City Park Golf Course Stormwater Detention Proposal
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.
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Stormwater Detention Pond Proposed for City Park Golf Course
The City of Denver is proposing to bulldoze 45 acres in the NW corner of City Park Golf Course (1/3 of the course) in order to install a stormwater detention pond. Up to 280 trees will be cut down to accommodate the 10 ft. deep pond. The Bogey’s Clubhouse will be razed and relocated along with the parking lots. There will be a new entrance created off of 23rd or 26th Avenues. The golf course will be re-contoured for the remaining 2/3 of the course, minus the new clubhouse, parking lots and driveways.
Why is the Storm water Detention Needed?
For a Fact Sheet and maps provided by the city and the North Cornerstone Collaborative, go to:
The Fact Sheet maintains that stormwater detention ponds are needed to protect North Denver from a 100 year flood event. At community meetings, the Public Works project manager, Jennifer Hillhouse, has stated that the ponds will provide no protection for Park Hill and minimal protection for the Cole and Whittier neighborhoods.
What parts of Denver will receive the most benefit?
The detention pond will provide major protection for the proposed I-70 construction project that calls for creating a lowered, partially covered section of highway (40 feet deep and 20 feet below the water table) between the Swansea and Elyria neighborhoods.
It seems protection will be provided for the new Western Stock Show project.
The detention pond will also provide major protection for the North Cornerstone Collaborative – a 23 mile stretch of open land between Union Station and DIA that Mayor Hancock hails “a corridor of opportunity” for development. For more information on the North Cornerstone Collaborative:
What are the alternatives and Why the Rush?
Citizens in the neighborhoods surrounding the City Park golf course, as well as golfers are requesting the City of Denver to provide alternatives to a detention pond at the course. The only other option presented since November, 2015, when the project was first introduced to the public, was to demolish 50 homes in the Cole neighborhood to create the pond. Both options are opposed by neighborhood groups. There are many other options available and the city needs to take the time and set aside the resources to explore them.
For more information:
*Contact Jennifer Hillhouse, City Project Manager, Public Works, Senior City Planner: Jennifer.hillhouse.org or 720-865-3158.
*CONTACT NORTH DENVER CORNERSTONE COLLABORATIVE THROUGH MAYOR’S OFFICE: Milehighmayor@denvergov.org or 720-865-9000
*Fill out online form to give your opinions by Feb.28:
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