In recent months, the national conversation regarding racism and social injustice has been a catalyst for change throughout the country. One prime example is the swift decision of The Master Community Association (MCA) with the support of Brookfield Properties and the City of Denver to change the name of the Stapleton Community. In August, the MCA board voted to change the name of the community from “Stapleton” to officially become “Central Park”. Brookfield Properties strongly supports the decision of the community to adopt this new name.
Much like the community itself- built as an extension of Denver’s existing street grid system more than 20 years ago- the name “Central Park” follows Denver’s long history of naming neighborhoods for the city park they are built around. It also celebrates the emphasis on green space and outdoor recreation in the neighborhood.
Now that the final vote is complete, the official renaming process can begin. Brookfield has already removed “Stapleton” from all signage, social handles, website name, and will be working on removing it from copy and other marketing materials in the coming weeks. And is working closely with the MCA and other key stakeholders to implement “Central Park” across all platforms. The new name represents an exciting era for the community and its 30,000-plus residents, 12 neighborhoods, and countless businesses that have been a part of transforming the site of a former airport into Denver’s most successful master planned community.