New On Havana
Art 2C On Havana:
We had 35 artists submitting over 60 sculptures for consideration for of our Art 2C On Havana project, including two Interntional entries. The 11 sculptures that are in the 2013/2014 exhibition will remain in place until September 29, 2014. A new call for artists will take place on Cafe.org in early July of 2014 and the steering committee will select the sculptures that will be part of our 2014/2015 exhibition. The new sculptures will be installed in October 2014. This public art project is just another tool in our economic develpment took kit for the Havana District.
We are proud to present our new Havana Motor Mile Logo!
The Havana BID has trademarked the name, "Havana Motor Mile." We have purchased the domain name www.HavanaMotorMile.com and will soon have a website. In the meantime, we have pointed www.HavanaMotorMile.com to this On Havana Street website. Click here to view our over 25 new and used car dealerships and links to their websites.
The new Havana Motor Mile concept is an economic development tool the BID will use to market the District as the premiere auto sales and service destination in the state. The marketing plan will include all of our new and used car & motorcycle sales and service businesses, as well as our over 80 restaurants--since we all know people have to eat when they are out shopping for a vehicle or having their vehicle serviced.
The Havana Motor Mile will be running commercials on KUSA in 2013, along with ads for our On Havana Street events.
The Havana Motor Mile Committee includes:
- Emanuel Bugelli and Carol Scott, Gateway Mazda
- Jim Malafronte, Colorado Chrysler Jeep, Factory Car Outlet and Cherry Creek Dodge
- John Bowell, Shortline Automotive Group, Suburu, Suzuki, Hyundai and Kia
- Paul Suss, Suss Buick GMC
- Darryl Ryan, Havana Auto Parts
We will continue to work with all of the car dealers and auto service businesses on the street as we roll out this exciting new brand.
Pictured: Sprouts Farmers' Market and Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers are now open at The Gardens on Havana.
The first stores at The Gardens on Havana opened in the spring of 2009 on the site of the former Buckingham Square Mall at Mississippi & Havana. This development by Miller Realty, LLC, is a true showcase of xeriscape and roses in Colorado. The center plaza rose garden will feature water-wise shrub and climbing roses selected with the help of the Denver Rose Society.
Now open at the Gardens on Havana:
- Target Greatlands
- Dick's Sporting Goods
- Modern Dental
- Sprouts Farmer's Market
- Noodles & Co
- Nail Salon
- Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
- Modern Hair
- Zhanna's Spa
- Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
- Game Stop
- Key Bank
- Jackson Hewitt
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Toys & Babies "R" Us
- Sports Clips
- Wells Fargo Bank
- Papa Johns
- Jimmy Johns
2014 Update--Havana North Redevelopment Planned: Demolition commenced on the old Fan Fare building at 333 Havana on December 17, 2013. Demolition and clean-up are expected to be completed in January 2014. Once the site is "clean," the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority will take ownership. AURA plans to issue and RFP to attract a developer and a project for the site later in 2014. Here is a brief history of Fanfare:
Pictured on the left is the Fan Fare Shopping Center when it was brand new in 1962 (from the Milo Ketchum website). The other pictures show a deteriorated Fan Fare after being vacant for 25+ years.
The Fanfare Shopping Center was similar to a Costco--a large department store which charged membership. It was only open a few years in the early to mid 1960's. Some time in the early 1980's, Western Electric used the building for a year or so as a traiing facility, otherwise the building has been vacant. It does contain asbestos, hence the need for the environmental evaluation, and has deteriorated over the years.
Havana North Concept Plan: After input from area business owners, commercial property owners, neighbors, city staff and CDOT, the Havana North Concept Plan was developed in early 2010. In April, 2010, the Havana North Concept Plan was adopted by Aurora City Council as an amendment to the 2009 City of Aurora Master Plan.
Update: Aurora City Council Approved the Havana North Urban Renewal Area on April 11, 2011.