Denver Pushes Projects to Fuel Economy

In an effort to revitalize the local economy, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has announced a plan to fast-track more than 200 construction projects in the city.

"Hickenlooper said the city will complete the more than 200 projects that were approved last year as part of the "Better Denver" bond issues in four years instead of five, as originally planned."

"The projects - which include the construction of three libraries, a police crime lab and an animal shelter; the widening of Federal Boulevard; and renovations to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Boettcher Concert Hall - are expected to cost about $700 million in public and private funds."

"Because work on the projects is already one year - and about $100 million - along, Hickenlooper said speeding up their completion will put $200 million per year into the economy over the next three years, as opposed to $150 million per year over the next four."

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