THE ALAMEDA CORRIDOR BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (ACBID)

"Flow” art feature installed by ACBID on Alameda Ave. just west of Sheridan Blvd.

What is the ACBID? 

The Lakewood City Council established the Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District (ACBID) by ordinance adopted in 2003 under the provisions of the Colorado Business Improvement District Act. The ACBID service area is comprised of commercial property/business owners in Lakewood with boundaries adjacent to Alameda Avenue from Sheridan Boulevard on the east to Carr Street and Lakewood Commons on the west. Within the corridor, commercial property owners voted to tax themselves to make their community cleaner, safer, and more vibrant.

ACBID Map
How is the ACBID funded? 

In 2003, commercial property/business owners in the Alameda Corridor voted to assess a property tax on themselves at a rate of 5.72 mils. The tax is a self-assessment by those business property owners to support services provided by ACBID. Residential and non-profit entities in the ACBID service area do not pay the tax.

What is the purpose of the ACBID? 

Under the provisions of the Colorado Business Improvement District Act, the ACBID serves the public purposes of promoting the health, safety, prosperity, security, and general welfare of the people in the ACBID service area as well as the surrounding community. The core mission of the ACBID is to promote the vision of a “world-class corridor” on Alameda Avenue in Lakewood from Sheridan Boulevard to Carr Street.

Working in cooperation with its non-profit partner, the Alameda Gateway Community Association, ACBID’s primary objective is to improve the business climate on the Alameda Corridor through streetscape improvements, corridor safety, and economic development.

How is the ACBID governed? 

Pursuant to the 2003 ordinance adopted by the Lakewood City Council, the ACBID is governed by a seven-member board of directors. Each member of the board of directors must be an “elector” within the geographical boundaries of the ACBID service area. Members of the board of directors are appointed by the Lakewood City Council to serve three-year terms.

The ACBID is managed by an executive director. The Alameda Gateway Community Association provides the services of the executive-director pursuant to a contract with the ACBID.

The current Executive Director for the ACBID is Tom Quinn.

Is the ACBID required to file any documents describing its activities and budget? 

Yes. The ACBID is required to submit an annual operating plan and budget to the City of Lakewood by September 30 of each year. The Lakewood City Council must approve or disapprove the operating plan and budget within 30 days after receipt from ACBID, but no later than December 5. The ACBID’s operating plans and budgets are considered public records.

In addition, the ACBID is required to file its budget and a Certification of Tax Levies with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs in January of each year.

When and where does the ACBID Board of Directors meet and can the public attend meetings?  

The ACBID Board of Directors meets quarterly. Meetings are held on the last Thursday in March, May, and August; and the third Thursday in November from 12 noon to 1 pm. All meetings are held at the offices of the ACBID and the Alameda Gateway Community Association located at 275 S. Sheridan Blvd., Unit 108, Lakewood, CO 80226. All meetings of the board are open to the public.

Meeting notices are posted at the Lakewood City offices located at 480 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood and other locations as required by state law.

Where are the records of the ACBID kept and does the public have access to those records? 

Under the Colorado Business Improvement District Act all business records for business improvement districts are public records. Business records for the ACBID are kept at the ACBID office located at 275 S. Sheridan Blvd., Unit 108, Lakewood, CO 80226. You may request copies of ACBID business records in writing by sending a request to this address. Please call us at (303) 274-1807 with any questions about requesting records.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the ACBID? 

All questions should be directed to Tom Quinn, Executive Director for the ACBID. He may be reached by phone at the ACBID office at (303) 274-1807 or by email.

ACBID BOARD OF DIRECTORS and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DIRECTORY

Barbara Teich – President 
Hannay Realty Advisors
1700 Broadway –Suite 404
Denver, CO 80290
720-399-1458 (d)
303-625-3771 (c)
303-799-9292 - fax
bteich@hannayra.com
term: 3 yr – 7/1/16-6/30/19
John Buckley – Vice President 
Buckley Brothers LLC
3333 E. Bayaud Avenue #318
Denver, CO 80209
720-933-7907
jbuckley@buckleybrothersllc.com
term: 3 yr-7/1/16-6/30/19
Kathleen Curtis – Secretary/Treas 
Village Roaster
9255 W. Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-238-8718 (w)
303.550-6085 (c)
303-233-4370 – fax
katercurtis@gmail.com
term: 3 yr – 7/1/15-6/30/18
Teresa Lopez 
Senior Vice President
The Integer Group
7245 West Alaska Dr
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-393-3022
tlopez@integer.com
term:  3 year—6/30/17-6/30/2020
Philip D. Shapiro
Ascent Living Communities
8015 W. Alameda Ave. Suite 240
Lakewood, CO 80226
775-830-3100 (d)
Phil@ascentlc.com
term: 3 yr - 7/1/16-6/30/19
(completing Megan Wesley's term beginning 8.25.2016)
Andrew Wong
Belmar-Starwood Capital Group
100 Pine Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-247-1235 -direct
415-633-4156 – fax
awong@starwood.com
term: 3 yr – 7/1/15-6/30/18
Ed Boyle
Belmar Crossing Shopping Center
7111 W. Alameda Ave- Suite 0
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-237-8658
eboyle@katchencompany.com
term: 3yr – 7/1/14-6/30/17

Tom Quinn – Executive Director
Alameda Gateway Community Association
275 S. Sheridan Blvd. #108
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-274-1807
303-274-1987 - fax
tom@alamedagateway.com
Lakewood Liaison: Nanette Neelan
City of Lakewood/Dep. City Mgr.
480 S. Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-987-7052
303-987 -7063 - fax
nannee@lakewood.org
Attorney: Malcolm Murray
MDKR Murray Dahl Kuechenmeister & Renaud
710 Kipling Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80215
mmurray@mdkrlaw.com