Lakewood Reinvestment Authority

The fundamental mission of the Lakewood Reinvestment Authority (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. Lakewood voters approved the formation of the Lakewood Reinvestment Authority (LRA) on November 4, 1997, and appointed the Lakewood City Council to serve as the Board of Commissioners. The LRA operates in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes Urban Renewal Law C.R.S. §31-25-101 et seq.

 

Reinvestment Areas
Reinvestment Projects

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. 

 

LRA Commissioners
Chairman, Adam Paul, Mayor 
Charley Able, Commissioner - Ward 1 
Jeslin Shahrezaei, Commissioner - Ward 1 
Sophia Mayott-Guerrero, Commissioner - Ward 2 
Sharon Vincent, Commissioner - Ward 2 
Anita Springsteen, Commissioner - Ward 3 
Rebekah Stewart, Commissioner - Ward 3 
Barb Franks, Commissioner - Ward 4 
Rich Olver, Commissioner - Ward 4 
Wendi Strom, Commissioner - Ward 5 
Mary Janssen Commissioner - Ward 5
Andy Kerr, Jefferson County
Susan Miller, Jefferson County School District
To Be Filled - Special Districts Representative
To Be Filled - Special Representative

 

Officers
LRA Executive Director, Robert Smith, Lakewood Economic Development Director
LRA Treasurer, Holly Bjorklund, Lakewood Chief Financial Officer 
LRA Clerk, Jay Robb, Lakewood City Clerk 
LRA General Counsel, Alison McKenney Brown
LRA Special Counsel, Corey Hoffman

 

For more information contact: 303-987-7730