The City is building a 13 acre, 5 million dollar, Regional Attraction without a vote by Denver’s citizens. According to their plan, City Loop will be “one of Denver’s most vibrant civic spaces” with hundreds of families, week-in and week-out, year-round. It will include staffed kiosks, comfort stations, and food trucks. And it will be funded by corporate sponsors, not a bond issue. So we have no voice.
What about the Rec Center on Colfax?
The Recreation Center to be built at the former Church in the City at Colfax and Josephine was approved by voters in 2007. While Mayor Hancock’s Department of Parks and Recreation has poured their energy into City Loop, which has never been voted on by anyone – City Council or citizens – the Recreation Center project has gone nowhere. Why?