Recently our company worked with partners and sponsors to create a thoroughly researched, high quality document about the state of security in the open source Drupal project. You can download the report from DrupalSecurityReport.org, but right now I want to talk about the motivations, the audience, and the funding model behind the report because we feel that we've solved a tricky problem: funding expensive work in an easily copied medium (PDF downloads).
This just in: The PR folks for IKEA just sent out an e-mail blast alerting folks that plans are still on track for a fall 2011 opening of the IKEA store in Centennial.
IKEA 2009 Plan: it will be a while
Back in 2009 I gave a Construction on IKEA update that was a little depressing. And it seems like that still rings true.
From the e-mail this morning:
IKEA announced that contractors have been hired and a site-work permit
is pending for its future Denver-area store. This progress allows for a
Fall 2011 grand opening in Centennial, Colorado
So...it will be no earlier than Fall 2011.
Fall 2011 IKEA Opening in Centennial Colorado
But, it seems that they've hired folks and are getting final permits to get the show on the road...
Saunders Construction as the construction management firm. Other Colorado firms involved with this future IKEA store include: CLC Associates for civil design; Kimley Horn Associates as traffic consultants during the approval process; Ground Engineering providing environmental analysis and geotechnical services; Otten Johnson Robinson Neff & Ragonetti serving as local counsel; real estate brokerage firm Legend Retail Group assisting IKEA in the site selection process; Geothermal Systems of Colorado installing the geothermal component, and Miller Global selling the land. Atlanta-based GreenbergFarrow is architect responsible for store design, site planning and construction documents.
The actual clearing and prep of the site will start "soon" - I'll definitely try to get some photo evidence of the progress. As they say, it's not started until it's actually started. Given the long history of attempts at progress in the state I really hope this is finally a true start but it may not be.
Greg and I have been obsessed with tasty and healthy sweet potatoes lately, and have incorporated it into the unlikeliest of places...like breakfast pancakes!
Following on from my post last summer about Concerts in Colorado here's a few summer concerts I plan to attend and a new service.
So, I'm officiating a ceremony and we get to be creative. I know what christian/catholic weddings are like. I don't know Jewish ones, much, but I've seen them in movies...? I wanted to research weddings in general to get some ideas of some universal elements and fun things that we shouldn't miss.
Here's the stuff that's been helpful to me so far:
I recently re-launched a little side project called Colorado Health Community. The initial goal is to just better highlight some articles about complementary medicine from some practitioners that I know in the area. Eventually I will add back in the directory of service providers and a calendar of events, but this is all for now.
According to 9news.com IKEA is finally coming to Colorado!
My Past Discussions of IKEA Colorado
I've written about this in the past and become somewhat of a rumor hound on the subject:
- IKEA Store Located in Commerce City, Denver, Colorado
- IKEA in Denver or Boulder or Front Range of Colorado
- Ikea adding store to Denver, Colorado?
- IKEA Fort Collins - 2008?
- ikea store locations in the US
Often the comments on those posts are more interesting than the posts themselves...
I'll post an update comment on Wednesday after the real announcement.
Edit: Ikea Centennial
According to a comment I just received it will be in Centennial, Colorado. Centennial just recently incorporated into a city as expansion has grown south of Denver. I guess this makes sense since that area of colorado (Douglas County, southern Jefferson County) has been the fastest growing area in Colorado and one of the fastest in the nation for the last few years. I imagined they would put it north of Denver because my perception is that IKEA is popular with college students and the CU/CSU combination in Boulder/Fort Collins is the center of our college population.