Stapleton Information

STAPLETON INFORMATION

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 33.1 years

Awards
• 2005 Metro Vision Award to Forest City Stapleton, Inc. from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
• Silver Level Environmental Achievement Award for 2004 from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to Forest City Stapleton, Inc
• Best in American Living Award (BALA) 2005, from the National Association of Homebuilders'
• Smart Growth award 2005, BALA to Forest City Stapleton, Inc.
• U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence from the Mayors Business Council 2002 Public-Private Partnerships Award
• Two Wirth Chair Awards 2004 to Forest City Stapleton, Inc.
• Urban Land Institute 2006 Award for Excellence
• Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities Award 2002 (International)
• Stapleton Development Plan saluted as a model at United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
• Best Sales Office in the Bar Awards 2002 from the Sales & Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Denver

Business
The City & County of Denver www.denvergov.orgDenver
Chamber of Commerce www.denverchamber.org
Denver Office of Economic Development www.milehigh.com/oed/
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation www.metrodenver.org
Metro Denver Sports Commission www.denversports.org
Stapleton www.stapletondenver.com
Stapleton Transportation Management Association www.stapletontma.org
Stapleton Foundation www.stapletonfoundation.org
Greater Stapleton Business Association 
Northern Aurora Business Association www.aurorabusiness.org

County
Denver

Downtown
The tree-lined streets are organized around East 29th Avenue Town Center (stores and such), with schools, offices, and parks nearby.

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
Denver / Athmar
1865 W. Mississippi #C, 80223
(303) 937-9507
M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Aurora
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
14391 E. 4th
Aurora, CO 80011
303-344-8400
www.mv.state.co.us

Elevation
5,280 feet, the Mile High City

Government
Stapleton is in District 11 of the Denver City Council. Michael Hancock is the Councilperson. Phone: (303) 331-3872 E-mail: michael.hancock@ci.denver.co.us

Colorado's governor is Bill Ritter and Denver's mayor is John W. Hickenlooper. Denver, the capital of the State of Colorado, is a consolidated city and county. It serves as the financial, transportation, and distribution center of the Rocky Mountain region. Denver was officially formed on November 7, 1861. A non-partisan elected mayor, auditor, and 13-member city council govern Denver. Nine main departments carry out the functions of city government.

History
Beginning in 1989, with the decision to build the new Denver International Airport, a group of civic and community leaders began planning the future of the Stapleton property. A development of the magnitude (4,700 acres) and importance of Stapleton called for a clear vision that reflected the values of the community, as well as state-of-the-art planning and design. In 1995, the Stapleton Development Plan or "The Green Book," was published. This guides the physical, social, environmental, economic and regulatory framework of the transformation of the site. Emerging over the next 15-20 years, Stapleton will be a network of urban villages, employment centers and significant open spaces.

Hospitals/Healthcare
Beginning in 1989, with the decision to build the new Denver International Airport, a group of civic and community leaders began planning the future of the Stapleton property. A development of the magnitude (4,700 acres) and importance of Stapleton called for a clear vision that reflected the values of the community, as well as state-of-the-art planning and design. In 1995, the Stapleton Development Plan or "The Green Book," was published. This guides the physical, social, environmental, economic and regulatory framework of the transformation of the site. Emerging over the next 15-20 years, Stapleton will be a network of urban villages, employment centers and significant open spaces.

Safety and Law Enforcement
Denver Police Department
District 2 Substation
N.E. Denver
3921 Holly St.
Denver 80205
720-913-1000

Denver Police Department
District 5 Substation
Montbello
4685 Peoria Street
Denver 80239
720-913-0400

Main Post Office
8275 E 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80220-9998

3355 Hudson St.
Denver, CO 80207-9998
www.usps.com

Major Employers
First Data
Newmont Mining
Liberty Media
EchoStar Communications
ProLogis
Qwest Communications
Archstone Smith Trust
Liberty Global
Ball Corp.
Discovery Holding
Federal Government
State of Colorado
University of Colorado System
Denver Public School
City & County of Denver

Major Industries
Communications, Utilities, Transportation

Newspapers
Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News

Library Facilities
Denver Public Libraries
Park Hill Branch Library
4705 Montview Blvd. at Dexter St. (80207)
303-331-4063

Schlessman Family Branch Library
100 Poplar Street (1st and Quebec) (80220)
720-865-0000, TTY: 720-865-0045
www.denver.lib.co.us

Physical location from / orientation to from Denver 
Stapleton is 5 miles east of downtown Denver

Places of Interest
Stapleton's first Public Art effort, in the West Crescent of the East 29th Avenue Town Center, is a symbolic story of water in Colorado.
Bluff Lake Nature Center
Urban Farm at Stapleton
Stapleton's Sand Creek
Westerly Creek Greenways
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Fred Thomas Park
The Bladium Sports Club
Denver City and County Building
Denver's LoDo
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
Children's Museum of Denver
Colorado History Museum - Denver
Denver Mint
Denver Firefighters Museum
Colorado Convention Center
Mizel Museum of Judaica
Museo de las Americas
Ocean Journey Aquarium
Coors Field
The Pepsi Center
Invesco Field at Mile High
Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Visitor Center
Denver Performing Arts Complex
Denver Coliseum

Population
Denver: 556,835 (2000)
Stapleton: 6,000 and growing

Recreation
Almost 30% of the 4,700 acres of the Stapleton development is devoted to parks and open space, increasing the size of the Denver Park system by more than 25%.

The centerpiece of Stapleton's 1,116-acre regional park system will be the 80-acre "Central Park". Bikeways and paths, similar to those found along Denver's Cherry Creek will grace Stapleton's Sand Creek and Westerly Creek Greenways. On Stapleton's northern border, the community's extensive bike and trail system will link into the 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

Portions of Stapleton's open space system already exist. The 123-acre Bluff Lake Nature Center and the 23-acre Urban Farm at Stapleton regularly host urban school children to provide education in nature and the country life. The 30-acre Fred Thomas Park is a great place for local residents to picnic or play soccer. The Bladium Sports Club, formerly one of the Stapleton Airport hangers, offers two in-line skating rinks as well as extensive exercise opportunities

Sports Teams
In the past eleven years, new facilities have been constructed for five of the city's eight major sports franchises. Denver is the only city in the country to have eight professional sports franchises.

Colorado Rockies - Baseball
Denver Nuggets - Basketball
Denver Broncos - Football; 1998 & 1999 Super bowl Champions
Colorado Avalanche - Hockey; 1996 & 2001 Stanley Cup Champions
Colorado Mammoth - National Lacrosse League
Colorado Crush - Arena Football
The Colorado Rapids - Soccer
Denver Outlaws - Major League Lacrosse

Recreation Center
Martin Luther King Jr.
3880 Newport Street
303-331-4034

Montclair Recreation Center
729 Ulster Way
303-364-8607

Sales Tax
7.6 %

Shopping Centers
Quebec Square Regional Retail Center
East 29th Avenue Town Center
Northfield Stapleton www.northfieldstapleton.com/

16th Street Mall - Denver
Denver Pavillions - Denver www.denverpavillions.com
Cherry Creek Shopping Center - Denver www.cherrycreekmall.com
Larkridge - Denver www.shoplarkridge.com
Market Square-Union & Alameda - Denver www.marketsquarecenters.com
Southlands - Aurora www.southlands.com 
Park Meadows Shopping Center - Littleton 
Flatiron Crossing - Broomfield www.flatironcrossing.com
Colorado Mills - Lakewood

Size
4,700 acres

Schools/ Education Stats
Stapleton is in the Denver Public School System. The Stapleton neighborhood currently has 1 ECE-8, 1 K-8 and 1 high school.
www.dpsk12.org

Transportation
The commute to the Meridian, Inverness and Denver Tech Center business parks is 15 to 20 minutes via the E-470 Expressway (Source: Town of Parker 2006).

The Cherry Creek School District is also in Denver.

Utility Companies and contact info
Denver Solid Waste Management Division
www.denvergov.org/dephome.asp?depid=370
Xcel Energy www.xcelenergy.com

Information Sources
The City & County of Denver www.denvergov.org
Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc. www.downtowndenver.com
Denver Chamber of Commerce www.downtowndenver.com
Denver Office of Economic Development www.downtowndenver.com
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation www.metrodenver.org
Metro Denver Sports Commission www.denversports.org
Denver.com www.denver.com/stapleton
Stapleton www.stapletondenver.com
Stapleton Transportation Management Association www.stapletontma.org
Stapleton Foundation www.stapletonfoundation.org
Greater Stapleton Business Association www.stapletonlife.com
Northern Aurora Business Association www.aurorabusiness.org

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