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The April 19 special election is a forced choice between two general development plans that have both been approved by City Council. Voting YES upholds City Council’s approval to redevelop the old StorageTek site according to the 2021 Redtail general development plan (GDP), and voting NO reverts back to the GDP that was approved in 2010 when ConocoPhillips owned the land.
Vote YES for 93 acres of permanent Open Space and public parks, a safer and more efficient Campus Drive that can be completed by Summer 2023, a new home for Avista, and more than 3 megawatts of on-site renewable energy (enough to power 1000 Louisville homes!). The Redtail plan does not allow for housing, and neither the Redtail or Conoco plans are zoned for residential. Redtail’s tenants will be advanced biotech and life sciences companies–not big box retail stores–and Avista Hospital can serve as the anchor tenant with a YES vote.
This special election won’t prevent redevelopment of this privately owned land or force the developer to start over. City staff has repeatedly confirmed that a “No” vote will not restart the public process–nor will it send the developer back to the drawing board–since the Conoco GDP was approved 12 years ago and remains in effect to this day. A public review process will happen under both the Yes vote and the No vote, so let’s use the review to make the Redtail plan even better instead of gambling with a much worse one.
How Do the Plans Compare?
Acres of New, Permanent Open Space, Public Parks, Trails
Zoned for Hospital Use
Requires 3+ Megawatts of Solar Energy Generated On-Site
Safer Monarch access with extension to 96th by Summer 2023
Requires LEED Certification or Better
Acres for New Public Parks and Recreation Facilities
First- and Last-Mile Solutions to Promote Mass Transit
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
New Annual Property Tax Revenue Generated
Max Commercial Development Allowed
Permanent Conservation Easement for Keystone Species
Every registered voter in Louisville will be mailed a ballot on or around March 28 and will be asked to vote on a single issue only:
This election presents voters with two choices: (Vote YES) allow redevelopment according to the highest standards set by our City Council; or (Vote NO) revert to the ConocoPhillips plan and redevelop the land without the new requirements for more Open Space, on-site renewable energy and heightened energy efficiency standards, or safer Monarch access. This special election won’t prevent redevelopment of this privately owned land or turn it into Open Space.
How Do I Vote?
Ballots will be mailed to all Louisville residents on or around March 28. Please check your voter registration here to ensure that your information is correct and up-to-date. If you are not yet registered, you can register to vote online here.
If you have been displaced by the Marshall Fire, please visit the Colorado Secretary of State’s webpage for the most up-to-date information on how and where to receive your ballot. You can also check with the Louisville City Clerk’s office or email the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fact Check: "We should fill the vacant retail spaces on McCaslin first."
This is intentionally misleading. These retail spaces are empty for reasons that have nothing to do with Redtail Ridge. The anchor tenant at Redtail Ridge will be Avista Hospital, and future tenants will consist almost entirely of advanced life science companies. These future tenants have specific requirements, and they all want to work in the most technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable buildings possible — not an abandoned Kohl’s warehouse.
Avista Hospital, for example, is more than 30 years old and is in desperate need of a new facility with more than one access point. Suggesting that the hospital should move into Cinebarre or Kohl’s just don’t mesh with reality.
Don Brown *
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For many years, Louisville was recognized as a “Best Place to Live” and among the “Top 10 Places to Raise a Family.” It’s time for us to return to the values that made Louisville such a special place to begin with. We believe that Louisville’s best days are ahead of us, and we’re committed to standing up for the policies that will help our community recover and thrive.
Yes For Louisville’s mission is to ensure a healthier balance between the past, the present, and our future. We advocate for sensible governance and policies that help — not punish — our residents and local businesses, and for a return to civility and honest discourse. It’s time to stop saying “no” to everything, and say YES to help shape the future of Louisville.
We are registered with the Colorado Secretary of State as an official issue committee, and we are also an IRS-registered 501c4 organization. Our work begins with the April 19 special election to reaffirm City Council’s decision to replace the outdated ConocoPhillips redevelopment plan with one that requires more Open Space, has higher environmental standards, and finally expands Campus Drive for safer and more efficient access to Monarch and Avista. We’re just getting started, and we invite you to join our growing coalition!
We are a grassroots organization of Louisville residents and community members helping our community meet this moment. This is a costly and unnecessary election that is distracting our community from higher priorities, and we need your help to combat the misinformation and mud-slinging spread by supporters of the ConocoPhillips plan.
There are many ways to help just a little or a lot, and we hope you’ll support our work by endorsing the campaign, planting a yard sign, or donating your time and talents. And, please rest assured that we will keep your contact information safe and won’t share it with any other group or campaign.