TOWN CENTER TIMELINE
The following timeline will be updated as milestones occur.
November, 2019 - Developers present their initial town center ideas to CCEA members. The plan calls for rezoning their respective properties from 3 stories to 5 stories. They state: "No 5 stories, no town center."
December, 2019 - We Agree on Three (WAO3) forms to support current 3-story zoning and to oppose rezoning.
January, 2020 - Developers and their architect meet with WAO3 representative. They reiterate their plan to rezone, with no compromise. This is followed by strategy meeting #1 by WAO3 and its supporters.
February, 2020 - WAO3 holds strategy meeting #2. Group increases in size and volunteers are assigned.
April, 2020 - WAO3 presents its formal position to CCEA Board to be recorded in the minutes. Pachner Consulting, the developers' consulting company, reaches out to meet with WAO3 delegates. Bill Allen, from the CCEA Board, assigned to the "town center" project.
May, 2020 - Two WAO3 steering committee members meet with the owner of Madison Exchange and her consultant.
June, 2020 - WAO3 holds strategy meeting #3. Website is launched and yard signs are placed in supporters' yards. WAO3 adds numerous new supporters through the distribution of yard signs and neighbors sharing views with neighbors. We love this community!
July, 2020 - CCEA Newsletter indicates the developers will pursue the 5-story zoning. WAO3 surpasses 160 supporters. Supporters work together to interview, support and campaign for high-quality candidates for CCEA Board election.
August, 2020 - CCEA holds annual meeting. CCEA elects six new board members who support the Cherry Creek Area Plan, and who we trust will work on behalf of the neighborhood as a whole. Board members elect officers: Chris Ward, President; Blaine Jensen, Vice President; Fran Lazarus, Treasurer; DeAnna Mayes, Secretary.