Bellevue-Hale Neighborhood Association

Denver Colorado East Central

Flood Mitigation Study and Possible Changes to Hale Pkway and Lindsley Park

The City and County of Denver and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District are studying flood and stormwater management in the Upper Montclair Basin.  A range of stormwater management strategies were suggested by local residents and business owners during the public meetings held in February and March of 2017. The next public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th from 5:30-7:00 pm at 1460 Leyden Street at the Art Gym.  At this meeting the presentations will focus on Hale Parkway, 16th Avenue and other green infrastructure solutions, which in our case would be Lindsley Park.

It is important that we have a substantial turnout from Bellevue-Hale to allow the planners to hear our concerns about their plans to possibly reconfigure Hale Parkway for flood mitigation purposes, which might include reducing traffic lanes to one lane in each direction, and which might involve widening the present median green space and putting a ditch or arroyo down the middle of it (and what the implications would be with regard to the existing tree canopy) ... also how that would affect pedestrian traffic and safety for those attempting to cross Hale Parkway.  The other concern might be the proposal to use all or part of the green space on the west edge of Lindsley Park for a water retention area, which would effectively eliminate any of the current uses of that section of the park. 

Hope you all plan on attending this important meeting.

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