A pending lawsuit could interfere with the Regional Transportation District’s ability to issue debt for the FasTracks rail line. Three landowners filed a governmental immunity notice, which is a prerequisite to a lawsuit against a government agency.


The landowners in the path of the voter-approved West Corridor transit project claim that the transit agency wants their land not only for the rail line but for related commercial development.


“RTD wants to take away our homes and business so commercial developers can make big bucks,” one of the property owners, Kim Snyder, said in a prepared statement. Snyder and her husband, Galen Foster, say the RTD expects a developer to build a commercial parking garage next to a station that will take the site of their home and business in Lakewood.


RTD says it is taking the land only for the new Wadsworth rail station on the West Corridor line between downtown Denver and Golden.


Planning to join the suit are Brenda Perkovich, whose family auto parts business in Lakewood would close, and Steve Fesch, who hosts tailgate parties on his property south of the Denver Broncos’ Invesco Field. RTD says it needs Fesch’s land for drainage.

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