Dozens of people spoke out against the city's plans, but the proposals got crucial approvals from council Tuesday.
Denver officials thought they had a deal, but now it's hit a major snag. The city may turn to eminent domain to seize part of the course for flood control.
Contracts to reconfigure City Park Golf Course are likely to be approved Aug. 14. A lawsuit to stop the project goes to trial Aug. 21.
After a nine-month selection process, park officials have a recommendation for Denver City Council as to who should lead City Park Golf Course's redesign.
The city argued that the court didn't have subject matter jurisdiction because the claims were not "ripe." A Denver District Court judge didn't buy that.