Millennial-Focused TOD Proposal Overcomes Opposition in Aurora, CO

Aurora, Colorado recently approved a large, transit-adjacent project designed to appeal to a younger set than is currently living in the city. Some entrenched interests were not happy with the decision.

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January 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Carlos Illescas reports from Aurora, Colorado: "About 300 residents from the Heather Gardens senior living community packed the City Council chambers recently to voice their opposition to a new 400-plus-unit apartment complex near a new light-rail station."

The City Council approved the project, despite a full menu of opposition complaints from the 300 mentioned above, because "for the first time maybe ever, Aurora now has a chance to attract the coveted millennial population with a new light-rail line opening this year, city officials said."

The article is mostly focused on the millennial market, as targeted by the city of Aurora with the approval. An earlier, separate story approaches the story from a more procedural, standpoint.

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