Redevelopment agency pushes for privatization of cleanup
The Lowry Redevelopment Authority wants to take over environmental cleanup at Lowry from the U.S. Air Force in hopes of speeding up the build-out of the new Denver neighborhood.
Bureaucratic delays, budget cuts and management changes at the Air Force have stalled cleanup efforts and construction of key amenities that many residents expected to be in place by now, including a neighborhood grocery store.
"I purchased my townhouse in November of 1999 after signing the contract in April. One of the things they sell you on is that there's going to be a huge park and that there's going to be a town center -- and I haven't seen any of that," said David Yun, a resident of Lowry.
"Right now I shop at King Soopers on Leetsdale and Monaco. It's not that far away, but they talked about the community environment and how you could walk to these things."
The Air …