SOS Denver Reply To Mayor and City Attorney

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Mayor Michael Hancock posted this on his Face Book Page Nov 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 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

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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

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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.

Denver residents take a stand on Park Hill Golf Course as green space dwindles citywide

Former Mayor Wellington Webb suspects a “gentlemen’s agreement” to develop land

Now defunct Park Hill Golf Club in Denver, pictured July 31, 2019, slated for development. Andy Cross, The Denver Post

By BRUCE FINLEY | bfinley@denverpost.com | The Denver Post
August 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

While Denver was hosting urban planners from 18 nations recently for a conference on green space, residents were launching a campaign to preserve 155 acres of open space at the Park Hill Golf Course, which was sold to a developer last month.

These Save Open Space Denver advocates say they’re fighting to ensure breathing room amid a citywide thickening of traffic, jam-packed apartments and rising heat. They’re focusing on the Park Hill land as a last relatively inexpensive chance to move toward a balance between nature and development that city leaders traditionally aspired to in the goal of making Denver “a city within a park.”

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