Monday, March 18, 2019

City of Centennial March Newsletter

March 2019  Issue 69

Public to Help Define Future of The Jones District

The vision for a dynamic, mixed-use development has started conversations within the City of Centennial to explore making this mixed-use vision a reality. Due to the significance of the 42-acre Jones District, the City and the property owner are engaging the community in a public participation process in order to keep the community informed and solicit feedback on development proposals for The Jones District, located just north of IKEA in Centennial. For more information about the public engagement process and key dates, go to

Free Energy Efficiency Workshop, Energy Audits Available for Local Businesses

Join the South Metro Denver Chamber, Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Association, and Xcel Energy on March 22 to learn about energy efficiency opportunities and programs available for your business. We will highlight Xcel Energy programs for all sizes of businesses, how your business can leverage CPACE and other financing mechanisms, and what your business can 
do to support Centennial's Energy Action Plan
Coffee & light snacks will be provided! 
Register here for the Energy Efficiency Workshop

Schedule an energy audit

Xcel Energy is currently offering free onsite energy audits to businesses and community facilities under 50,000 square feet through the end of June 2019.

Xcel Energy's onsite energy audits typically range from $125 to $500 depending on the square footage of the building. Xcel Energy will send an energy adviser to conduct a comprehensive onsite energy audit, which includes the building's lighting, heating, cooling, and motors and drives equipment. You'll receive a detailed report including energy conservation opportunities and the associated cost, savings, payback and available rebates.

In addition, businesses with an annual peak demand of less than 100 kW can qualify to receive free energy-saving products, including screw-in LED lamps and faucet aerators at the time of the energy audit.

If you're interested in scheduling an audit, the application can be found here or you can call 855-839-8862.

Mayor to Deliver 'State of Our City' Address

Wondering what's happening in the City of Centennial? Mayor Stephanie Piko will provide insight into some of the City's most impactful projects and initiatives during the annual State of Our City address at 11:30 a.m. April 17 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., in Centennial.

For more information or tickets, go to

Join the Discussion on Redevelopment of the Former Sears Store at The Streets at SouthGlenn

The developers of The Streets at SouthGlenn, Alberta Development Partners and Northwood Investors, are proposing changes to the outdoor mall's Master Development Plan to allow for redevelopment of the Sears building and ensure future development opportunities remain viable and are adaptable to the changing retail environment. Due to the significance of The Streets at SouthGlenn, the developers are engaging the community in an enhanced public participation process.

Centennial residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback during two community meetings and through an online survey. The first community meeting is scheduled for March 19 at 6 p.m. at the former Sears building, 7001 S. University Blvd. in Centennial.

Any amendments to the Master Development Plan must go to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for consideration.

Read more about The Streets at SouthGlenn

City of Centennial a Finalist Among ColoradoBiz Magazine's 'Best Places To Move/Open A Business'

Centennial has been named one of ColoradoBiz Magazine's finalists in the 5th annual Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards!

Over the last two months, the business community has voted for their favorite companies. Centennial received high marks for its business-friendly environment and diverse business community, and is regarded as one of the top places to move or open a company.

The City will be featured in the magazine's Best of Colorado issue coming out this spring.

Economic Indicator Report Shows Increase in Wages, Employment in Centennial

Favorable trends in employment and wages continue to shine a positive light on Centennial's business community.

During the second quarter of 2018, businesses in Centennial employed 64,230 people, a 1.3 percent increase since the second quarter of 2017, according to Centennial's Fourth-Quarter Economic Indicator report, which contains the most recent available jobs data. 

Over the same duration, Centennial's average weekly wage for all industries was 11.7 percent higher than the average weekly wage of metro Denver, representing an additional $139 per week.
View the Quarterly Economic Indicator Report

Centennial Airport Earns National Recognition for Noise Abatement

Centennial Airport's Senior Planner and Noise and Environment Specialist Dylan Heberlein and his supervisor, Director of Planning and Development Mike Fronapfel, oversee one of the most pro-active noise programs in the nation, managing as many as 13,000 noise complaints in a single year, responding to seven separate city councils and two county boards of commissioners. It's a job that often goes unrecognized - until now.

Heberlein and Fronapfel were named recipients of this year's prestigious UC Davis Aviation Noise and Emissions Symposium's Walt Gillfillan Award. Presented annually at the UC Davis Aviation Noise & Emissions Symposium, the award recognizes exemplary achievements and contributions to noise abatement in aviation by an individual or organization.

Heberlein and Fronapfel credit airport staff, both past and present, for helping forge a program that strives to understand aircraft noise from the community's perspective.

"It's truly been a team effort," Fronapfel said. "We've come a long way since airport operations used to handle noise concerns. We've really extended a hand to our neighboring communities through the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable, a robust community outreach program, partnerships with pilots, flight schools, and leveraging the power of our social media channels to keep stakeholders informed."

Who's New in Town?

With more than 4,500 businesses operating in the City of Centennial, it can be difficult to keep tabs on the most recent arrivals. The following is a list of companies that joined Centennial's business community in recent weeks.

Decor & You, Optimized Wellness, Q Nails & Spa, Architecture Research Press, Beacon Travel, Viking Sewing Gallery, Munch's Supply Colorado, Mobile Kitchen Fabrication, Care By Air, Ed's Auto, 4 Play Fabrication, Vivi Pho, The Grillin' Shops, and Modern Market.


Contact Centennial's Economic Development Division

Neil Marciniak, Economic Development Manager

Stewart Meek, Economic Development Specialist

City of Centennial, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80112, 303-325-8000 (24 / 7)

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