A project that will transform a popular Denver amusement park into a mixed-housing and retail neighborhood has moved an important step forward.
Members of the Denver City Council have given their unanimous approval to a proposal calling for the rezoning of the current Elitch Gardens site in downtown Denver.
The rezoning will allow the owner of the site, Denver-based Revesco Properties, to develop a visionary new neighborhood for Denver, complete with housing, offices, retail space, green space, and even schools.
The new zoning allows for a wider diversion of density, height, and uses at the site.
What is being called the River Mile could eventually provide housing for more than 16,000 people and is expected to take up to 25 years to fully build out.
Revesco purchased the 62-acre site in 2015.
Elitch Gardens, which is open usually from May to December and offers more than fifty rides and half a dozen roller coasters, is expected to remain operational for at least another season before work on the River Mile starts.
By Garry Boulard
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