Colorado State University Business Students to Present Ideas on Foothills Mall’s Redevelopment on Wednesday, Dec. 10

Note to Editors: Reporters interested in attending the class must RSVP to Emily Wilmsen at 491-2336 no later than noon, Wednesday, Dec. 10. The class is intended for reporter information only and is not open to the public.

The community could get a sneak peak at future redevelopment options for the Foothills Mall this Wednesday when students in Colorado State University’s College of Business present ideas in their real estate class.

Seven teams will present case studies on the redevelopment of the Foothills Mall in Professor Steve Laposa’s Real Estate Market Analysis class on Dec. 10. The class is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 39 in Rockwell Hall. Each 10-12 minute presentation will be followed by discussions with the audience and judges.

Teams were given a variety of redevelopment concepts ranging from full demolition and reconstruction to renovation and expansion of the mall. Student recommendations use new urbanism guidelines, smart growth principles and leverage the location of Foothills Mall in the community.

"This is a great opportunity for the students to learn about projects in the real world, and at the same time, possibly give the city some new ideas about the mall, which is a major contributor of sales tax revenue to the community," said Laposa, who is also director of the Everitt Real Estate Center in the Finance and Real Estate Department in the college.