DENVER -- The new title of the Denver neighborhood that for now is named after a former mayor who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan is narrowed to four choices: Central Park, Mosley, Skyview or Concourse.
The Stapleton name has been under scrutiny for decades, dating back to when the bustling borough of homes and businesses was still the site of the city’s airport. The airport was named for five-term Denver Mayor Benjamin Stapleton. Property owners in Stapleton voted against a name change in 2019, but under the spotlight brought on by Black Lives Matter protests this spring, the neighborhood association’s board announced in June that Stapleton would be renamed this year.
An 11-member advisory board trimmed a batch of more than 330 suggestions to nine finalists earlier this month. The first round of online voting — open to any adult who rents or owns a residence in the neighborhood, but not to business owners– cut that to the final four.
On Monday, Stapleton United Neighbors (or SUN), the registered neighborhood organization that is handling certifying and tabulating the votes, announced on its Facebook page that round two ballots are now open.
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