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Denver City Council approves plan to acquire land for Platte to Park Hill project – The Denver Post

The Denver City Council on Tuesday night voted to pursue acquiring property at Park Hill Golf Course for the Platte to Park Hill stormwater systems project.

The motion, which passed 7-4, moves that portion of the project forward. It includes controversies surrounding the fate of the course after a portion of it would be dedicated to water retention — whether it will remain a golf course, be converted to open space or be developed.

A vote on the $78 million design and construction contract to Sema Construction Inc. for the 39th Avenue greenway and the Park Hill retention projects passed about 11 p.m. by a vote of 8-3. The mile-long greenway will run along 39th from Franklin to Steel streets. It should take about three years to complete.

The final vote on the controversial measures was delayed last month, in part over lingering questions about the projects, which are part of a $298 million program.

Last month, the land acquisition received an 8-5 vote on first reading after disagreement over its wording. The city had proposed a full purchase of the golf course but pivoted to pursuing easements after lease complications arose with the course’s operator.

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