Stapleton’s new neighborhood name comes down to two choices: Central Park or Skyview

The final round of voting for the new neighborhood name starts and ends this week. The winner will be announced on Saturday.

Denver's Stapleton neighborhood may drop its name after ongoing anti-racism demonstrations in Denver. The neighborhood shares its name with former Denver Mayor Benjamin Stapleton, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Discussions about the change have been going on for years.

Denver's Stapleton neighborhood may drop its name after ongoing anti-racism demonstrations in Denver. The neighborhood shares its name with former Denver Mayor Benjamin Stapleton, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Discussions about the change have been going on for years.

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Stapleton’s new neighborhood name will be Central Park or Skyview.

Those were the top two choices after voting last week, according to results posted online by Stapleton United Neighbors, which has been tasked with finding a new name for the neighborhood. The results did not include a breakdown of votes for each name.

The names were narrowed down after weeks of voting by neighborhood residents and property owners. The process started earlier this month when 331 names were considered and narrowed down by a group tasked with creating a shortlist of names.

The two name suggestions eliminated last week were Concourse and Mosley, after John Mosley, a Tuskegee Airman from Denver who attended Manual High School, and his family. Central Park comes from the neighborhood’s eponymous park, while Skyview comes from the natural beauty surrounding the neighborhood.

SUN, the registered neighborhood association, was chosen by Stapleton’s Master Community Association community delegates, which represent different parts of the northeast Denver neighborhood, to work with the MCA to come up with a new name. Those delegates voted last month to change the neighborhood’s name due to its ties to a former Denver mayor who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Voting started on Sunday. Eligible voters will be allowed to cast their vote for a new name until Thursday at 2 p.m.

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