Read both articles from the Denverite and North Denver Tribune here.
Mayor Hancock picks former councilman to oversee transformational projects in northeast Denver
by Adrian D. Garcia
Mayor Michael Hancock has already found someone to be the city’s new chief coordinator of the major redevelopment projects in River North, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.
and from the Tribune
DENVER — Mayor Michael B. Hancock today named Timothy Sandos as the new Executive Director of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC). Sandos will provide general oversight, planning, strategic coordination, financing and implementation of six primary projects under the umbrella of the NDCC, including management of city staff assigned to the collaborative.
Hancock created the collaborative in 2013 to align the planning and implementation of six major projects in North Denver: Brighton Boulevard improvements; Interstate 70 expansion; National Western Center expansion; neighborhood plans for Globeville, Elyria and Swansea; River North improvements and RTD station developments.
Jones replaced Kelly Leid as executive director of the organization in 2016 after Leid was named the head of the Office of the National Western Center. Before her appointment, Jones was senior vice president at the Denver-based economic development and planning firm Progressive Urban Management Associates — aka PUMA.
When Jones starts May 23, she and her deputy directors — longtime deputy Todd Wenskoski and Christopher Pacheco, who is leaving his position as a public works senior engineer and project manager — face plenty of challenges. Among them is continued skepticism from some residents of those areas that the city can balance developer and neighborhood interests. Many also strongly oppose the state’s I-70 project, which the Hancock administration has supported.