Denver acts to preserve Coors Field mountain view
August 4, 2009
DENVER – The Denver City Council has voted to protect the view of the Colorado Rockies mountain range for Colorado Rockies baseball fans.
The council gave preliminary approval Monday to an 86-foot height limit for new buildings northwest of Coors Field, the team’s home park.
That would preserve the view of the mountains from the stadium, at least on clear days.
Focus Property Group had planned a 146-foot building northwest of the stadium. Company lawyer David Foster had asked the council to delay the vote so Focus could negotiate a sale of the land to the Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District, which owns the ballpark.
Earlier talks failed.
The district bought other nearby property after the owners objected to similar height limits.