Today our neighborhood has achieved a major victory! Walmart has announced that they will walk away from the 9th and Colorado development. Please visit www.doitrightat9th news links and the statement from our organization. This major victory would not have been possible without all of our neighbors coming together in opposition to Wal-mart and in support of the a better plan for 9th and Colorado. We are overwhelmed by the impact that our neighborhood has made by standing up together for our community! Congratulations and thank you!
However, this is not over. We must demand the right development for our community. Unfortunately, the developer wants to move forward with his plan including big box retail. We plan to send a survey to gather feedback from the neighborhoods about what type of development you would like to see at 9th and Colorado. This survey will be critical as we work to influence the developer (Fuqua), the City and CU on a plan that works for the surrounding neighborhood and is truly beneficial for all of East Denver.
We mentioned in last week’s newsletter, Stop Walmart Colorado has changed names to Do it Right at 9th. Our new name represents what we are- a group of neighbors that have come together to push for responsible, sustainable development on the old CU Health Sciences Center. We hope to see real placemaking here instead of a bunch of chain stores.
Please stay tuned. Do it Right at 9th will be your hub for engagement in the redevelopment of 9th and Colorado. Please keep your yard signs in the ground until we have future direction from Fuqua and CU about the next steps. Showing your support through yard signs and your continued engagement is critical for the right development on this prime piece of real estate.
Again, thank you for making this victory possible!
The Do it Right at 9th Team!