SOS Denver Reply To Mayor and City Attorney

Mayor Michael Hancock posted this on his Face Book Page November 7:

“Let me set the record straight about the future of Park Hill Golf Course. The easement on the property states the property can only be a golf course – not open space – and the settlement reached with the property owner means that easement remains in place. I want the community to guide the future use of the property, and the settlement ensures this.”

“You should have the facts. Here they are.

https://www.denvergov.org/…/Park_Hill_Golf_Course_FAQ_amend…

Here is the SOS Denver response mailed to the City:
Read the entire letter here or by pressing the letter image

Open Space advocates claim new state law makes Park Hill Golf Course land off-limits to commercial, residential development

October 21, 2019

Open Space advocates claim new state law makes Park Hill Golf Course land off- limits to commercial, residential development.

Please see the following letter to City Council which includes a statement by Jessica E. Jay. Jessica E Jay has been practicing land conservation law for 21 years. She represents landowners and easement holders including statewide, regional and local land trusts.

Please see the entire letter here

Request To City Attorney To Provide Opinion To Council

On October 22 2019 Council Women Candi CdeBaca and Deborah Otega requested from the City Attorney Kristin Bronson that she  provide City Council with an opinion letter regarding the power of the City and Westside to terminate, release, extinguish, or abandon the conservation easement in whole or in part and the legal and/or administrative role of City Council in connection with any such action regarding the conservation easement. Council needs this legal input for reasons including the fact that their constituents have expressed strong interest in the conservation easement and the fact that issues could soon arise regarding the Park Hill Golf Course land in connection with the Large Development Review process of the Community Planning and Development Department.

Please see the full letter here.