INC ISSUES RESOLUTION REQUESTING A HALT TO THE PLANNED I-70 EXPANSION
UNTIL HEALTH ISSUES ARE ELIMINATED
DENVER – On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Denver’s Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation/INC held a public forum to discuss CDOT’s planned expansion of I-70 through the neighborhoods of Elyria and Swansea, and the City of Denver’s related Platte to Park Hill Storm Water Project. About 100 people attended the event.
INC’s goal was to provide an opportunity to have a serious open discussion about these two very complicated and controversial projects as well as ask hard questions that many feel have not been answered.
The panelists included: Dennis Royer, PE; Bill DeGroot, PE, F.ASCE, Albert Melcher, MS civil engineer; John VanSciver, PE; Patty Ortiz,PE, PMP Andrea Gelfuso, Esq, and Kyle Zeppelin, developer.
Although INC invited representatives from the City of Denver and CDOT to participate, they declined. Because many of the concerns and questions need to also be answered by the City and CDOT, INC has requested Denver and CDOT officials provide answers and when received, INC believes this further input will help satisfy expressed concerns, especially about health impacts.
As a result of the forum, delegates (members) from INC passed the following Resolution:
INC neighborhoods oppose the proposed expansion of I70 because it increases the health impacts on our neighborhoods and we call on Governor Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock to halt the project until all health impacts have been eliminated.
The Resolution passed by an overwhelming majority vote. This Resolution has been sent to the Governor, Denver’s Mayor, members of Denver City Council, and CDOT officials.
Link to I-70 Forum Video: https://youtu.be/-3AXBTr3cBs