2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 07:36:23 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Lowry Air Force Base (CO) landfill
Open space or development for a Denver neighborhood?

by Bazi Kanani
KUSA TV-9 News (Denver, CO)
January 26, 2010

DENVER - The Denver City Council braced for a long night Monday as people for and against a proposal to redevelop part of the Lowry neighborhood packed into the meeting room. The council members are scheduled to vote on whether to rezone some contaminated open space to allow for new housing and stores.

The land in question is on 80 acres that was used as a landfill by the former Lowry Air Force Base. It's located just north of Alameda Avenue between Yosemite and Dayton, right next to the CommonGround Golf Course.

According to councilmember Marcia Johnson, the original plan was for the golf course to take over the land, but because the Air Force didn't completely cap the contaminated land, it can't be irrigated. The city and state didn't want the land because they didn't want to assume the liability costs. So the Air Force essentially gave it away to a private development company called IRG that was willing to take on those costs.


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Lenny Siegel
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