Now, the project is stalled because of an unexpectedenvironmental problem.

Council president Elbra Wedgeworth, who worked closely with Webblast year and continues to do so under Mayor John Hickenlooper'sadministration, says she will sponsor a neighborhood meeting todiscuss future housing development possibilities at the DahliaShopping Center.

During the past two years, the City and County of Denver, theDenver Urban Renewal Authority, the development community, thecenter's owners, existing retailers and the neighborhood haveworked to design a comprehensive plan to create more full-time jobopportunities, attract a grocery store and preserve exitingaffordable housing and a health clinic. The proposed $32.5-millioneffort to redevelop the Dahlia Shopping Center will not proceedbecause of a recent environmental report which indicates there is alandfill underneath the site.

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