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Dedicated Eminent Domain and Real Estate Representation

Active Projects

Below is a list of active projects throughout Colorado that may require the use of condemnation (eminent domain) to acquire private property. The list is organized by entity or the potential condemning authority. This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of active projects or eminent domain takings in Colorado. Further, Alderman Bernstein may represent entities involved in the projects listed below. Alderman Bernstein does not take a position on the legal merits of the projects listed below by posting this information.

If you have questions about eminent domain or the condemnation process, click the following link where Jody Alderman discusses when a government or private entity can take private property and outlines what that process might look like for you: Jody Alderman Discusses Eminent Domain

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Projects:

  • Curb Ramp & Pedestrian Improvements – Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, and Jefferson County
  • I-25 South Gap Project – Castle Rock to Monument
    • Background: CDOT project on the 18-mile South Gap project to improve safety and travel reliability began in September 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022
    • Timeline: Project to be completed by November 2022
    • Website: https://www.codot.gov/projects/i25-south-gap
  • I-70 & Ward Road Improvements – Wheat Ridge
  • US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon Safety Improvements – Gunnison County
    • Background: CDOT project to improve safety on US Highway 50 through the Little Blue Creek Canyon
    • Timeline: TBD
    • Website: https://www.us50info.com/
  • ADA Ramp Upgrades – Pueblo Metro Area
  • CO 12 Southern Mountain Loop Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study – Las Animas and Huerfano Counties
  • Santa Fe Drive Planning & Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study – Arapahoe County, Denver County, and Douglas County
    • Background: CDOT is conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study to identify transportation improvements on Santa Fe Dr. (US Highway 85)
    • Timeline: TBD
    • Website: https://www.codot.gov/projects/santafepel
  • US 34 at 35th & 47th Avenues Interchanges Design Study – Greeley

Aerotropolis Regional Transportation Authority (ARTA):

  • ARTA will oversee regional transportation improvements needed to improve access across Aurora and Adams County including additional connections from I-70 to Denver International Airport, new interchanges on E-470, and several critical arteries throughout the district.
  • Website: https://aerotropolisrta.org/

County Projects:

  • Adams County
    • 62nd Avenue Improvement from Pecos St. to Washington St. – North Washington
      • Background: As part of the Capital Improvement Project (CIP), Adams County plans to improve 62nd Parkway and 62nd Avenue between Pecos St. and Washington Street
      • Timeline: July 2020 to December 2023
      • Website: https://www.adcogov.org/62nd-avenue-pecos-washington
    • ADA Five Areas Project – North Washington
      • Background: As part of the Capital Improvement Project (CIP), Adams County will improve curbs, gutters, and sidewalks in the following areas:
        • Area 1: E. 68th Ave. – Washington St. to York St.
        • Area 2: E. 66th Ave. – Washington St. to York St.
        • Area 3: Steele St. – Niver Creek Tr. to E. 86th Ave.
        • Area 4: E. 56th Ave. – Lincoln St. to Washington St.
        • Area 5: E. 55th Ave. – Lincoln St. to Washington St.
      • Timeline: Completion by 2024
      • Website: https://www.adcogov.org/ada-five-areas-project
    • Berkeley Gardens Neighborhood Improvements
    • Dahlia Street Project – Henderson
      • Background: As part of the Capital Improvement Project (CIP), Adams County will widen and reconstruct Dahlia St. to three lanes, add bicycle lanes, install curbs and gutters, sidewalks, and ADA ramps/li>
      • Timeline: Construction to begin summer 2021
      • Website: https://www.adcogov.org/dahlia-street-project
    • 58th Ave. from Washington St. to York St. – North Washington
    • 73rd Ave: Washington St. to York St. Study with Preliminary Design – Welby
    • Goat Hill Drainage and Roadway Improvements – Berkley
      • Adams County is analyzing the following intersections to improve safety, mobility, and pedestrian access:
        • Irving St from W 67th Ave to Creekside Dr
        • Hooker St from W 67th Ave to W 68th Ave
        • Grove St from W 67th Ave to W 68th Ave
        • Green Ct from W 67th Ave to W 68th Ave
        • W 68th Ave from Julian St to Hooker St
        • W 67th Ave from Irving St to Federal Blvd
      • Background: CDOT project to modernize and improve Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to I-70
      • Timeline: Design to be completed by August 2021
      • Website: https://www.adcogov.org/goat-hill-drainage-and-roadway-improvements
    • Pecos St. Project – Berkley
    • Steele Street Project – Welby
    • York Street Phase II Project – E. 78th Ave. to E. 88th Ave. – Welby
    • York Street Phase III – E. 58th Ave. to SH 224
  • Arapahoe County
    • Iliff Avenue Corridor Improvements – between Quebec Street and Parker Road
    • Inverness Drive West Bikeway – Centennial
    • Yale Avenue/Holly Street/Highline Canal Intersection Improvements Preliminary Design
  • Jefferson County
    • Alkire Street Improvements (S. Zang Court to W. Belleview Avenue) – Littleton
      • Background: This Jefferson County project will widen the east side of the roadway to allow two northbound lanes, left turn lanes, and a bicycle lane
      • Timeline: Construction to begin in 2021
      • Website: https://www.jeffco.us//Blog.aspx?IID=97
    • JC-73 Corridor Study (Buffalo Park Road to Plettner Lane) – Evergreen
      • Background: Jefferson County has identified JC-73 as needing improvements, especially bike and pedestrian infrastructure, shoulder, access to properties, businesses, and downtown Evergreen
      • Timeline: Completion by summer 2023
      • Website: https://www.jeffco.us/Blog.aspx?IID=100#item
    • South Kipling Parkway Roadway Improvement Project – Littleton
      • Background: Jefferson County plans to expand Kipling Parkway to six lanes between Fair Avenue and US 285, among other improvements
      • Timeline: Construction to begin 2022
      • Website: https://www.jeffco.us/Blog.aspx?IID=104

Municipality Projects

  • City of Fort Collins
    • Laporte Avenue Road and Bridge Improvements
    • Power Trail and Harmony Road Grade-Separated Crossing Project
      • Background: The City of Fort Collins is planning ways to improve safety and convenience for trail users, reduce the number of pedestrians and bicyclists that cross Harmony Road at grade, among other improvements
      • Timeline: TBD
      • Website: https://www.fcgov.com/engineering/powertrailcrossing
    • Power Trail/Mail Creek Trail Overpass Connection
    • Timberline Road Widening – Stetson Creek to Trilby
    • Timberline/Lincoln Intersection Improvements
      • Background: The City of Fort Collins plans on adding capacity for northbound left turns onto Lincoln and adding capacity for southbound left turns onto Mulberry
      • Timeline: Construction to begin in 2023
      • Website: https://www.fcgov.com/engineering/timberline-lincoln
    • Taft Hill – Horsetooth to Harmony
      • Background: The City of Fort Collins plans to improve Taft Hill Road from Horsetooth Road to Harmony Road, including expanding the road to a four-lane road
      • Timeline: Construction to begin in 2022
      • Website: https://www.fcgov.com/engineering/taft-hill

Utility Projects

  • Xcel Energy
    • Colorado’s Power Pathway – Front Range to north central, eastern, and southern Colorado
    • Northern Colorado Area Plan – Weld County
      • Background: Xcel is proposing to replace an existing 44 kilovolt (kV) transmission infrastructure with new, higher-voltage power lines. The project will also require two new substations and improvements to two existing substations.
      • Timeline: TBD
      • Website: https://www.xcelenergynortherncoloradoareaplan.com/index.html
  • Black Hills Energy
    • North Penrose Substation – Penrose
      • Background: Black Hills Energy plan to build the North Penrose Substation at 19 K St.
      • Timeline: TBD
  • Northern Water
    • Northern Integrated Supply Project
      • Background: The Northern Integrated Supply Project will bring two new reservoirs and 40,000 acre-feet of additional water supply to Northern Colorado
      • Timeline: Project to be completed by 2028
      • Website: https://www.northernwater.org/NISP/about

Do You Have Questions About Eminent Domain or the Condemnation Process?

Jody Alderman discusses when a government or private entity can take private property and outlines what that process looks like:

Jody Alderman Discusses Eminent Domain and Condemnation

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