The Campaign for Responsible Development (CRD) is a diverse coalition
organized to ensure that publicly-subsidized redevelopment projects benefit communities and uplift working families. The CRD coalition is made up of conservation,
faith-based, labor, and community organizations, workers, and community
residents. FRESC created and provides staff support for the coalition.
The CRD has adopted a set of principles that call upon publicly-supported development to:
create jobs that support families through good wages and benefits such as health care and paid sick days
build affordable and accessible housing
promote neighborhood participation and civic engagement
establish environmental safety and sustainability
The CRD was formed in 2003 to achieve these community benefits in the
redevelopment of the Old Gates Rubber Factory. Since the successes at
Gates, committees of the CRD continue to work to achieve community
benefits at publicly supported developments such as Union Station, and
to infuse these principles in Denver’s overall approach to economic
Members of the Laborers Local 720 at the September 2007 CRD rally.