Welcome to the Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities

Our Mission

The mission of the Stapleton Foundation is to advocate, sustain, and realize the principles of the 1995 Stapleton Development Plan, more commonly referred to as “The Green Book.” Working with others, we will strive to create a community that is seamlessly connected to surrounding neighborhoods, as well as a community that becomes a sustainable model in education, employment, open space, housing, diversity, and sustainable development.​

In the early 1990s, just such a small group of thoughtful people started thinking about the same thing. Led by a visionary named Sam Gary, though he would probably never claim leadership, they all started thinking about this:


What happens to seven square miles of runways, prairie, weeds, tons of leaked jet fuel and noxious chemicals, a control tower and one used, fairly out-of-date airport when the new airport opens?