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Just 15 minutes from Downtown Denver and 20 minutes to Denver International Airport, Stapleton's 4,700 acres will set a new standard for urban living: a new generation of neighborhoods that 30,000 residents and 35,000 workers can call home.
Total Acres: 4,700
Total Leasable Commercial sq. ft.: 13 million
Total Single Family Homes: 8,000
Total Rental Homes: 4,000
One of the greatest challenges involved in the redevelopment of Stapleton has been the need for Forest City to coordinate and implement a range of development activities that are nearly unprecedented in their scope, due to the ambitious nature of this, one of the largest urban redevelopments in the nation. Forest City has coordinated the work of ten single family builders we selected to create housing that meets high standards for urban design and energy efficiency, while also being affordable to a wide range of incomes, including housing for "workforce" households that make 80% or less of the Area Median Income.
At the same time, we are developing regional and neighborhood retail centers that are pedestrian-friendly and provide a diversity of opportunities for a variety of retailers, including small, minority and woman-owned businesses. And, we are managing the construction of $600 million in infrastructure and the development of more than 1,100 acres of new parks and open space on behalf of the Park Creek Metropolitan District.
The citizens of Denver are among the most active in the nation in their involvement with addressing issues of concern to their community. Forest City’s ability to work with numerous and diverse neighborhoods organizations and their elected officials in the vicinity of Stapleton has been absolutely essential to keep the redevelopment on track toward maximizing the opportunities available in Denver’s real estate market.
Among the architects are The Urban Design Group, Thomas Cox Architects, EDAW, The Mulhern Group, Ltd. Nuszer Kopatz, Semple Brown, KA Architects, Harold Massop, Alan Eban Brown, and Wolff Lyon.
Forest City received title to its first parcel of land in May 2001. It is anticipated that it will take fifteen years for full build-out of 12,000 homes and apartments, and twenty years for full development of the project’s 10 million square feet of office development and 3 million square feet of retail.
Forest City Stapleton recognized by EPA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Robert E. Roberts today presented representatives from Forest City Enterprises, Inc., with an Environmental Achievement Award for vision, superior leadership and skill in redeveloping the former Stapleton International Airport site in Denver into a environmentally friendly, mixed-use development.
Stapleton wins "Best Sustainable Neighborhood" from Pacific Coast Builders
Stapleton, the groundbreaking project to transform a shuttered airport into new urban neighborhoods, has won a Grand Award for Best Sustainable Residential Neighborhood through the prestigious Gold Nuggets Award of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC). Read more.
Stapleton named to ULI's 2006 Awards for Excellence
Stapleton was recognized as one of 10 winners of the Urban Land Institute's 2006 Awards for Excellence. Established in 1979, the competition is based on ULI’s guiding principle that the achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognized and rewarded. ULI’s Awards for Excellence recognize the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design. The criteria for the awards include leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnership, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial success.
2005 DRCOG Metro Vision Award
Forest City Stapleton, Inc. was awarded the 2005 Metro Vision Award by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Metro Vision awards recognize outstanding projects and activities that move the region’s growth and development plan, Metro Vision, to reality. Metro Vision describes goals and policies in the area of growth and development, the transportation system and the environment that will bring about the quality of life the region wants in the years leading up to 2030.
Stapleton Receives "Best-in-American-Living" Award
Stapleton was awarded the 2004 Best in American Living Award for Smart Growth (in the category of 151 residential units and over). The award was given based on Stapleton's commitment to protect and provide access to the natural environment, incorporate a mix of land use, use land in an efficient and innovative manner, encourage multiple transportation options, provide housing choices, respect local tradition and take advantage of infill opportunities. The award is a reflection of the dedication the Stapleton project has to Smart Growth.
The Best in American Living Awards are open to builders, architects, designers, developers, land planners and interior designers nationwide.
Forest City Stapleton, Inc. Honored with Environmental Achievement Award
Forest City Stapleton, Inc. has been nominated for and awarded, a Silver Level Environmental Achievement Award for 2004 from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Environmental Achievement Award recognizes the voluntary and significant environmental achievements of Colorado businesses and organizations. Nominated by Pat Marinek of the Department's hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division nominated Forest City Stapleton, Inc. for its design and implementation of sustainability concepts in the mixed-use urban redevelopment at the 4,700-acre former Stapleton International Airport property. We are honored by this award and appreciate the recognition from the State of Colorado.
U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence from the Mayors Business Council 2002 Public-Private Partnerships Award
The Mayors Business Council established the awards to encourage businesses and cities to work together as city resources become stretched and the need for local community improvements increases. The 2002 recipients were chosen by the Business Council for demonstrating civic responsibility and corporate commitment to economic development; urban revitalization; workforce development; affordable housing; education reform and water conservation.
Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities Award
Stapleton received the prestigious Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities Award from the King of Sweden, in recognition of the project’s commitment to sustainable development, community-building and environmental stewardship.
James C. Howland Urban Enrichment Silver Award
Stapleton has received the James C. Howland Urban Enrichment Silver Award from the National League of Cities for its contributions to the enrichment of the urban environment.