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By Laura Keegan

2018 was a groundbreaking year for Edgewater. In November, the city opened its new Civic Center at 1800 Harlan, giving the community a new library, police department, city offices, recreation facility and gym. The property previously housing the fire department, some city police offices, the library and recreation center was sold to CSI-Edgewater, LLC. That entity also owns the properties across the street (Sloans and several storefronts) are developing and tying in the area into a mostly retail, family friendly “Town Center” design. The old police station, which was already owned by the same company, is figuring into this wonderful project.

We also sold the property at 20th and Depew, vacant since 2002. It’s currently under development by LCP Development. If you haven’t been by lately, the work for this retail attraction is well under way. It’s a truly amazing and innovative project!

The Gold Crown Clubhouse afterschool facility at 2501 Chase has been under way for a year. This facility engages youth with hands-on education and development, encouraging and teaching students to engage in numerous high-tech and recreational programs.

The last property to mention is the now-vacant city building at 2401 Sheridan. The city is currently accepting development proposals.

Coming in this month is an Edgewater mobility study. The city has hired a team of national experts who help plan streets using a “people first” approach. To develop a mobility plan, we need input on what does and doesn’t work for us. Mobility choices require all of us to be informed, share ideas and confirm community priorities. For more information and the schedule of community events, please call 720-763-3012 or email dmaples@edgewaterco.com.

Later this year the city will begin an update of the Comprehensive Plan.  Make sure you are signed up to receive notifications from the Town Cryer about this as well as other city information. You can sign up for this service at www.edgewaterco.com. The City Bulletin, also available on our city site and at the city offices, has much city news and is published several times a season.

Make sure you come by the new Civic Center. There is something there for everyone. Start your new year off with a close-to-home work out and take advantage of the many programs Edgewater is offering. You can check the city website for programs, hours of operation and fees. If you haven’t made it there yet, stop by and check out books and movies at the new 10,000-square-foot public library.

Council meets on the first and/or third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Over the next months, in addition to the above plans, council will be looking at sustainability measures and tobacco law updates.

Edgewater mayor Laura Keegan can be reached at 303-232-0745 (landline) or lkeegan@edgewaterco.com.