DENVER (CBS4)– The developer who bought the Park Hill Golf Course property hopes to make a deal with the City of Denver to develop the space. A new state law went into effect in June that could make that deal more difficult to finalize.

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The former owner, Clayton Early Learning, entered into a conservation easement with the City of Denver to keep the land a golf course. Klein thinks the city will cancel the agreement if Westside Investment Partners can bring forward a strong enough project.

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The new law places restrictions on what can be done on outdoor space like the golf course.

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Open space advocates believe that under the new law, which states the conversion easement cannot be terminated without a court’s okay, the Park Hill Golf Course is off limits.

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“This amended law clearly applies to this land,” said Woody Garnsey with Save Open Space Denver.

Thousands of people have already signed an online petition to uphold the conservation easement.

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Westside Investment Partners has also been involved in other controversial projects that later found consensus with the community like Loretto Heights in Southwest Denver.

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