Dozens of people spoke out against the city's plans, but the proposals got crucial approvals from council Tuesday.
The city of Denver is set to sign a major contract for the construction of a $57 million, mile-long project through the Cole and Clayton neighborhoods.
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.
The cut is a crucial part of a flood-control system that will keep water from flooding north toward the National Western, I-70 and other low-lying areas.
Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore’s husband works for Parks and Rec, so should she have voted on the golf course contracts?
Councilman Rafael Espinoza sought a delay in approving the contracts, but his motion failed 6-7, with Gilmore casting one of the no votes.
Saunders Construction is expected to lead the first wave of the National Western Center redevelopment in Elyria-Swansea.
CDOT director Shailen Bhatt told I-70 opponents that it's "the American process" to sue, and they have taken him up on that challenge.
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.
"For them to try to say they’re solving our flooding -- I mean, my God, I'll take the floods before the highway," one neighborhood leader said.
"The fact that they're fighting this should raise concerns with the public," Denver Councilman Rafael Espinoza said.
Opponents of the Platte to Park Hill stormwater project worry Denver will slip the work into on-call contracts
This isn't the first time on-call contracts have been the subject of discussion at Denver City Council.
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.
The park is being reconfigured as part of a major drainage project in northeast Denver.
The city of Denver is getting sued over its plans to run a major drainage project through northeast Denver and specifically to use city-owned golf courses for detention.