Sal Carpio gave Denver neighborhoods more of a voice — now he’ll get a park named after him

Carpio wrote the Registered Neighborhood Notification Ordinance in 1976, which gave neighborhoods an official voice in land use decisions and allowed registered neighborhood organizations to play the role that they do today. He also added significant park land to Denver, including securing the money to buy the land that became Northside Park. He helped redevelop the Central Platte Valley, once a mash of railroad lines and today the offices and residences around Union Station.

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THE “FINANCES” OF THE PROPOSED DENVER / CLAYTON CONTRACT REGARDING PARK HILL GOLF COURSE

THE PROPOSED CONTRACT ALLOCATES NO VALUE TO DENVER’S DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS, AND INSTEAD SIMPLY GIVES AWAY THIS VALUABLE PROPERTY INTEREST OWNED BY THE TAXPAYERS OF DENVER.

The amount of value being given away is staggering – over $20 million!
The citizens of Denver are entitled to the increase in value of the development rights that have occurred between 1997 and 2017

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Activists fear city, nonprofit working to replace golf with development and flood control in Park Hill

The city originally acted as the trustee for the assets left behind when George Clayton died in 1899. The golf course previously was agricultural and dairy land, and the government managed it as a city golf course starting in 1932. Until 1982, the city itself owned the golf course land. Then it gave the deed over to the George W. Clayton Trust.

City Council members in the late 1980s considered trying to buy the land back from Clayton. Instead, the city paid Clayton for a promise not to develop the land.

In exchange for $2 million, Clayton agreed in 1997 to a “conservation easement,” which says the land can’t be used for anything but golf and related activities.

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Platte To Park Hill Forum Video and Documents

On Saturday, September 9, 2017,  INC sponsored a forum to discuss the PLATTE TO PARKHILL STORMWATER DIVERSION AND THE 1-70 EXPANSION.  At the close of the meeting, a resolution was put forth to the delegates which passed. See the video of the entire forum here

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Neighbors fight to save trees ahead of trial involving Denver’s City Park Golf Course

Denver City Council is set to vote on contracts related to a controversial drainage project at the golf course. The work involves a stormwater drainage project and course redesign.

The proposed contracts are on the agenda for Monday, August 14, after the vote was delayed by a week. Councilman Rafael Espinoza requested the delay and sent a letter to Mayor Michael Hancock Friday morning asking him to deny the contracts.
In addition to the video interview by Channel 9, this article also contains a ethics complaint against CW Stacie Gilmore and videos of the LUDI committee and the discussion for a postponement of the contracts surrounding the Park demolition.

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More Interest Park Hill Golf Course

Currently, the land is restricted by city zoning to use as a golf course or open space, Brantley said. That means that any private developer would have to go through a fairly complex and risky process to get anything else done.

The city, meanwhile, already has a legal relationship with Clayton because of the way the Clayton Trust is structured. The city originally acted as the trustee for the assets left behind when George Clayton died in 1899. The golf course previously was agricultural and dairy land, and the government later managed it as a city golf course starting in 1932.

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