CASTLE PINES NORTH — The City Council late Tuesday declared blighted more than 3,000 acres of prime land for a new development despite concerns from residents that the process was rushed.
On Tuesday, a new law kicks in that, with a few exceptions, prevents local governments from using urban-renewal authority to declare agricultural land blighted.
Empty farm land blighted? Really. Coincidentally the city government made this declaration just days before it would become illegal for them to do it.