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City, Steiner part ways

(Feb 22, 2011)

The City of Westminster and Steiner + Associates have worked diligently for more than a year on the pre-development plans for the Westminster Center project. During that time, great progress has been made, on many fronts, by both parties. However, in recent months, it became apparent to both the city and Steiner that the approach and timing expectations of the parties were no longer in alignment and they have agreed to conclude their discussions related to the Westminster Center project. The city is now in the process of seeking a new partner for redevelopment of the 105-acre Westminster Mall site.

“Steiner + Associates played an important role for us in the early stages of our effort to alleviate the condition of urban blight that exists in the urban renewal area now occupied by the Westminster Mall,” said Mayor Nancy McNally. “We are forging ahead with our efforts to find a development partner to take us to the next step in our creation of a vibrant urban center that serves our community now and in the future.”

“We strongly believe that the Westminster Mall site provides a great opportunity for the creation of a high-density urban focal point for the city,” said Ralph Ireland, senior vice president of development for Steiner + Associates. “We wish the City of Westminster the best of luck in their re-development efforts.”

“We recognize and appreciate the value that Steiner + Associates brought to this complex process,” added Susan Grafton, manager of Economic Development for the City of Westminster. “We are looking forward to moving this project to the next stage and creating a vibrant new downtown for the City of Westminster.”

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