The Streets at SouthGlenn
Citizens concerned about the proposed changes to the Streets at SouthGlenn have formed a group - Neighbors for The Streets at SouthGlenn.
The redevelopment details have been released as part of the traffic impact study. The group, Neighbors for the Streets of SouthGlenn, has created an informational flyer. Please share it with your neighbors, Facebook and NextDoor.
To sign up for email updates from this group, click here.
The second community meeting was held November 19th. Click here for the summary and presentation.
Macy's has signed a new two-year lease.
July 9, 2019 - City Council voted unanimously to enact a camping ban in public areas in Centennial. Several citizens were interviewed by Fox News including a candidate for City Council.
Castlewood Library Closure September 30 -Spring 2020
Castlewood Library will be closed for approximately six months, beginning Monday, September 30.
CenCON (Centennial Council of Neighborhoods)
Monday, March 23
6:45 - 9 pm at the Library Administration Building 12855 East Adam Aircraft Circle. Come see what CenCON is all about!
All citizens are welcome!
Note: Citizens for a Better Centennial is NOT in any way affiliated with CenCON or the City of Centennial.
The Jones District
Nov. 18, 2019 - City Council voted to approve changes to the regulating plan for the Jones District development.
Here are the results of the city council election:
District 1: Candace Moon
District 2: Christine Sweetland
District 3: Richard Holt
District 4: Don Sheehan
Note: Several citizens commented on the amount of Centennial City Council candidate signs that were illegally placed on public streets. Some of these candidates were elected. This concerns citizens who believe we now have city council members who think they are above the law and have no regard for the safety of drivers on these streets and the waste of code compliance staff time to remove the illegal signs.
You can listen to all City Council and Planning & Zoning meetings LIVE from your computer!
Click here to listen in or for past recordings.
You may have heard City Council discuss a PIF for The Jones District
Below is a letter to City Council from a concerned citizen regarding PIFs:
While a Public Improvement Fee may seem like the only way for large dollar public improvements to be built, the PIF is unfair to the smaller, mom & pop entrepreneurs.
I acknowledge that larger developments also include public infrastructure requirements that smaller developments may not have, and that larger developments may offer a larger sales tax revenue to the city. Even so, the PIF essentially picks winners and losers in the development world by giving preference and a perk to the big guys while ignoring the little guy.
And while I believe the PIF is a better option than Tax Increment Financing (TIF; as done as S@SG), the PIF is really just a hidden tax (even though it’s called a fee) that every sales transaction charges. Most of the retail/hotel locations I’ve spent money at did not disclose that there is an additional charge beyond sales tax. Hospitality industry is especially guilty of hidden fees or taxes (pillow tax, landscaping fee, etc).
Locally, Park Meadows is an example where a PIF is charged and it feels sneaky when the charge is discovered on the receipt.
For transparency purposes, if PIF is part of the model city council is willing to support to encourage development in the city, I’d like to suggest including a requirement to post signs that inform shoppers (whether Jones District or any other retail area within the city) that a PIF is part of the cost they will pay at retail or hotel.