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In Lakewood, growth and development are important topics, and our City Council is working together to address them head-on.Communities are multi-faceted and encompass many essential elements, such as ensuring safety, affordability for all residents and spaces that embody the Colorado lifestyle. Lakewood is incredibly fortunate to possess all the necessary components for a vibrant, thriving community. We boast parks, businesses, excellent schools and convenient proximity to the majestic Colorado mountains and the bustling City of Denve...
In Lakewood, growth and development are important topics, and our City Council is working together to address them head-on.
Communities are multi-faceted and encompass many essential elements, such as ensuring safety, affordability for all residents and spaces that embody the Colorado lifestyle. Lakewood is incredibly fortunate to possess all the necessary components for a vibrant, thriving community. We boast parks, businesses, excellent schools and convenient proximity to the majestic Colorado mountains and the bustling City of Denver. As residents of Lakewood, we greatly appreciate these valuable assets.
I believe the voters' intent in supporting the Strategic Growth Initiative (SGI) in 2019 was to preserve what we have and love about Lakewood. Unfortunately, the unintended consequences of this have resulted in the city struggling to meet the needs of our constituents. Seniors find themselves trapped in large homes due to economic constraints, while young people face exorbitant prices that make renting or owning a home unattainable. Working families live on the edge, barely hanging on to their homes as they contend with the overwhelming stress of housing insecurity.
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The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is staggering at $1,836 per month, and mortgage payments have significantly increased. These costs are challenging for retirees on fixed incomes and first-time home buyers, who may experience sudden or unexpected increases in escrow. With the average home sale price at $580,000 and monthly mortgage payments over $2,000 home ownership is far from affordable for many working families. Growth boundaries restrict innovation and hinder the market's ability to respond to the economy.
The current Lakewood growth cap has had negative consequences, leaving the city in a precarious situation. As thoughtful community members, we must consider alternative solutions that address these issues while maintaining the essence of what makes Lakewood a thriving and desirable place to live.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature passed a bill outlawing the kind of growth cap implemented by Lakewood voters.
My co-councilors and I have been working diligently to find strategies that will meet the needs of our residents and businesses. While facing tough conversations about growth, our City Council has decided to phase out the Strategic Growth Initiative (SGI) over the next 24 months rather than end it abruptly. The delay will give us time to identify innovative policies that simultaneously address growth concerns and provide more affordable housing options for everyone in our community. We aim to strike the best balance between sustaining our quality of life and ensuring affordability.
As leaders, we must be open and honest about the challenges and opportunities we face as a growing community, as we represent the concerns and aspirations of our 158,000 residents. It is our responsibility to listen and respond to the needs and expectations of our community members.
Though the vote to delay the removal of the growth cap may raise concerns for some, it is the best decision for the City of Lakewood and its residents. We have seen the harmful effects of growth caps in nearby communities, such as decreases in new home construction and marked increases in existing home prices, property taxes, homelessness and commercial property taxes.
By approving this 24-month transition, we can create a more detailed and strategic plan that addresses Lakewood's needs better than simply limiting growth.
Infrastructure, housing, taxes, water resources, homelessness, fixed incomes and safety are all intertwined with growth.
We need a thoughtful approach that includes the voices of those most affected: our residents. We must also have at the table the expertise of professionals in real estate, land planning, transportation, finance and community leaders, to find a sustainable path forward that will benefit the entire Lakewood community.
Working together and thinking outside the box can elevate Lakewood to greater success. Our efforts will impact our beloved hometown and inspire the entire state. Let's strive to set a groundbreaking example for sustainable growth, setting the standard for excellence.
Wendi Strom represents Ward 5 on the Lakewood City Council, where she also serves as mayor pro tem.
New acquisition builds on the footprint of Graceada Partners near the RockiesMODESTO, Calif., March 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Graceada Partners has finalized its acquisition of The Meridian at Lakewood, a 96-unit, garden-style apartment complex in Lakewood, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver adjacent to the Rockies."Our investment strategy continues to focus on finding value-add properties in growing secondary and tertiary markets that offer a high quality of life and strong upside. This is another example of an ac...
New acquisition builds on the footprint of Graceada Partners near the Rockies
MODESTO, Calif., March 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Graceada Partners has finalized its acquisition of The Meridian at Lakewood, a 96-unit, garden-style apartment complex in Lakewood, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver adjacent to the Rockies.
"Our investment strategy continues to focus on finding value-add properties in growing secondary and tertiary markets that offer a high quality of life and strong upside. This is another example of an acquisition that underscores our investment thesis," said Joe Muratore, Co-CEO of Graceada Partners.
This acquisition builds on the firm's presence in the Rocky Mountain states. The Meridian at Lakewood underwent substantial renovations in 2012. Currently sitting on a 4.74-acre site, it features five three-story apartment buildings, a single-story clubhouse/leasing office and a large playground and dog park.
"Several factors, including strong demand and a moratorium on new construction in the Lakewood area, lead us to anticipate this property becoming a strong investment over the next five years," said Ryan Swehla, Co-CEO of Graceada Partners. "Acquiring the property outside of the traditional marketing process allowed us to obtain favorable pricing."
Swehla added that the complex is in excellent condition and includes a substantial capital plan for unit upgrades within the first few years.
This acquisition aligns with previous reports released by Graceada Partners that emphasize the existing opportunity for investors in secondary and third-city markets. The rental population and pricing trends in the Lakewood area are anticipated to continue to rise in the coming years.
ABOUT GRACEADA PARTNERS
Graceada Partners is a vertically integrated real estate private equity firm focused on institutionalizing secondary & tertiary markets of the Western United States. Founded in 2008, the firm has $0.5 billion in assets under management (AUM) and employs a team of 50+ professionals who work collaboratively to source, capitalize, manage, renovate, lease, and sell properties. Graceada's in-house expertise includes fund management, asset management, construction, and property management.
The firm's leadership team averages over 18 years of experience adding value to real estate, collectively having managed over $10 billion in assets. Born in 2008 in the heart of the Global Financial Crisis, Graceada Partners is a seasoned expert amid looming economic uncertainties, which has allowed the firm to turn market dislocation into successful investments.
The Graceada Partners team lives by its core values: Positive, Caring & Humble; Owns the Mission; Does the Right Thing; Excellence in Execution; Wants to Win. Graceada Partners is a veteran-owned company that is proud to operate in historically underserved and under-invested regions.
Learn more at http://GraceadaPartners.com.
Media contact:Bob Spoerl, for Graceada Partners355960@email4pr.com773-453-2444
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Cue the mariachi music and raise the red flag: The wait is finally over! Casa Bonita is set to reopen to the public on June 23-24 and June 29-July 1.The restaurant notified e-mail subscribers Wednesday that it will reopen for dinner on those select dates. Tickets, $39.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids ages 3-12 (kids under 3 years old are free), can be purchased online and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only eight people per group can get tickets at one time. It’s unclear if everyone on the list was invited to buy tick...
Cue the mariachi music and raise the red flag: The wait is finally over! Casa Bonita is set to reopen to the public on June 23-24 and June 29-July 1.
The restaurant notified e-mail subscribers Wednesday that it will reopen for dinner on those select dates. Tickets, $39.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids ages 3-12 (kids under 3 years old are free), can be purchased online and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only eight people per group can get tickets at one time. It’s unclear if everyone on the list was invited to buy tickets, and they do not yet appear to be on sale on Casa Bonita’s website.
The email suggests that additional dates for which diners can buy tickets will be available in the future.
“A limited number of dates will be made available on a rolling basis,” the email states. “Should your preferred time not be available, check back – your link will remain valid for 90 days.”
The Pepto-Bismol-colored Denver landmark, known for its cliff divers and sopapillas, will reopen with a new menu from four-times-nominated James Beard Award chef Dana Rodriguez and a $40 million renovation. Longtime Denver residents and new transplants will finally be able to explore Black Bart’s Cave again and inhale the waterfalls’ chlorine.
The opening comes after years of anticipation. Casa Bonita closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19, before Summit Family Restaurants, its parent company at the time, filed for bankruptcy in April 2021.
The following September, “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone purchased the Lakewood landmark, effectively saving the beloved venue and ensuring locals would once again be able to visit.
The pair originally hoped to reopen Casa Bonita by late 2022, but were stalled by unforeseen challenges during construction. Last June, for example, Casa Bonita’s iconic fountain was razed amid concerns about its crumbling foundation. (But there are promises to have it rebuilt.)
By December, however, they were able to announce a May opening. Ever since, locals have been speculating about what’s been happening in those hallowed halls. The anticipation has been so great that 15,000 people sent in an RSVP to a fictitious grand opening event in hopes of being among the first patrons in line.
And now they can finally make plans to do that.
If you were born and raised in the Denver area in the 1980s and ‘90s, you grew up with two legendary entities in your life: John Elway and Casa Bonita.While the beloved Denver Broncos quarterback retired in 1998, the equally beloved and far more quirky Mexican restaurant continued to amuse guests for years with its unique entertainment and camaraderie around panning its food.That is, until March 2020, when Casa Bonita ...
If you were born and raised in the Denver area in the 1980s and ‘90s, you grew up with two legendary entities in your life: John Elway and Casa Bonita.
While the beloved Denver Broncos quarterback retired in 1998, the equally beloved and far more quirky Mexican restaurant continued to amuse guests for years with its unique entertainment and camaraderie around panning its food.
That is, until March 2020, when Casa Bonita shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic and then declared bankruptcy shortly thereafter, according to The Associated Press.
Three years later, and following a notable ownership change, Casa Bonita is gearing up to finally reopen. Here’s what you need to know:
There’s really nothing like it.
The restaurant, located at 6715 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood, was much more than a place to eat a meal with family and friends or gather for a birthday party. While it was open, it was a true Denver-area destination, with its indoor waterfall, cliff divers, skits, music and more — all packaged in a bright pink exterior.
Casa Bonita, which opened in 1974, is listed on the Lakewood Historical Society’s Register of Historic Landmarks.
In 2021, Matt Stone and Trey Parker — already pretty well-known as the creators of the Colorado-focused TV show “South Park” — announced they had made a deal with the then-current owners to buy the still-shuttered restaurant, according to The Associated Press.
The two grew up in Colorado and met while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Fans of “South Park” probably could. The restaurant was featured in a 2003 episode of “South Park,” titled, aptly, “Casa Bonita.”
"South Park" not on your binge-watching list? No problem. Here’s the show’s description of Season 7, Episode 11: “Kyle chooses Stan, Kenny and Butters to celebrate his birthday at Casa Bonita. When Cartman finds out he's not invited, he arranges for Butters to conveniently go ‘missing’.”
While we’re sure the menu had some fans, its food — with the exception of its sopaipillas — was widely mocked.
We won’t belabor the point, but a quick search on Twitter highlights the strong opinions people had about the food, including this one:
That’s anyone’s guess, but there’s reason to be hopeful. Parker and Stone hired Dana “Loca” Rodriguez as their executive chef. Rodriguez owns restaurants Work & Class and SuperMegaBien in Denver, and is a three-time James Beard award nominee, according to Denver magazine 5280.
We haven't known a lot about reopening plans, as Stone and Parker have kept specific details under wraps.
But on Friday, without naming a date, Casa Bonita announced there will be a soft opening with limited dinner hours. To be one of those first people to eat at the new Casa Bonita, you'll have to sign up for the Casa Bonita email list at CasaBonitaDenver.com. No walk-ins will be allowed during the soft opening, according to the news release.
A sticker and video posted to its website months ago said the opening would be in May. So stay tuned!
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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The wait is over – at least for some.
Casa Bonita on Wednesday announced the next phase of its reopening. The restaurant will open for dinner on June 23-24 and June 29-July 1, but with a limited number of timed tickets – and a price tag.
Dinner tickets are $39.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids age 3-12. Ticket purchases also come with a 15% service charge.
Only eight people per group can get tickets at one time. Tickets must be purchased online and are final sales only, non-refundable and non-transferable.
The restaurant notified e-mail subscribers of the new reopening phase Wednesday morning. A date of full reopening to the general public has not been announced.
The Colorado transplants who've never been don't understand the hype. Many of us natives don't entirely understand it ourselves. Yet, there's still so much excitement over the long-awaited reopening of Casa Bonita, the famous – or infamous, depending on how you look at it – restaurant.
Whether you went right before it closed or you haven't been in decades, the images of the cliff divers, arcade and tables nestled into outcroppings of the faux-rock interior are burned into our brains.
There's some sort of nostalgic love for the eccentric restaurant we can't shake. And now, the well-known stories of bad food may be a thing of the past (thankfully).
Casa Bonita is reopening with an award-winning chef and restaurateur Dana "Loca" Rodriguez as the executive chef and culinary partner for the restaurant.
“This is a dream come true,” Rodriguez said in a news release. “Casa Bonita means so much to so many people here in Denver. I’m excited to work with Trey and Matt and reimagine the culinary program; I want to make sure this is a place where people will look forward to eating, drinking, spending time and bringing friends, family and visitors”(which frankly wasn't entirely the case in the past).
Casa Bonita closed down food service in 2020 after its owner at that time, Summit Family Restaurants, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The event was organized by the Save Casa Bonita group, which started a GoFundMe for the restaurant in March 2021.
"Life is short and things that make me happy is what's important, and this is one place that makes me happy. So, I'm here to support," one rally supporter, Vanessa Sanchez, said.
The restaurant was then purchased by "South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker for $3.1 million.
For those who don't know, the Colorado-based restaurant gained greater notoriety outside the state when "South Park" aired an episode where one of the characters Kyle chose Stan, Kenny and Butters to celebrate his birthday at Casa Bonita. When Cartman finds out he's not invited, he arranges for Butters to conveniently go "missing."
But Casa Bonita was a prominent feature of Colorado kids' birthdays long before that.
It first opened on March 27, 1974.
Casa Bonita was founded in 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, by entrepreneur Bill Waugh. It then expanded to Tulsa, Oklahoma; Little Rock, Arkansas; Fort Worth, Texas and eventually in Lakewood.
The current restaurant location used to be a Joslin's department store before the inside was converted into different facades and themed rooms inspired by Mexican architectural styles, including Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara.
The exterior is well-known for its one-of-a-kind pink tower that stands 85 feet tall, visible for miles in the Denver metro. On top of the tower's golden dome stands a statue of Cuahtémoc, the last Aztec emperor. It was repainted in 2020, requiring more than 300 gallons of custom-blended pink paint.
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