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Topic: Downtown Denver/Larimer Street Historic Brownfields Sites Tour

Speaker: Fonda Apostolopoulos, P.E., Brownfields Coordinator, CDPHE

Time: Tuesday, September 15, 11:45am-1:00pm

Location: Virtual Webinar (registration link is below)

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CEMS September 2020 Presentation Notes – Downtown Denver Historic Virtual Tour


Registration: Webinar details and links below

This will be a Historic tour of Downtown Denver going through how Larimer St. was built in 1860’s, to the fire in the 1900’s, to Downtown Denver’s becoming an undesirable place to live. A turning point was Dana Crawford’s forming Larimer Square in 1965, saving it from the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, and saving the 1400 block of Larimer Street.  From there Mr. Apostolopoulos will talk about what transpired in the last 40 years to get to where Denver is today.  Fonda will discuss key Brownfield investments and how downtown Denver went from being deserted at night and weekends to the vibrant Downtown cultural hub it is today; a thriving downtown with jobs, restaurants, and entertainment.

Fonda Apostolopoulos has worked at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the past 27 years and is the Colorado Voluntary Cleanup Program coordinator.

Fonda has experience working in everything from radiological contaminated sites, to cleaning up smelter and mining sites, volatile organic contaminated groundwater, to solid wastes sites.  On top of his duties in the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCUP) coordinator, where he has reviewed and assisted in cleaning up over 700 sites, he is the project manager for three Superfund sites.  His work in VCUP included the remediation of vast swaths of downtown Denver in the past 25 years and Fonda has worked with the Denver Urban Renewal Authority to help achieve some of their goals.

Please register here using this Registration Link.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing detailed information about joining the webinar.  If you lose your registration or confirmation, or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact CEMS via email admin@coems.org.