Mission Statement The fundamental mission of the LRA is to encourage private reinvestment within targeted areas of Lakewood. The LRA has been created by citizens to enhance the City's ability to preserve and restore the vitality and quality of life in the community. Goals
Maintain a Strong Identity and Image for Lakewood.
Lakewood's blend of rural and urban/suburban environments is unique among Denver metro communities. Lakewood has strong character, and a special image that reflects the needs of its residents and underlying physical organization. Assure Economic Soundness of Public/Private Development.
The activities of the LRA are joint efforts between the LRA and private investors. For the sake of both entities, the economic viability of proposed projects is priority. Increase the Tax Base. It is important to maintain and improve these city services upon which Lakewood residents rely for their quality of life. Because Lakewood relies heavily on its retail tax base, it is necessary to encourage positive redevelopment of retail sales sites.