FTS investigation: Arvada redevelopment project sits mostly vacant, costing taxpayers nearly $800,000

After the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority condemned and forcibly acquired an elderly small business owner's property in 2004, the land was transferred to a private developer who was given the property free of charge. Now city leaders and other project supporters are lauding the project with awards, despite the fact that the new development sits mostly vacant. http://facethestate.com/articles/15836-fts-investigation-arvada-redevelopment-project-sits-mostly-vacant-costing-taxpayers-n