The Colorado Department of Transportation’s plan to push more cars through the mostly Latino, low-income neighborhoods of Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea, requires digging a 40-foot ditch. To protect that ditch from flooding, the Hancock administration and Denver City Council made a deal with CDOT: They put Denver taxpayers on the hook for widening I-70 in exchange for flood protection work.
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Opposition is growing. Last week the Denver Democrat executive committee passed a resolution opposing the project. On Monday a legal fund reached its first goal through online fundraising.
Goldhamer is preparing for an August trial against the city to stop the project.
The city deadline for bids on the project is just a few weeks away.
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“I grew up playing City Park Golf Course. It’s one of my happiest places on Earth … It’s in the middle of the city. It has the best views of the city … It’s suffocating. I guess that’s the word I would use because we’re Western people. We’re Colorado people. None of us were originally from here, so we want people to come here. We welcome it, but a lot of times, we feel that the traditions and things that we love are being trampled on. I’m almost 50, but it seems like I’ve seen the amount of growth that most people would see over the course of 100 years…”
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From the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle Raises Funds And Awareness A few months ago on December 7, 2016, more than 100 people attended the showing of the movie Chinatown, at the Sie Film Center, in support of the lawsuit to stop the destruction of historic City Park Golf Course and the Globeville Landing Park. Both parks are part of the Platte to Park Hill Storm Drainage project (P2P) being done to enable expansion, undergrounding and partial cover of I-70 and the massive public/private development of the Platte Valley north of the River North Art District (RiNO). The movie, set in
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Dear City Park Friends and Neighbors: We need your generous help to win the legal battle to save City Park Golf Course. Why does City Park Golf Course need to be saved? As you know, the city is proceeding with its plans to “repeal and replace” City Park Golf Course as part of its agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation to provide drainage for the I-70 lowered highway project. How can we save it? Since the City Park Golf Course project is only one piece in a very large interconnected series of projects that include local, state, and federal
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Initial letter from Attorney Aaron Goldhamer regarding Proposed City Park Golf Course Stormwater Detention Project We are pleased to announce that on November 21, 2016, a Denver District Court judge, denied a motion by the City of Denver, to dismiss a lawsuit brought by J.D. MacFarlane, Plaintiff and CPFAN Board Member, represented by Attorney Aaron Goldhamer, asking the court to stop the City of Denver from constructing an “industrial-level storm water managment project” in City Park Golf Course. Read the ruling here. The lawsuit will now proceed. If you’d like to help fund the lawsuit, go to https://www.coloradogives.org/ditchtheditch. DOCUMENTS 2014
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