Speaking Up to Keep Woodward
With a neighborhood meeting on August 20 to discuss the development of the Link N Greens property on the northwest corner of Mulberry and Lemay, it became public that Woodward (www.woodward.com) would like to site their corporate headquarters there.
This is a great and rare opportunity for Fort Collins. Nationally, very few of these kinds of corporate decisions are made on an annual basis. It is not a stretch to say that for a community of the size of Fort Collins these opportunities come along about once in a generation. (Think Woodward 1950s, HP 1970s, Anheuser Busch 1980s)
From what I understand, the company is looking to make a decision this fall and there is at least one other very viable non-Fort Collins site under consideration.
The formal process of rezoning the land begins with a special hearing of the City Planning & Zoning Board on Thursday evening September 13. The meeting will be in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 300 LaPorte Avenue beginning at 6:00 PM.
If you want to show your support for retaining Woodward in Fort Collins, this would be a great time to do so. Simply show up and make a few comments in support of the project. You don’t need to make a long speech; 15-45 seconds would suffice.
Questions? Feel free to give me a call at 970 482-3751 x 102 or Ann Hutchison at extension 107.