The two citizen boards charged with overseeing the redevelopment of Stapleton have appointed new leadership even as they evaluate their long-term roles. At its March 23 meeting, the Stapleton Development Corporation (SDC) named long-time member Pat Teegarden as chair. He replaces Kevin Marchman who remains on the board. Marchman was recently elected chair of the city’s new Housing Advisory Council and said he was too busy to head up both groups. Appointment of a new vice chair will be considered at SDC’s April meeting.
Jim Wagenlander has accepted his nomination as co-chair of the Citizens Advisory Board (CAB). He will serve alongside newly appointed board member, Gary Gordon.
SDC is an arm of Denver city government and generally manages the transfer of the former Stapleton airport land from Denver to the developer, Forest City. CAB advises SDC on Forest City’s performance, particularly in relation to the goals set forth in the Stapleton Development Plan, aka the Green Book.
SDC President and CEO Tammi Holloway told the SDC board she will begin preparing a “conceptual wind-down plan” for SDC now that it appears all of the Stapleton land sales to Forest City may be complete as soon as next year. She will bring a “matrix of obligations” to an upcoming SDC meeting to facilitate discussions on whether SDC should continue as an entity or dissolve.
Wagenlander reported that CAB has decided to remain active through the final stages of Stapleton redevelopment and has formed an ad hoc group to explore what its role might be after build-out.