"Our long-term relationship with CRL has spanned multiple decades and multiple deals. Through it all CRL has evolved to meet our needs." - Jeff Dolan, VP, External Affairs, Comcast

"CRL has been, and continues to be, invaluable in helping us understand Denver-specific concerns and guide our efforts to create clear home sharing rules." - Marisa Moret, Airbnb Public Policy Manager

"Without the insight and high quality work of CRL, the National Western Stock Show would not be where we are today." - Paul Andrews, President and CEO, National Western Stock Show

"Our relationship with CRL has spanned so long that officials don’t see CRL as an outside consultant, but an integral part of the District and our teams." - Ray Baker, Denver Metropolitan Football & Major League Baseball Districts

"Thanks to CRL, we are much better able to manage our venue redevelopment process with our stakeholders and the community." - Ginger White Brunetti, Deputy Director, Denver Arts & Venues

Xcel Energy Substation Development: City of Thornton

CRL assisted Public Service Company of Colorado/Xcel Energy with the siting and approval of a substation in the City of Thornton, CO.  Thornton had doubled in population over the past decade, with new shopping centers, the construction of the RTD North Metro Rail Line (N Line) and business and residential growth.  Since Thornton had not seen the development of a power substation since 1992 and the fact that the new substation needed to be in a more central location to serve all of the new development and demand in the City, there was a significant amount of public input, negotiation and involvement from both City officials and the community/neighborhoods surrounding the siting options.

The siting approval process lasted multiple years, required a heavy amount of public outreach and consensus-building and spanned across city council elections and city staff/managerial changes.  Ultimately, with CRL helping the team on the public outreach, support-building and overall strategy, the Thornton City Council approved the new substation in Xcel’s desired site location.  The project also involved subsequent approvals with Adams County that also required substantial public outreach.