Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

VASQUEZ BOULEVARD AND I-70
DENVER, CO

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The residential soils (OU1) segment of the site remains in residential use. There are about 4,500 residential properties and 10 schools in the site area. Local residents and visitors continue to use seven parks within the site boundaries for recreation. The former Omaha & Grant Smelter location (OU2) is today the location of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, Pepsi Bottling Company, Denver Coliseum, various other commercial and industrial businesses, as well as the Globeville Landing Park. At OU2, the city of Denver, with EPA oversight, is conducting cleanup activities to remove waste material from underneath the Denver Coliseum parking lot and create an open drainage basin to help with stormwater management. Globeville Landing Park will also be redesigned and enhanced by this effort. The former Argo Smelter location (OU3) remains an industrial and commercial area nearly entirely paved and heavily impacted by Interstate 70, Interstate 25 and connecting roadways.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2016, EPA had data on 44 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 947 people and generated an estimated $140,521,042 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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