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Statement by the Great Outdoors Colorado Board of Trustees regarding Lyons’ Change of Use Proposal

Friday, February 27, 2015 -- GOCO
February 27, 2015

DENVER – The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board of Trustees today issued the following statement in regard to the Town of Lyons’ Change of Use proposal for Bohn Park:


“The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board will support the will of the people of Lyons as expressed in the March 24 referendum on the proposal to use a portion of Bohn Park to replace affordable housing lost in the September 2013 flood.


GOCO policy and the 1996 grant contract in which GOCO provided funding to help the town acquire the park allows for a modification of use if certain criteria are met.


If the public votes in favor of the proposal, the Board will vote in April on a modification agreement that will be contingent upon the Town of Lyons replacement of the portion of Bohn Park used for affordable housing (approximately seven acres of the 28.5-acre park) with public park property of at least two times the value of the portion used within 18 months, or by Aug. 26, 2016."