhoods have evolved from these very modest beginnings, and much has changed at Stapleton and in the process of homebuilding.

Brenda's electronic submittal of plans is typical 01" current practice. In facI, 01'\-1 i ne regulatory rev iew was pioneered at Stapleton, IiI addition to the basic information, Brenda's submittal shows that hell" project meets or surpasses Stapleton standards for energy efficiency. water conservation, and inclusion of recycled materials. While Stapleton's standards are still among the highest in [lie stale, many projects and jurisdictions haveimplemented similar approaches to resource conservation.

Brenda's project will also receive an excellent raring from the Metro Homebuilders Association's "Green Builder" program. The program assigns polru values [Q individual units based on a variety of criteria, 'Including energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, material" reuse, toxicity. and contribution to air and water qualify protection, Since it:> inception as a pilot project, the rating system has become an essential piece of infonnation for prospective homebuyers, Much as consumers once demanded iaformation no the fuel efficiency or automobiles, roday's 1:011-


sumers require a complete Green Builder rating before" reaching a decision about iii new home. New units on me Stapleton site have consistently averaged between 85 and 90 on me system's loo-point scale. A project constructed by Brenda's com pan}' three years earlier sliU holds the record for the highest rating ever awarded to ~ new unit.

The homebuilding process has changed significantly over the last L5 years. Building codes, zoning and design controts have been greatly simplified and reoriented. The current regulatory structure continues to ensure public safety, convenience and community character, but it also facilitates projects that are highly efficient, take les. time to produce, use many more recycled materials, and are far more adaptable ro change in lifesryte and WlC over time.

Zoning requirements at Stapleton. for instance, identify genernl requirements lor height, density. scale and the relationship of buildings to public spaces and one another, use restrictions tend to be flexible and In reflect performance eharaeteristics. The design review precess Stapleton lias used for the last [5 years is demanding but predictable - and actually less time-consuming than previous forms of regulation and required rezonings, variances. conditions and appeals. Many of the mechanisms first tested at Stapleton hav ~ now been applied city-wide,

Stapleton's evolution has paralleled lilat of Brenda's OWI1 COl11p:m)'. Over the last L5 years, her company has produced al least five different types of housing products at Stapleton. ranging from single-family and townhouse units to a senior care [acility, a 45,ullit co-housing village and a lOO-uoit mutual housing project Brenda describes her work as 'having Evolved from homebuilding to "community building."

Brenda's company has also experimented with new approaches 10 highly efficient community lawn irrigation


systems; telecommunications links among home', schools and workplaces; and incorporation of electric vehicle recharging facilities in residential projects.

Stapleton's focus on recycling has helped Brenda become a local expert Oil reducing and recycling currstruction debris. Her company is currently exploring plans to manufacture building products from recycled materials - for the company's own lise and for sale to other builders. TIle Stapleton Development Corporation will assist Brenda. in identifying financing sources and training area residents to staff theoperailon.

Twelve years ago, when Brenda received her first community builder award for producing an envs ... onmentally and socially superior housing project, she was truly worried.

She feared that consumers would perceive the award as a sign that her housing products were too expensive Or impractical" Instead, the awards have come to represent durability, it healthy environment and attention to detailvalue'S that any serious homebuilder would be happy to have associated wil:h his or her name.



Alau Brown

Jim Chrisman

tl4llb Cunnver

10m Gougeen WIlRda Veslenllllrk



Mlmy inilivillu~w;, corporauons ruld fOOlldalians ~()flIIibU!ed ill LOO, creauen of ~~1.e Development Plan, 111e!>e inelude SI.llplelon Redevelopment Foundmion lunders, Board Members and staff, City !U1d County electro oflldals llJld stalf. Citizens Advisory Boord members, l;onm1umity Qrgml1zatiol.~ mld technical oon"u!lanlli. Folhlwing is a list of these indi \'idllab and otgillliZiitiuw:


Anonymous B,mk.OIll':

Bill DMie~.s

Boettcher MlUJ1dtuiO[1 Colorado National Bank Coors Foundation

eRL Associares

Davis Graham &. Slllbh.~ TIle Denver Foundation Eill:Cll Byrne Associules EllPomar Ffllmdati.on Fnirli.eld :mcl Woods G~1C~ l:<Ouruhuion

Gary Willia.ms,lPil,m PQ1Jndminn Greenberg BaJDn Simon & MiJle!" Hanifen lrnholf

111C Haddon Foundruioil Hogan & }-[rulS011

Holme RllOCIi:S (!I1lI Owen

Kirchner Group ot'George K. Baurn N(lIV<'<;Sl Bunk

Public Service Company SRI" Hoard Members

StroUou Reiter Dupree & Dumnte Taurus FoundatioJil





Lawreace A. Aller O/Corms!!1

Geh, Reis.hmml & Sterling

Und.1I ,I. Colllns

Bxectalvc l'icl' P"I'JidemiDenre/" Norwesr Colorado, Inc.

Hulmr1.A. Farbes, ,II':


Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Sui~kI~nd_

7...ee Ferrufi no Genera! Malla.~ff KBNO RAidlo

Samnel wy

Gary WlUiam.~ Enerl!Y COl'porollno

Beverlj Haddon

Partner & Cllfl'fOpemtilig Olfir,',. CRL Associates

Paula Hcrzmarl, Esecutiv» Director

ffew~sh Community Center

Del Huck

Clio.f.irmlifJ & CEO Publlc Service Company ·0 r Colorado

[lurbnn\ Hornby Preskien:

CQlorado ].I l~IQrical Foundlltion

Hany ,[,.Le>vis, Jr, Presiden!

Lew is lnvcsnnents

Will F, N icl1[1I~;Q!l, ,I r;

Clmirrimn I fl flie BOQPd & Preside»; Cotomd!l N!lJllooai Bankshares, IIlI:.


Cllw'mlflilll! Ih/! (Jf/lm! CfI.lortfd() liice Pl'esidcm

US West Communications;, Inc,

Sl1irc;a!nl Sugo f're.lidl!m

Inter-Pac me lust! nne for Ccmrnunieadon

James W. "Skip" SPl!Ilsley Mr;mher

Holrne, Roberts & Owen

,lack [J. 'Jlloylol"

I'Nw.fC St!{w)r Df!p"fifll(!m Asian Development Bank

Re·~. Sandra A. Wiloon U&:mr

SL Tbomas EpbcuV<11 OlUn:h


Arl. Hartlil

CEO and Cilail'mall [l urela and S 0It';. [Ole.

Tyrone Hull A(/I?nlcy aT t../w

Ja.r:k MacAlli~lel" C /,.r;irmau ~mcril{!.\· US West, Inc,

Ann Mitre ViCt:' "/'I?11dr'lll

Pb:lem1. National MOI1l£agc MS<x iat~1m

Tlill Rnberts IJn:.yidelll

f{Qbert~ Construction Compnny

Jamss W. Rml.'ie CJltli.rm(lI!

The Enterprise Fom,dm~'.'11

l.A!c While

S[!nior l/i"1C" President G""rgll I<L Baum and Co.


Honorable WclJililg,ton Webb, Mayor

Honora ble HIIPPY Haynes, Denver Cil, Counci I Honorable Dave Doering, Denver City Council l-IoltONlbl,C Debomh Ol1eg."Il, Denver Cil)' Coul1cj,1 Honorable Bill SCltcilJer, Denver City Co!!ncll Ilennratrle lied Uac'kwnrtl'l. Denver Cily COlmdJ Honorable Rarll!~na MarliHf"l, Denver City Council l-IonnrabJe Joyce Fosler; Denver Cil), Couneil HlllllOr!!!.!le P'o'!ly Ffof)etk, Denver Cit)' Council Hennrahle Mary l)eOl"1)nl" Denver City Council HOllDr3!b11' Hiawflthfl Dnvis, Jr .• , Denver Chy Council Honur9bl~ Cathy Roynolds, DlllivCr 01)' Councf H~nlJroble Tim SaDdllll, Denver Ci!y COU:Il~il Hlmorable [1;(1 Thomas, Denver G Iy Council HlmQrnble Robc,l"t Crider. Audilor

:Kllrtl! A~il(!!; - City AUQrrlllv's Office:

Brile\: Atcxander - Dcp;lrtmcnI of Pill'kil and Reereuiou Su sa n lhlird - j)epag,1 ment of Parks and. Recreation Terry Baes - Denver Wasteweter

Dick BI"l!;'lh~r - Department of Publi~ Works Heverly Carapefla - ~Iling Admirtistratlon Mill'S Cl'lI'I@I"- Department of Aviation Linda Clark - Stapleton 2000

Ed Ellerbrock - Department of Public %rks

Dic:k Farley - Plmmillg ,mill COl1Ullllnity Deve]Ojllllenl Slephanie Foote - Mayur's Office

Steve Foutc - Deparrmeru of llealth and Hospitels John Gflines - D~nw.rWastew:r~r

Cathy Gale - City Anomey'~ Office

Stellc GonIon - Ptsnnlng ami Cornrnnniry Developmera Harriet l:k)gll!:l- Pllll1l1illg und Communi!)' Development Mark Lef.~e - Department ofPUbl1c Work~

James MaC'k:lJy - Deparnaeru of Public Wm'h

Lee .Mnralile - City Anurney's Office

Jennifer Mnulton- Planning and ('.ommlJl'lily Developmenr Roger MId;! - Depanment of Publle Wnrb

Tum NcJS\lD - Denver Will'leWl\!fl"

Iml"Othy Nella - Zoning AdminislrnJiom

Terry R(Ls.apcp • Department of PLIOlic Work~ Myrlle-Rosc Greene - !\..,sc! Man<Jg"rtI'Onl Dennis R0.l'~ r - Department of Publi c Work.< SU1~1'll flC' S:lImdcrs - Legal Department

Randy Sdmick(lr - Dcpurt!TIcm ~lr Public WIJ.,ks John slmoner- Depm1ment of O:miCC'~ion,~ Nick Sldf:tlid!es - Denver Wrnilewaler

-li:!lrol Shw!:'n.~ • Stapleton 2000

Ellio( Sulsky - Departmem of Publ ic \¥orb Anthony Thnsimol'C - Mayor's Office Wilmil T~yll)r~ Department Df Aviation

Donnie Turner - Maynr"s om ce of Ecorlomic Development Doug Wheeler - Planning and COmmunity Development Dave Wicks - Plarming and Communi!), Development

Max WilC"y - Muyor\ aRk.., of'Economic Developrncnt


Co-Cllair.: RilV, Paul ['I.~.rlifl; &iJJ~ Denver Ministeriul Alliance en-Chair: 1":11"1':< Aller, Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce

~ D.!lthliUleJl<:zy GmW;l


Chair; Ja!l1~1 Arrowood, , , , < • , , , , .Colol'l1do·s Women's

Cham her of Commerce

Iii('e Chuir: AI~[e KIlII.)' .,' ~ . , _ . , , .League uf WOlllt'''' Vul~nl

8;Jra Fuentes .,.,., .... ,." , Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Honorable 'Polly Flobeek _., DeIIVa! City Council, Distrkl 111

Christy RI,[!.'!;U1l1J "< •• , ••• , < , ••• ,E~ ~C:l1CI(lir Neighborhood


SIm1ll Steveti!l ......•.... _ . , . , .. , .Interestcd Citizen

Edna Yrib.ia Trt!j!illo ....•. , . , ,Denver IJiSu1CI Anomey's Office

lJiali1f1n Wong , . _ , _ City n'~ Aurorn

MiIltKlmNG ANI) EClJNOM~C Dl:.'YI' .. IJ)!'\I.11iN1· SUHL'OMMrnEI:i

CJwir: Stanley PQUW .. " _ ... , .. ' .Asiml Clmm 001' of Commerce

like C"liflir: Orlimdl) I!tt'yo:::s ." •• , •• Publk Servkc CQrnpru1Y of Colo.rndo JaneAmorllilo ., , ... , _ .. , , , .•.... Colorado Wmnell'~

Chnmber or Commerce

11"1' ...sh , - .. < _ •• Denver Ai rport Here! Associarion

Lynn Clever •.. , , , , __ .. , .. .Interested Citizen

Derek F3isoll ... , , . , •....•. " .... Molltocl!o l!1di.1~tri.Clj f'ark kuere8ts Hnnnrahle 1'611,!11~lnbeek ,< _ • _ •••• Denver Cil)' Council, District #S SaraFuentes ••.. " .•.• , •....... Hispanic Chumber of Commerce

Bevcrl]l Hndd(lQ ••...•... , Slapleton Redevelopment


Gilbert McNeish a , , • , •• , ••••• , •• Denver Planning Board

I~rllce Rockwell, . , ...•. , .. , _ .lnteresred CiH7J:"n

Rtlbcrl R_ Sweru;on , ~ .Denver Airport Hotel Association

G leri 1I T31!11t'r .,., , , .. SHUT: Senator; Disluncli't:B


Chi,lil': WuHy IlmuCl- " . , , , • , ' , .. , .Celorado BuJldi.i1g & Cons lruC t.iOll.

Trades Council

I'icl' Chair: Karen Salinum .. _ .• _ ~Gretll<lr Piirk:Hill Community, Inc, Gwen Andersun ., .. ,", .. , .. ,' .lnterested Cit17.en

R,ev.. J ... LBng.oon Hoyd _., .. , ..... Easl: Deever MiJli~ll:lri;'L1 A man!:e Hl)l1orubll.l NadillC Cnldwcll < • , • , , .Aurora City ConncH



Sgt. Mark CruIiYm .. " _ , .. .Denver Police Department

Veronica LeDeu;o; .. , ........• , .. .lnterested Olizen

tIo]lo.ruble Polly Flobel!k ...••.... Denver City Counei I, IJ~ strict #5 Roland RIIsseJl , .•.....•...•..... f"'Clrmer Commerce Cily

Council member

Pi.ANI'IINli ,\1'11) Zi.JNINn SUflCOMMfnl:.1!

Chair: HOl1orahle Happy Hnynes .. Denver Ctly CllUIICH, Dislri\:ltlll Vice Chair: 8IIiricy Ridl~rd ..• , .. .Far Non:hC!\$1 N~ighbor:s Andrew W. BilTnard •..• , • , .. , .. Jill'C~8Ied CitiZCII

tlnm;rrable Nadine Caldwell .. _ .... Aurorn City Council

1I0nuI"Ilble Polily Flabeck ... ,., . , .D~ijN"" DIY Counci], District #5 ['at fJ.a;n;iU • _ , , •••.•. , " _ • , .• , .• Jnlcre,.';\cd Cilil.en

Menry S. Jacksolll .. , ••..•..•.... City ,au.Aumm

Manuel ~rtinw. ...•.. , •..• , ..• lnterested Cilizcn

(TItherl Mt:Neisb , Denver Planning B(~ml

J'ollGRctgers , ••. , '. . .Colorado Chupr.er of the

. American Trul irute of Arch itects

Mil."': Sa u I .. " " " , .. Interested Citizen

HettIe Shaw .. , . , " ..• , .. ; , . .Park .. HiU Commirtee for

Safe Nelghborhoods

iM!rten S~dimlLn ......•.. , _ .. , , , .Greater Park Hili Communily. lnc,

Sloan Steven.~ , , , . .Imeresred Citir£:11

. lim WQgcn lander , ...•.. , •.. , , • Jmerested Citizen

Lamedi Waterman , , .. Denver Public Schools

Ti!rry Whirtncy " _ , Park I·tin Committee for

Silfc N~jgll.oomOml~ FORMER ME.'l:fREll,q:

enrol Bonlu , , , .. .Puhllc Service. Comp:my

of Colorado

Patriek D; 1Jl'Oe , ........• , , .ReoL fumte Develcpmem [ncluii!ry

Sandra Coates " , , .. Grenter Par.k ".till. Community. Inc.

Richard Cohen , ,' .Denver Allport Hotel Association

Honorl1'ble R(-gis Grorr ...•.. , . " .State Senator, District #33 Ro.S3Jind J. HaFris .. " " ... " ... , , .. Colorado BIHCk Chamber

of CQ:lTln IC!1o'e

vasey Hayt:'S .. ," , " " , .. Commerce Ow

Mar'k Johnson .. , , , , , .Urlmn Planning Comrnunuy

Donald L. Korl z ,.,.... .Greaier Den ver 01::J11l1.'io:e r

of Commerce

Cbl'ii<: MlIt'linez , , .Mnmbello Neighborhood

Dllv[d A. Scales .; , ..••... " .. " , .Indi 1IiJ Chamber of Commerce Mattie n. Spl"inglield " .... _ .. " , .Prnk HiILBusiness Community Dall Thompson , •....• , ..••.. "' .Colorado iEnvlmIDm:nlu'l Coalition

R.ob~irtG. 'Ireeka , , ....• Denver Boord of Realtors

r-.1:lJrilee A, Utter .. , .. " .. , , .Delw .. r PI.rum ing Board Member

IJan:iel Yoh:nmes . , , , .f1.rmm:ial Community



AIIIJr(lp8gQI1 A~les, lne., Phi ladelphia B'RW, Ine., Denver

Civi.tll!;, Inc., Denv!!I"

Cooper :Ro]}el"l~"l)n.& Partners, New York EtunoJ1]jc Planning SystemlS I Ucrkcley" CA HarDld Maswp & Af,sOcilllcs, Denver

PRWEC'Ii' Tl:AM MllM!lHI!~

ATEC Associate;" lne., Denver IU"Id Pniladel)ll1ill Architecuunl Energy Corporation. Boulder

R. W, Beck and Associutes, Denver

Cemtl'r ftir Resource Management.Denver CH2MHiJI, Denver

City Worb. Baltimore. WI. Coley/FolTIlst, Denver

Design Work.~hop, lnc., Denver Sumley Deeter, Boulder

E!mh Resources Consortlum. Denver b\'llI1s Land Compwoj!. Upperco, Md. Felsburg, Hclt.Ullevig, Denver

Greenberg, B"II"OII. Simon and MJHer, Denver UlIIl:t;: HO]O\ID1. Denver

WilJlilIfi I, J!!IIJ]s,l!l

King Design. ColLTmbla, Md .

LDR. ~n~emHtional. lnc .. , (A~lImhi'1. Md. Lonco, Inc .• Denver

fohn A. Murrin. Boulder

Nmional CivicLeague, Denver Preservation Partnership, Denver R;I:I~1Il Design.Denver

J. E 51110 and A~wcia!e~. Denver Wlllem Y.1.n Vliet. "Boulder Wenk Asscciuies. Denv;lf

Donn L WlWgc &: Co .. Denver

Addi.lional thanks 10 ~ number of public and private agencies who pW1iciptll",d in or assisted thi!> ",flori, lncluding:

Urban Druin<lgc and Flood Control DJ51.~i~t ME"IRO Willilew<JIer Reclanuuion District Denver Public SchooI~

RegiQnal Transportation District

Denver ·Wal:e[

Public Service ComptlllY of Colorado USWcs:t

City of AiJrom

City ofCommerce City

DeIlV~ Regional CQ!.l~idJ of Governn u:1lIt. .. us, Fish and Wildlife Service

Colorado Division ofWuldlife

Colonldo Dqmnmc!I.t of Com::CttOI1.S Denver Urban Renewal Authority

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