Federal judge rejects request to halt Denver's 'Platte to Park Hill' stormwater project

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - U.S. District Judge William Martinez on Thursday denied and dismissed a request to halt Denver’s work on $300 million worth of stormwater projects, including changes to City Park Golf Course. 

The projects are collectively referred to as the “Platte to Park Hill” stormwater project. 

The plaintiffs — developer Kyle Zeppelin and community activists — had argued the city was doing the projects solely to benefit the Colorado Department of Transportation’s $1.2 billion expansion project on Interstate 70 nearby — known as "Central 70."

But Martinez said in his ruling that he wasn’t convinced the city would abandon or scale back the Platte to Park Hill projects if CDOT withdrew its financial support for them, and therefore the court had no jurisdiction to halt construction on the stormwater work.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/2zx8EgL

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