Judge rules in favor of Denver over park neighbors in DPS land swap case

By Joe Vaccarelli
YourHub Reporter for The Denver Post

A cyclist crosses a bridge over Cherry Creek along a bike path in Hentzell Park near Hampden Ave in Denver on June 01, 2013. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)

A Denver District Court judge has ruled in favor of the City and County of Denver in a lawsuit filed by the Friends of Denver Parks over land that the city traded with Denver Public Schools in southeast Denver.

The lawsuit stems from a land swap where the city exchanged 11.5 acres at Hampden Heights Open Space near the intersection of Havana Street and Girard Avenue with Denver Public Schools, which gave the city a building at 1330 Fox St. Denver also gave DPS approximately $705,000 in the deal. The city plans to convert the building into a service center for domestic violence, while construction on the future Hampden Heights Elementary School began in January. Denver City Council approved the deal on April 1, 2013.

Read more of the article by going to http://www.denverpost.com/denver/ci_25709749/judge-rules-favor-denver-over-park-neighbors-dps

Friends of Denver Parks maintains a library of past articles, both written and audio at NEWSLINKS AND ARTICLES

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