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Reflecting on Stapleton's Development


The Front Porch recently released its October issue, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Stapleton Development Plan, commonly known as β€œThe Green Book.” Because of his vision for Stapleton as a mixed-use community that broke the pattern of urban sprawl, our founder, Sam Gary, is recognized for his passionate leadership of the project, which is described as β€œthe second of three pillars that undergird the Green Book.”

Sam understood that the support of civic leaders was essential to making the visionary Stapleton redevelopment happen. He rallied these leaders behind the idea and created the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation, which raised $2 million to both create the written plan and nurture a process that would lead to its approval by the Denver City Council.  Read the full article here.

To learn more about the evolution of the first, and largest, greenbuilt planned community the United States, read Stapleton: An Oral History, which is available from the Stapleton Foundation.