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Denver, Co

Winter 2002-2003

Photo by Steve Larson

QUEBEC SQUARE Now Open for Shopping Home Depot

Wal-Mart Country Buffet

Tires Plus

Famous Footwear

Sam’s Club

Linens N’ Things Great Clips

Volume Rate Liquor

Environmentally Friendly Cleaners A World of Nails

EB Games Sprint Just For Feet

Papa John’s Pizza Doctor’s Vision Works

Okkasions Liquor

Subway Radio Shack

The Quebec Square Regional Retail Center


t’s the holiday season at Stapleton and merchants at The Quebec Square Regional Retail Center have opened their doors to provide almost every answer to the needs of shoppers throughout the region. Festive in its holiday decorations, Quebec Square was recently highlighted in The New Urban News, a national publication that tracks the latest trends in urban developments throughout the nation. The Stapleton retail center was cited as a model of thoughtful planning that makes Quebec Square equally convenient for motorists throughout the region and pedestrians from the adjacent hotels and businesses as well as the new and existing neighborhoods alike. Quebec Square is a convenient, “one-stop”

location not only to pick up holiday gifts, but also to run a number of daily errands that once made driving all over the city an absolute necessity. Anchored by a Home Depot, a Wal-Mart Supercenter and Sam’s Club, Quebec Square at Stapleton also offers a wide variety of smaller retail stores that include Sprint, Tires Plus, Famous Footwear and Linens N’ Things. Also waiting to greet customers are Office Depot, Great Clips, Okkasions Liquors, and Doctor’s Vision Works, as well as Just for Feet, Nails of the World, RadioShack, Volume Rate Liquors, EB Games and Environmental Friendly Cleaners. Hungry shoppers can take a break to have a quick and enjoyable lunch or dinner at Subway, Country Buffet and Papa John’s Pizza.


Additional businesses opening in the coming months include McDonald's, International House of Pancakes, and Wingz, Etc., as well as Vectra Bank, Party City, Payless ShoeSource, Pak Mail, Executive Tans, and Lane Bryant. Quebec Square at Stapleton is located just south of the Quebec Street interchange on Interstate 70. It is within walking distance of the RTD Stapleton Transfer Station located adjacent to the former airport’s parking garage and the first new residential neighborhood that has risen at the former airport. Throughout the holidays and everyday, Quebec Square offers convenient shopping at Stapleton, Denver’s newest standard for the “art of urban living!”

Building Diversity

Workforce Housing

A Look Back at 2002

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Minority Business Opportunities: Building Diversity at Stapleton By Landri Taylor Vice President-Community Relations


orest City was selected to be the master developer for Stapleton because of our commitment to create a broad range of opportunities for all of the citizens of our community to participate in that development. As we near the end of 2002, which is only the first full year of our anticipated twenty-year redevelopment of Stapleton, 137 companies owned by women and minorities have been involved in one or more phases of our development activities.

projected to receive a total of more than $1.7 million (22%) of that work. Gilmore is also scheduled to manage the contract for a portion of the residential development along Roslyn Street, immediately east of the King Soopers, a contract estimated to be around $1.5 million. Affordable Senior Housing As featured in an earlier edition of The Front Porch, TP Development LLC, a participant in Forest City’s Associate Developer Program and an African American woman-owned company, commenced construction this past year on Clyburn Tower, Stapleton’s first apartment homes affordable for seniors. Those apartment homes are scheduled for completion in

August of next year. TP Development will also construct Roslyn Court, 80 affordable homes for sale in the same block as its senior apartments. In addition, Forest City is in negotiations with a team of three minority developers for 78 units of attached “workforce” housing that will be built adjacent to our Town Green Apartments. Elsewhere in our first neighborhood at Stapleton, work on our neighborhood park has involved five companies owned by women or minorities. In addition, the architect and the landscape architect for that park are both women-owned companies. Twenty percent of the neighborhood park contract dollars are going to companies owned by women or minorities. Forest City continues every effort to expand the participation of all of the citizens of our community through a variety of methods that include regular meetings with minority chambers and contractor associations. For example, we work with the Stapleton Foundation and the Stapleton Workforce Committee to arrange partnering sessions in which minority subcontractors are introduced to prime contractors. We (continued on back cover)

Wingz, Etc. owners Byron and Michelle Johnson Infrastructure with their contractor, George Cooper, As the development General Manager of Ozone International. manager of the infrastructure for the Park Creek Metro District, the special district financing the roads and utilities necessary for the new redeveloping Denver’s former Stapleton International Airport* urban neighborhoods at Stapleton, Forest City has worked to date with the District CW Smith Painting (AA) About Time Awards (AsA) Hillary Reed Interior Design (WBE) to award $69.9 million in contracts. Of that Customwood Interiors (WBE) Acierno Boyer (WBE) HP Construction (AA) amount, $16.9 million (24%) has been awardDan’s Concrete (HA) ACT! Now 2000 (AA) Ideal Electric (HA) Deep Green Lawn Service (AA) ADM Landscape (HA Inlet Structures (HA) ed to companies owned by women or people Denver and Beyond (WBE) Aiken Global Env. Serv. (AA) In The Black Magazine (AA) of color. Nearly 65% of the workforce designDenver Pro Limo (AA) Air Duct Systems, LLC (HA) Iron Woman Const./ DRC Construction (WBE) Alta Milla Electric (HA) Env. Services (NA/WBE) ing or constructing that infrastructure is comDenver Weekly News (AA) American Automation (AA) Jackson Construction Co. (AA) prised of women or minorities. Diamond Plumbing (HA Anderson Erection (WBE) Jenesis Roofing (AsA/WBE)

Minority & Women-owned Business Enterprises

East 29th Avenue Town Center Construction In the construction of our first town center at 29th Avenue and Quebec Street, which is being built under a joint venture involving Saunders Construction and the minorityowned Blackinton Decker, Inc., approximately fifteen minority or woman-owned firms have been awarded $4.1 million in work (22%). Also in the East 29th Avenue Town Center, we are preparing to start construction on the Town Green Apartments, which are being done by the joint venture of Rhoads Construction and Gilmore Construction (an African American-owned company). As part of that process, the Rhoads-Gilmore joint venture is in final negotiations with fifteen minority or woman-owned firms that are


Published and funded by: Forest City Stapleton, Inc. 1401 17th Street, Suite 510 Denver, CO 80202 Telephone: 303-295-1090

Angel’s Plastering (HA) Anthony’s Limo Service (HA) Arrow Land & Surveying (NA) Ascend Landscaping (AA) BG’s Joe House (AA/WBE) Blackinton Decker, Inc. (AA) Bookhardt & O’Toole (AA/WBE) Boulder Design (WBE) Burks Communication (AA/WBE) C & D Security (WBE) C-Clear Enterprises (AA) CAJ Consulting (AA) Chauncey Peterson Outreach Consultants (AA) Chiles and Son Lawn Sprinkler Service (AA) Chrisman and Associates (WBE) Civil Technology (AA/WBE) Colorado Counter Tops, Inc. (HA) Concept 3 Co. (WBE) Concrete Management Corp. (HA/WBE) Core Communications (AA/WBE) Covarubias (HA) CRL Associates (HA/WBE)

Dunn’s Ornamental (HA) Eagle Masonry (WBE) Elegant Catering (AA/WBE) Encore Draperies (WBE) ESC Contract Paint (HA) Faison Office Products (AA) Family Construction (HA) Fine Print Co. (WBE) Fortin Foundations (WBE) Four Star (HA) Front Range Barricade (AA) Front Range Fabrications (HA) Genesis Group (WBE) Gilmore Construction (AA) Gil Chapman Landscaping (AA) Gimblet and Nicol (WBE) Goodson and Assoc. (AA) Green Acres Turf (AsA) Green Spot Inc. (AsA) Hanns Construction (AA) Harold Massop Associates Architects, P.C. (AA) Haverson SecuritiesMunicipal Bonds (AA) HCL Engineering (AsA)


JF Sato & Assoc. (AsA) Joan Sapiro Art Consultants (WBE) Jo Ellen Davidson/SCGC-Ltd. (WBE) John-Phillips Printing (AA) Jon G’s Portable Toilets (WBE) Jones CAD Design (AA) Jones Star Fireproofing (WBE) Judkins Carpeting (AA) Kelley Surveying (WBE) Key West Cleaning (AA) Kumar and Associates (Far East Indian) Lakewood Electric (WBE) La Tuda Group (WBE) La Voz (HA) Leslie’s Cleaning Service (AA) Lightning Ventures (WBE) Lorem Ipsum (WBE) L.O.S.T. Construction (HA) Marquo, Inc. (HA) Martinez Trucking (HA) McGeady Sisneros (WBE) ME Consultants (AsA) Mendenilla Construction (AsA) (continued on back cover)

Email: [email protected] Editor: Tom Gleason Design & Layout: FinePrint –brochures & photography– Photography: Steve Larson

Your stores. Just closer.


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COMING SOON Arby’s • Bocaza Grill • Eyecare Centers • International House of Pancakes • McDonald’s One Hour Quality Cleaners • Party City • Payless Shoes • Vectra Bank


Stapleton’s Roslyn Court Home Ownership for Moderate Incomes Individuals and families with moderate incomes may now apply to purhome, available homes and floor plans, the application process and a chase one of the first of 800 homes at Stapleton that will be priced to review of the restrictions recorded against the home. Application packets be affordable to teachers, nurses, police officers, firefighters and other will also be distributed at the orientation. Seating is limited so please Rendering compliments of TP Development, LLC members of our community’s workforce. call 303-355-9600 to make a reservation. Eighty condominiums in the first phase To be eligible for one of the Workforce of the Stapleton Workforce Housing Prohomes, a buyer’s combined gross income gram will be offered as duplexes, fourplexes cannot exceed the following: and carriage homes over garages and be • 1 person – $39,120 • 4 persons – $55,920 available in 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms residences • 2 persons – $44,720 • 5 persons – $60,400 priced from $125,000 to $175,000. The • 3 persons – $50,320 homes will be arranged around interior Prospective buyers must also have money for a courtyards and feature private entrances, down payment, good credit and steady employpatios and porches. They will be located in Workforce housing rendering ment. Contact one of our preferred lenders to the heart of the East 29th Avenue Town inquire about a competitive loan package: Center, which will open in summer of 2003 anchored by a new King Soopers with shops, restaurants and offices • Countrywide (Glenna Maltby at 303-695-6296 x221) centered around a two-and-a-half acre town green. Homes will become • Key Bank (Diana Olivas at 303-561-4344) available beginning in September. • Wells Fargo (Nona Bloomquist at 303-790-8601) Applying for a Home Roslyn Court is being developed by TP Development, LLC., a particiThe first step in purchasing a home under the Workforce Housing pant in the Forest City Associate Developer Program. Program is to attend one of the free, monthly orientations that will cover an overview of the program, the steps involved in purchasing a Jacky Morales is the Director of Housing Initiatives for Forest City Stapleton, Inc.

Education Master Plan Moving Forward By Brian Weber

personal fulfillment that will help adults instill the concept of lifelong learning throughout the community. Strategies: Ensuring Access and Support for Adult Learning; Providing Choice in Programs; Creating Opportunities for Job Training and Career Advancement; and Encouraging Learning for Living.

The Stapleton Education Master Plan is scheduled for publication in the early part of 2003. The plan’s goal is to make Stapleton a model of lifelong learning where everyone from infants to seniors will find innovative educational opportunities Sustainability and to satisfy their personal, professional Our Environment and recreational needs and desires. Goals: Environmental education at The plan is an evolving guide for Stapleton will boost public awareness, lifelong learning. It will be periodiunderstanding and appreciation of the cally updated by educators, parents natural and built environments to fosand community members to reflect ter a sense of stewardship and impart changing needs of Stapleton and the knowledge to create a community nearby neighborhoods. The plan is that is a model of sustainable developthe culmination of a year and half Odyssey School principal Nelson Chase and Stapleton Elementary principal Trish Kuhn earlier this year toured construction of ment. Strategies: Living Stapleton’s of work led by the Stapleton Founthe shared Odyssey/Elementary School campus. Sustainable Community Vision; Bringdation and Forest City. More than ing Environmental Education to Life; Integrating Environmental Educa200 educators, parents, community members, business representatives tion into Curricula; and Supporting Educators. and other experts participated in developing the plan. The plan consists of five chapters that include goals, strategies, Community Partnerships actions and the partners needed to fulfill the vision. Chapter headings, Goals: Residents, businesses, workers and organizations will create partgoals and strategies include: nerships in established and innovative ways with groups across the cultural, educational, ethnic and civic landscape to bring life to Stapleton’s The First Years strong community vision. Strategies: Capitalizing on Stapleton’s ComGoals: Programs and initiatives at Stapleton for the first years of every munity Attributes; and Creating Connections. child’s life (from birth to age five) will help families and others nurture children’s early development to prepare them socially, emotionally, cogniThe Education Master Plan will be available at various locations at Stapleton and surrounding neighborhoods. For more information about the plan or edutively and physically for elementary school. Strategies: Having Parents as cation issues at Stapleton, please contact Brian Weber by phone at 303-393-7700 Teachers; Creating a Culture of Community Responsibility for Early #296 or e-mail at [email protected] Childhood Care and Development; Establishing Quality Early Childhood Brian Weber is the Vice President-Education and Workforce Initiatives for The Programs and Initiatives; Ensuring Choice of Programs; and Connecting Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities. Stapleton Early Childhood Programs with Surrounding Communities. Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Goals: Education for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade at Stapleton will emphasize the essential core subjects, creative growth and community involvement to prepare them for careers and their further education choices. Strategies: Ensuring Quality Programs; Creating Choice in Programs; Establishing Schools as Community Centerpieces; Building Sustainable Schools; and Connecting Stapleton and Area Schools. Beyond 12: Post Secondary Education Goals: Beyond 12, or postsecondary education, at Stapleton will feature a wide range of options for employment training, career development and -4-

The New Leaf tips on sustainable living are sponsored by Forest City Stapleton. They may be found on our website at

S TA PL E T O N . A T I M E L I N E. 1929



THE JET AGE 1950s - 1980s















Called the “Union Station of the Air,” and heralded as the most modern facility in the country, the Denver Municipal Airport was constructed by the City of Denver. Many saw the building of the airport as a way of insuring Denver’s future growth and prosperity.

By the late 1950s, the jet age was a reality and the need to expand the facilities and runways became a necessity. Additional land was acquired from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. In 1964, the airport’s name was officially changed to Stapleton International Airport. By 1985, the airport had grown to 4,700 acres.

In 1987, the Colorado General Assembly authorized voters to decide whether a parcel of land in Adams County could be annexed to the City and County of Denver for a new airport site. In 1988, voters approved the annexation and Denver voters endorsed the plan in the May 1989 election.

In 1990, a group of civic and business leaders created the Stapleton Development Foundation. Financed by private philanthropy, this non-profit group was formed as a civic vehicle to work in partnership with the City administration. In 1993, Denver entered into a partnership agreement with the Foundation.

In 1995, after an extensive community outreach effort, the Foundation produced the Stapleton Development Plan, known as the “Green Book.” This document established the framework for redeveloping Stapleton. The Denver City Council adopted the Stapleton Development Plan. After 66 years, Stapleton International Airport closes.

Through 1999 and 2000, Forest City worked with the City of Denver, the Stapleton Development Corporation, the Stapleton Citizens Advisory Board, the Stapleton Foundation and the Denver community, as well as scores of design, financial, and legal experts to make the Stapleton “Green Book” become a reality.

In the spring, Forest City purchased the first Stapleton land from the City and begins construction of streets and utilities. By fall, construction began on the Visitor Center, model homes and the Quebec Square Retail Center.

The New Year sees the opening of the Stapleton Visitor Center. By spring, Stapleton’s first model homes opened. Summertime found the Quebec Square Regional Retail Center opening and construction beginning on the East 29th Avenue Town Center and Town Green Apartments. The summer also finds the first residents calling Stapleton home. By year-end, Stapleton is well on its way to becoming Denver’s next great neighborhoods.

This summer sees the opening of our first Town Center. East 29th Avenue Town Center, with 175,000 square feet of retail shops, grocery store, health club, drug store and two banks, is slated for September. In August, a new Denver Public Schools campus, shared by an elementary school and the Odyssey Charter School, will welcome its first students. And new residents will continue to move in – meeting new neighbors and building a community at Stapleton.





Parks and open space define many of Denver’s great

The Stapleton Development Plan calls for an

A development of the magnitude and importance of

neighborhoods. Washington Park, Cheesman Park,

important focus on education with a goal of

Stapleton calls for a clear vision that reflects the

Congress Park, City Park and many others are grand

creating a community in which “Lifelong Learning”

values of the community as well as state-of-the-art

public spaces that are part of Denver ’s legacy.

becomes an integral and valued component of

planning and design. Beginning in 1989, with the

Stapleton will build on that tradition devoting nearly

Stapleton’s new neighborhoods. Stapleton schools

decision to build the new Denver International Airport,

30% of its 4,700 acres to parks and open space,

will be as diverse as its residents with new

a group of civic and community leaders began planning

increasing the size of the Denver Park system by

neighborhood based Denver Public Schools (DPS)

the future of the Stapleton property. In 1995, they

more than 25%.

living in harmony with charter, private, vocational

published the Stapleton Development Plan, more

The centerpiece of Stapleton’s 1,116-acre regional

and online learning opportunities. Current plans

affectionately known as “The Green Book”. This document

park system will be the 80-acre “Central Park,” nearly

call for at least four elementary schools, two middle

identifies a set of principles to guide the development.

the size of Denver’s Washington Park. Bikeways and

schools and a high school as well as a number of

These principles address economic, environmental,

paths, similar to those found along Denver’s Cherry

early childhood learning facilities. Stapleton’s first

and social objectives, as well as the physical design

Creek, will grace Stapleton’s Sand Creek and Westerly

elementary school, scheduled to break ground in

of the community and methods to manage and

Creek Greenways. On Stapleton’s north border, the

spring 2002 and open in August 2003, will be

implement development over time.

community’s extensive bike and trail system will

an innovative campus with a 350-student DPS

link into the 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal

elementary school (K-5) sharing common facilities

National Wildlife Refuge.

and play areas with the 220-student Odyssey

“The Stapleton site will be a network of urban villages, employment centers and significant open spaces, all linked by the commitment to the protection

Charter School (K-8), an expeditionary learning

of natural resources and the development of natural

school modeled after Outward Bound.

resources.” — 1995 Stapleton Development Plan.

LIVING AT STAPLETON Stapleton will become Denver ’s next great neighborhoods. Tree-lined streets, parks and traditional architecture grace communities that are beautiful, walkable and wired for the technology of the 21st century. Stapleton features a diverse and distinctive collection of homes and apartments, many less than a ten-minute stroll from shops, schools, offices and parks. Singles to seniors, first-time buyers and empty nesters – all will find a lifestyle to fit their tastes and needs. Over the next 15 years, Stapleton’s planned 12,000 homes and apartments will create exciting residential opportunities for more than 30,000 residents. New homes priced from the mid $100s to over $700,000. Visitor Center and 20 Models are now open. Apartment homes will be available in 2003.

Kiss the burbs goodbye.


SHOPPING AT STAPLETON Take a walk down Main Street! At Stapleton, many homes and offices are within a ten-minute walk from one of five planned town centers. Each town center offers a town green and a main street of two-to four-story buildings, with ground-floor retail shops and restaurants. Upper floors will be residential flats, townhomes, live/work lofts and offices. East 29th Avenue, Stapleton’s first town center, will feature a full-service King Soopers grocery store along with stores and restaurants providing coffee, dry cleaning, ice cream, banking and more. Over three million square feet of regional shopping centers are planned with the first, Quebec Square Regional Retail Center, now open with Wal-Mart Supercenter, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Office Depot, Linens ’N Things, Just For Feet and much more.




Proximity. Variety. Technology. Stapleton is the

The Stapleton Technology Master Plan provides for

Sustainability is the management of natural, economic

ideal spot to relocate your business. Ten minutes

the three important components of an integrated

and social systems in a manner that enhances

to Downtown Denver and 20 minutes to Denver

community telecommunication plan: Home Wiring,

quality of life yet does not diminish the ability of

International Airport. Twelve thousand diversely

Service Providers and a Community Network.

future generations to meet their needs. Stapleton is

priced homes and apartments. Three million square

Stapleton Residential Wiring Guidelines ensure high

grounded on the principles of sustainability. Energy

feet of retail space and two square miles of parks

capacity, high-quality home telephone, video and

efficiency, recycling, building materials, landscaping,

let you walk to lunch. Ten million square feet of

data wiring systems for every home, for today and

water, and indoor air quality as well as diversity

planned office space – from the quaint village

the future. Two service providers – AT&T Broadband

of housing and public transportation opportunities,

setting of Town Square, to the premier image and

and Qwest Communications – will provide a

are all priority concerns. The integration of these

views of the 12-story One Tower Center, to the

complete array of telecommunication services.

considerations into the physical design of Stapleton

more individualized settings of the Small Office, our intranet site, will connect

is setting the community apart. All homes are

Pads – a wide range of choices. Our Telecommunication

the entire community, providing Stapleton residents

required to meet or exceed the standards of the

Master Plan ensures a wired future for your business.

and workers with lifetime learning and a closer,

Colorado Built Green Program. Stapleton will be

And with Stapleton in Denver’s Urban Enterprise

more convenient network with forums, newsgroups,

the largest Built Green community in the nation.

Zone, we can offer significant tax incentives.

community calendars, chats and updates that focus on life at Stapleton.


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VISITOR CENTER AND MODEL HOMES NOW OPEN. Located 5 miles east of Downtown at Syracuse St. and Martin Luther King Blvd. Visitor Center open daily 10am – 6pm 303-355-9600. Models and Sales Court open Monday, noon - 5pm, Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm. -8-

Supporting Our Community in 2002 By Landri Taylor,Vice President-Community Relations

Forest City Stapleton, Inc. was proud once again this past year to support a number of important charitable organizations in our community. Many of those organizations provide programs centered around youth and education: Child Opportunity Program Children's Museum Cleo Parker Robinson Granny Gala

The Urban Farm at Stapleton.

Colorado Association of Black Journalists

Montbello Falcons Youth Program

Colorado Business Council

NAACP Annual Benefit

Colorado Children's Campaign

National Conference of Negro Women

Colorado Gold Youth Golf Program, Inc.

Forest City consultant Bill Bell at the dedication of the Philips Elementary playground. Adams 14 School District

Colorado Starlites

National Jewish Hospital Beaux Arts Ball

Commerce City Community Center

Neighborhood Resource Center

Daddy Bruce Annual Thanksgiving Event

New Cole Community Development

Denver City Park Jazz Series

Northeast Women's Center

African American Leadership Institute Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship Benefit

Northeast Denver Safe Night Colorado

Ashley Elementary School

Odyssey Expeditionary School

Asian Education Advisory Council

Park Hill Youth Golf Program

Aurora Education Foundation

Philips Elementary School

Beckworth Youth Foundation

Public Education & Business Coalition

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

Race for the Cure

Black America West Museum

Rachel Noel Distinguished Chair Award

Black United Fund Campaign

Rainbow Alley

Bluff Lake Youth Program Boy's & Girl's Club of Metro Denver

Nancy Relihan of Forest City, who has been a tutor at Ashley Elementary School.

Brent Ely Foundation

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation

Camp Invention

District 31 Community Service Fund Downtown Aurora Visual Arts Dress For Success Denver East High School Gold Crown Foundation Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. Hiawatha Davis Jr. Senior Conference Hispanic Contractors of Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation International Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows

Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council Sand Creek Regional Greenway Scott United Methodist Church Golf Benefit Shaka Franklin Youth Foundation Slippers & Sliders Ski for Kids Program Spiral Education Foundation Summer Scholars University of Denver Bridge Project Urban Farm at Stapleton Urban League of Metro Denver Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado WOW Colorado Youth Camp Young Americans Educational Foundation

Ivy Street Neighbors JeffCo Girls Softball League Joint Effort Community Sport Classic Junior Achievement Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Program Kempe Children's Foundation Latin American Education Foundation Links (Denver Chapter) Macedonia Baptist Church Annual Dinner Mercy Housing Minority Enterprise and Education Development, Inc. Minoru Yasui Foundation Top: Equestrians preparing to ride the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Trail. Below: Sand Creek.

Mizel Museum of Judaica

The Bluff Lake Nature Center. -9-

A LOOK BACK Photo by Steve Groer

Left: Mayor Wellington Webb and Councilwoman Happy Haynes greet the first residents of Stapleton in June. Below Left: The Opening of the Sand Creek trail in June. Below right: Stapleton received an award for its sustainable development from the King of Sweden in July. Bottom right: New and prospective homeowners gather for a summer picnic in June.

Photo by Steve Groer

Photo courtesy of the Stockholm Partnership for Sustainable Communities

Photo by Larry Laszlo

Above: Aerial view of early construction in Stapleton’s first neighborhood in March 2002. Right: A similar photo taken in November shows the number of homes completed in that eight-month period.


Photo by Steve Larson

AT 2002... Photo by Roger Whitacre

Photo by Steve Larson

Photo by Steve Larson

Above left: Mayor Wellington Webb celebrates the opening of Home Depot in June 2002. Above: The Stapleton Visitor Center opening in January 2002. Right: The Fall Festival at the Stapleton Visitor Center for residents and prospective residents. Far Right: Carolers at the Christmas Festival at Stapleton Visitor Center.

Forest City Stapleton

Above: Aerial view of early construction at Quebec Square in February 2002. Left: A similar photo taken in November shows Quebec Square with numerous stores open for business.


FOREST CITY STAPLETON VISITOR CENTER Best Sales Center Award The “Best Sales Office” award was presented this year to the Stapleton Visitor Center by the Denver Sales & Marketing Council.The Stapleton Visitor Center provides prospective homebuyers and business owners with information about Denver’s newest mixed-use neighborhoods.The Center’s staff of “Ambassadors” will describe the pedestrian-friendly nature of neighborhoods where homes affordably priced for a range of incomes are within walking distance of new retail, jobs, schools, parks and public transportation in a community that is rapidly setting the standard for “the art of urban living.” The Visitor Center is also a welcoming gathering place for new residents who are coming together for holiday celebrations in the winter, fall, spring and summer that are establishing new traditions for Denver’s newest neighborhoods. The Visitor Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Syracuse Street. Stop by to see us soon! Above: The Stapleton Visitor Center in December 2002. Left:Visitor Center Ambassadors Jill Dawson (left) and Thomie Allen-Chambers (right) show the Best Sales Office Award. Right: Guests at a reception view a scale model of the Stapleton re-development project.

Building Diversity at Stapleton (continued from page 2)

also work with Mosaic Consulting and the Northeast Denver Business Support Office (NDBSO) to provide bid information and plans to minority and women-owned businesses that have expressed an interest in working at Stapleton. Jumetta Posey, executive director of the NDBSO, has been particularly effective in helping Forest City link our single-family homebuilders with 23 minority or woman subcontractors who are now helping to build the first phase of new homes at Stapleton. We are also coordinating with the Stapleton Development Corporation’s Diversity Committee chaired by Councilwoman Allegra “Happy” Haynes to explore additional ways to improve the broad participation of the community in the redevelopment of Stapleton. One of the steps we have taken is to implement an “Owner Controlled Insurance Plan” (OCIP) for the East 29th Avenue Town Center in which Forest City literally pays for all insurance on site. That approach removes insurance as a barrier for small contractors. We also did not require our joint venture contractor, SaundersBlackinton Decker, Inc. to obtain bonding from subcontractors, which removes still one more barrier that prevents small contractors from participating in a development project. Business Ownership In terms of business ownership, five of the retail businesses at Quebec Square we -12-

have signed or are negotiating leases with are minority or woman-owned businesses. At the 29th Avenue Town Center, seven of the businesses with whom we are in lease negotiations are minority or woman-owned businesses, including a delicatessen, wine store, tailor, day spa, clothing shop, home furnishings store, and barber shop.

Landri Taylor (center),Vice President, Forest City Stapleton, with Sareda McPhee and Johnathan Montgomery, interns who worked for Stapleton Subcontractor Melody White-Wiley over the summer.

Forest City intends to continue its efforts in the coming year to ensure that the redevelopment of Stapleton provides a diversity of opportunities for the citizens of Denver.

Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises (continued from page 2) Milestone Engineering (AsA) Morning Star (AA/WBE) Mosaic EEO and M/WBE Consulting (AA) MPC Corporation (HA) M&R Concrete (HA) New West Paving (HA) Nuwage Compliance, Inc. (WBE) Paint House J (HA) Paradigm Affiliates (WBE) Parker Excavating (NA) Penguine Universal Services (AA) Personal Plumbing (AA) Pikes Peak Reproduction (WBE) Production Trimmers (HA) Quad J (AA) Rock Ridge Wholesale Nursery (WBE) Ron Redwine Curb and Gutter (AA)

S.A. Miro (Lebanese) Semple Brown Architects (WBE) Sonora Enterprises (HA) Southwest Innovations (NA) Spaccamonti Excavating (WBE) Specialist Paint (HA) Spector, Inc. (WBE) Spectrum Services (AA) Stan-Mar, Inc. (AA/WBE) Summit Maintenance (HA) Superior Cleaning (AA) Tate, Nulan,Tate (AA) Thoutt Bros. Concrete (WBE) Thorpe Electric (AA) Traffic Control West (HA/WBE) True Value Hardware (AA) Unit Architects (AA) Urban Spectrum (AA) USA Masonry (WBE) Ventura Electric (HA)

Vigil Land Consultants (HA) Ward’s Landscaping (HA/WBE) White Wiley Construction Products Inc. (AA/WBE) Wilson Trucking (AA) Wingz Etc. (AA) Winterhawk Transports (AA/WBE) Zenith Woman Magazine (WBE) * Does not include contracts pending or yet to be announced as of 12/02 Abbreviation Key: African American (AA) Asian American (AsA) Hispanic American (HA) Native American (NA) Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)