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Angels Knoll Park Still Coming Soon

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, July 24, 2008, at 07:42PM
Angels Knoll Park Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Angels Knoll Park may not yet be open for people, but pigeons have found it quite the place to hang out.

When the redone Lower Angels Knoll Park got a delivery of greenery on June 24th, it seemed possible the park might just made its promised June 30th opening date.

One month later, a few more plants have made their way into the ground, but there's no sign that opening the park to the public is much of a priority.

The project has been a long time coming. First conceived by the Council District 9 office in 1998, the project was largely funded out of the 2001 Metro Call for Projects, where CRA received $440,000. Additionally, $110,000 came out of the city's Proposition C funds and $192,000 out of Bunker Hill Tax Increment / Bond Proceeds.

Once the funds were lined up and a design was completed, an RFP on construction was put out in September of 2006. In December, the CRA awarded Thomsen Landscape -- the only bidder -- with the construction job.

Work on the site commenced in the first quarter of 2007, and has progressed very slowly. In May, Assistant Project Manager Sharon Gi told Curbed that the park would be open June 30th. A call this afternoon to ask about a new opening date was not returned in time for this story.

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