Berkeley/Tennyson Street merchants, businesses and property owners invited to economic development plan kick-off event
The Denver Office of Economic Development will hold a kick-off event, celebrating the recent completion of the Tennyson Corridor District Development Plan, Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the House Restaurant, 4363 Tennyson St.
The culmination of 11 months of collaboration with local merchants, businesses, property owners and neighborhood representatives, the plan is an outcome of Denver’s Neighborhood Marketplace Initiative, a citywide program that fosters the growth of public-private partnerships to strengthen business districts and their surrounding neighborhoods. The long-term plan outlines the district’s goals, work plan and benchmarks to gauge the district’s progress.
“Tennyson Street is a bright example of one of Denver’s developing commercial districts,” said André Pettigrew, executive director of the Denver Office of Economic Development. “Through the development plan process, we have worked hard with the local community to create a shared vision for the district’s future growth and expansion.”
Joining Pettigrew as presenting speakers are City Councilman Rick Garcia and Chris Coates, president of the Tennyson Alliance. The event will also include presentations on future corridor marketing by Keller Hayes of Hania Consulting, and a small business financing panel discussion with staff from the Colorado Enterprise Fund, Denver Office of Economic Development and Denver Office of Cultural Affairs.
The Tennyson Corridor Development Plan is available online here.
For more information call 720-913-1999.