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Sally W. Maguire Papers: Colorado Front Range Project and Perry Park

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Finding Aid of the Sally W. Maguire Papers: Colorado Front Range Project and Perry Park, 1969-1983

Douglas County History Research Center
Douglas County Libraries
100 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
Phone: 303-688-7730

© 2010

Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Shaun Boyd 2010-11-30
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
CollectorMaguire, Sally W.
TitleSally W. Maguire Papers: Colorado Front Range Project and Perry Park
Dates: 1969-1983
Size.4 c.f., 1 box, 9 x 30 x 44 cm
Abstract:The collection contains materials relating to the 1980 Colorado Front Range Project, a multi-county project to assess the impact of growth on the Denver urban corridor. Other materials in the collection include maps, newspaper articles and newsletters relating to the Perry Park development in the 1970s.
Collection Number1992.016
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

Arranged alphabetically by general subject (Colorado Front Range Project, Perry Park) and subsequently by order of creation/use (agenda for the Project are before results.)

Scope and Content

The Colorado Front Range Project was a project initiated by the Governor of Colorado to discuss the direction local governments should take in dealing with growth along the front range. Several scenarios and outcomes were discussed. Each county presented it’s own specific problems and proposed solutions in reports to the Project. The conference’s final result found there to be five possible scenarios for Colorado’s future: “Muddling Through” - that is maintaining the status quo on government involvement in Colorado’s economy;“Colorado Exploited as a National Sacrifice Area” - unrestricted growth with no government involvement; “Economic Stagnation” - highly restrictive government involvement in all aspects of the economy; “Technological Innovation and Expansion” - depending completely on technological innovations to both inspire and control growth; and “Decentralization/Community Values” - each neighborhood/town/county tries to control it’s own growth without necessarily paying attention to the neighboring communities. In the end, the conference decided that a combination of all the scenarios was one possible solution to rapid growth.

The Perry Park materials relate to the growth of the landowner’s association throughout the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Several brochures are included as part of Colorado Western Development’s advertising.

Biography / History

A Perry Park resident since the early 1970s, Sally Maguire has been involved with many area projects, including the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and the Colorado Front Range Project. She was also involved in the formation of, and served as president of, the Perry Park Metropolitan District, a quasi-municipal organization formed when the developer of Perry Park failed to fulfill his promises for developing the community. A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in journalism, she worked for many years in New York in both public relations and as a magazine and newspaper editor prior to moving to Colorado.

Access Terms

Perry Park (Colo.)
Perry Park Landowners Association (Perry Park, Colo.)
Perry Park Metropolitan District (Perry Park, Colo.)


Access Restrictions

Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.

Copy Restrictions

The collection is used in the presence of Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with the permission of the Center's staff.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sally W. Maguire Papers: Colorado Front Range Project and Perry Park, Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

Donated to Douglas County History Research Center by Sally Maguire, volunteer in DCHRC, member of the Perry Park Homeowners’ Association, former editor of the Perry Park Sentinel, and member of the Colorado Front Range Project.

Processing Information

Processed by: Sally Maguire / Completed July 1999

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