Business View Civil & Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 11

7 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 11 AURORA MAYOR MIKE COFFMAN, CU LEADERSHIP AND FITZSIMON COMMUNITY JOIN AIMCO FOR INTRODUCTION OF THE BENSON HOT A urora Mayor Mike Coffman, University of Colorado President Todd Saliman, and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Chancellor and Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA) Chairman Donald M. Elliman, Jr. were among the community leaders attending an event to celebrate the Benson Hotel and Faculty Club, a new 106-room luxury hotel and event space under construction at the Fitzsimons Innovation Community. Named in honor of former University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, the new boutique hotel is being developed by Aimco, and is part of a collective vision for the future of the campus. The event was hosted on the recently completed Central Green, an urban park and event space located at the heart of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Built for the entire community, the space opened this summer and will host events and activities such as outdoor movies, seasonal celebrations, and live music. “What Aimco is bringing to this campus is a sense of community and a sense of place, with the higher density we want in Aurora,” said Mayor Mike Coffman. “Thousands can now live, work and play here, and the City of Aurora thanks Aimco for its commitment to this campus and to OPENING L INES