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In the coming weeks Lakewood voters will be asked to vote on Question 200, a new city ordinance limiting residential growth in Lakewood to 1% annually and requiring city council approval of projects with 40 or more units.  This is accomplished through a complex building permit allocation system.  When this measure was first proposed in 2017 the Alameda Gateway (now Alameda Connects) Board of Directors adopted a resolution opposing the measure. 

You can read the full Alameda Connects June 11, 2019 adopted resolution here. The resolution states the reasons for Alameda Connects opposition to Question 200.  First, this measure adds additional unwarranted bureaucracy on top of existing Lakewood comprehensive land use plans and zoning and permitting regulations and is an unneeded impediment to positive investment.  Second, this measure is inconsistent with and unfavorable to the goals of economic development, promotion, enhancement and beautification of the Alameda Corridor.

Alameda Connects urges all Lakewood voters to read the complicated 14-page ordinance in its entirety before voting.  The full text along with a video of the League of Women Voters issue forum and other information may be viewed here

Calling all Artists

Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District (ACBID) Traffic Box Art Project

ACBID has appropriated funding for artwork on City of Lakewood metal traffic boxes and backup boxes on the Alameda Corridor from Depew Street to Garrison Street. The Alameda Corridor vision is of an “Arts and Nature Trail” experience for visitors to the area. For more details and submission information click here

Connecting You with the Corridor

The Alameda Connects weekly eBlast connects our businesses and residents by providing timely information about events, deals, specials, and promotions. 

You can sign up to automatically receive the eBlast at the link provided below or click here for the latest issue.

Be Connected – Stay Connected – Get Social – Get Involved

Alameda Connects and Alameda Corridor BID Community Meeting

NO Community Meetings in the months of July and August.

Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month for our monthly community meeting. Meetings are from 7:30-9:00 AM  held at the West Metro Fire Station, 433 S. Allison Pkwy. Lakewood, CO 80226. 

Lakewood Police Department and West Metro Fire Department provide a safety update and representatives from the Lakewood Economic Development Department, West Metro Chamber, Jeffco Business Resources and Starwood Retail provide updates on Alameda corridor economic growth and business development information.  

PARKING located at King Soopers, the Municipal building garage or the Cultural Center
**Reminder: Don’t forget to bring any food items (and socks) to leave in The Action Center bins at the meeting!

Alameda Connects and ACBID Bike to Work Day Events

Alameda Connects and Alameda Corridor BID is proud to sponsor the Addenbrooke Park Bike to Work Day Breakfast Station.

June 26, 2019
Addenbrooke Park
Breakfast from 6:30-9:00 AM
Garrison St. at W. Center Ave. Addrenbrooke Parking Lot via Garrison St. Google Maps

Then join us on the plaza in the afternoon for more food and fun!

June 26, 2019
Belmar Plaza Google Maps
Food and Fun 3:30-6:00 PM

2019 Small Business Sustainability Summit Highlights

 

Our small business sustainability summit provided area business owners with practices that can be implemented to help them begin or grow their business sustainability initiative. The event included informational presentations from Snooze an A.M. Eatery Director of Sustainability, Megan Jorgensen, City of Lakewood Sustainability Manger, Jonathan Wachtel, Abrusci’s Fire & Vine General Manager, Marvin Williams,  Alliance Center Programs Manager, Anne Behlouli and Wordbank Director of People & Culture, Michelle Miller. Click on an icon below to view a presentation. 

Alameda Connects Member Spotlight

Eaton’s Green Team is made up of resident volunteers who continue to educate new residents about recycling and monitor all recycling efforts. Eaton Senior Communities is committed to promoting a sustainable environment. Continue Reading

Zero Waste Services

Spring has been an exciting time at the Antonito Home School Consortium (AHSC). AHSC is an educational program of Conejos Clean Water (CCW), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. AHSC specializes in social justice programming utilizing a critical cultural pedagogy curriculum. With the help of Zero Waste Services (ZWS), AHSC was able to obtain funding to implement a zero-waste program at their school. Continue Reading.

 

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Community Connections

Here at Alameda Connects we are all about making the connection between the businesses and the residents. We connect with the community with our weekly eBlast, Monthly eNewsletter and Annual Magazine.

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Sustainability

Alameda Connects works to foster sustainable business practices that result in bottom-line business returns and a greener future for our children.

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ACBID

The Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District (ACBID) works to promote a vibrant community in the Downtown Lakewood Business Corridor through thoughtful financial stewardship and strategic partnerships. ACBID invests in public art, landscaping, event sponsorships and other projects to improve the corridor.

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