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Commerce City hires retail attraction consultant

Post Date:02/28/2020 4:06 PM

Commerce City recently hired KP Consulting & Associates to provide technical assistance towards the City’s retail attraction efforts. 

Commerce City is committed to attracting businesses in the retail industry, specifically targeting more full service restaurants, family entertainment businesses and hotels. Several new developments along E. 104th Avenue have contributed to the addition of 23 new restaurants and bars opening in the City over the last 18 months. City Council also placed an emphasis on adding more national brands and increasing commercial development. To help with the attraction of new commercial projects, City Council passed a resolution waiving development-related fees for certain types of development—restaurants, entertainment operations and hotels.

KP Consulting’s scope of work with Commerce City includes sharing national and local retail industry trends with staff and City Council, reviewing the City’s retail environment, identifying appropriate retail nodes in the city, and identifying specific retail businesses that make sense for the city to target.  Katy Press, the founder and principal, has been in the retail real estate business for 35 years, most recently providing consulting services to both retailers and local municipalities in Colorado. 

“Katy Press with KP Consulting will help us achieve our objective to attract more retail development to the city,” said Commerce City Mayor Benjamin Huseman. “We look forward to hearing her insights and working with her during the coming months.”

Over the last 20 years, Ms. Press has done consulting work for many of the cities within the metro Denver area. Prior to consulting, she was Vice President for Catellus Commercial Group, Real Estate Manager for Safeway Stores and a Real Estate Representative for 7-Eleven Stores. Ms. Press will share some of her industry insights as the keynote speaker during the upcoming Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast on March 19.

The city is looking for development partners to provide retail services to its rapidly growing areas in both the historic city and the northern range. For more information, contact the Economic Development division at redefiningcommerce@c3gov.com or 303-289-3620.

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