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           During Mayor Tisdale’s service as a two-term Councilmember, a rezoning application was filed for valuable property located on the north side of Hampden Bypass, at the corner of Lafayette.  The property was commercial, but was restricted from allowing retail businesses.  Doug Tisdale saw the value in having other “service oriented” businesses locate there (which everyone assumed was in Englewood), providing easily accessible services to Villagers.  Doug contended that rezoning would produce benefits, including increased sales tax revenues and added conveniences to Villagers.

             Through his determination and presentation of compelling facts, the property was rezoned.  The result is that the Village now benefits from The Shoppes at Cherry Hills: the very popular Caribou Coffee (one of the busiest Caribou stores in the country), the amazing Pino’s Pizzeria (packed every evening and featured in the photo above), the eclectic South Philly Cheese Steak (a great sports hangout), the diverse Vino Vino Wine Store (monthly wine tastings and events), the fashion conscious One2One Studio Salon (with art shows regularly) and the convenient Continental Cleaners.

             Each of these businesses has been highlighted in The Village Crier in Doug’s regular column, “A Message from Your Mayor.”  His column favorably impacted the thriving business at the Shoppes, resulting in welcome tax revenues as well as appreciated, convenient services for Villagers.  Many Villagers, including Ernie Blake (former Breckenridge Mayor) and his lovely wife Sharon, find themselves enjoying Pino’s on a regular basis, per Mayor Tisdale’s recommendation.

             Mayor Tisdale noticed that the street signs on the southeast corner of Old Hampden and Lafayette were the green Englewood signs, even though the signs were located in Cherry Hills.  He had the signs changed out, and now they are the classic red Cherry Hills red signs, designating The Shoppes as a part of Cherry Hills.  After accomplishing that, Mayor Tisdale focused on having a new “City Limits” sign installed on the corner—convincing the owner of the site that HE should pay the cost rather than the Village, which he did!

             The above picture tells another story as well.  Pictured with Mayor Tisdale and Pino are Englewood Mayor Randy Penn, Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky, Sheridan Mayor Dallas Hall and Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon.  Mayor Tisdale, who was elected as one of the Executive Officers of the Denver Regional Council of Governments and of the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus, was instrumental in organizing the South Metro Mayors Monthly Munch, consisting of the named cities plus Littleton.  Monthly meetings are held to share ideas, concerns and best practices on a collaborative regional basis.  Mayor Tisdale knows and appreciates the collaborative efforts with other cities and leaders in the region to ensure that Cherry Hills remains The #1 Best Suburb of America to Live In!

             Mayor Tisdale actively participates with the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, the Denver Metro Chamber, the Denver South EDP, and the South Metro Denver Realtors™ Association, along with many others.  He realizes that encouraging development in other cities allows Cherry Hills to benefit from jobs and services while keeping the development out of Cherry Hills and at the same time allowing us to preserve what Villagers value.  As he says, “You’re either at the table or you’re on the menu!”

             Mayor Tisdale is at the table!

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