Transforming Sprawl into Towns

December 6, 2018
CU Denver CAP Building, 1250 14th Street, Room 470
5:30 p.m.

The Congress for the New Urbanism Colorado (CNU-CO) is pleased to invite you to attend a discussion about creating places through sound approaches to urban planning.

On our panel we have two developers and two community planners that all bring extensive experience to share with us. Developers Kiki Wallace and Jed W. Selby will share their respective experiences developing the Prospect New Town in Longmont and the South Main Neighborhood in Buena Vista. On the community development side, we have Brad Power with Englewood and Tony Chacon with Longmont. They will share the challenges and successes they have found when trying to bring together community support and investments in underutilized parts of the communities they have served.

The panel will start with presentations from our panelists, where they will expound upon the experiences they have had in building meaningful developments and catalyzing new places in their communities. Then we will shift into a discussion among the panelists about the current state of development in terms of retail and community services and the challenges in creating genuine places in new developments. More specifically we will consider the following questions:
• How do we get away from the status-quo suburban approach to retail and community services?
• What are the ingredients of a successful community and a strong neighborhood?
• How can unique local small businesses create a genuine place?
• What kind of community service businesses are most valuable in supporting the community life?
• What are the challenges and success stories in luring community support businesses and investments into the fringe locations or into the challenging parts of the cities?

This event if free and open to the public, light snacks and refreshments will be served.


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