Bid farewell to the Confluence Park eyesore, eventually

CHLOE

Work will finally resume on Confluence Park after a hiatus of more than a year, the Denver Post reports.

The original $4.2 million project broke ground in March 2015, but encountered repeated obstacles during construction. The most substantial: a cache of coal tar buried in the Platte’s west bank.

A new plan is ready, according to the Post, but it will require additional funding for environmental safeguards. It’s unclear how much more it will cost, but the Parks Department reportedly has acquired “significantly” more funding and is awaiting city approval.

City officials hope to break ground in late summer and complete the new, more complicated design by fall 2017, the Post reports.

Multimedia business & healthcare reporter Chloe Aiello can be reached via email at caiello@denverite.com or twitter.com/chlobo_ilo.

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