August 27, 2006
Kristina Allevato relaxes with her best friend, Jazz, on the deck outside her Westland Mobile Home Park home. Allevato has lived in the trailer park for 16 years. She and other Westland home owners are receiving thousands of dollars in compensation for being forced out of the neighborhood.
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Westland residents to vacate mobile home park by Sept. 26
Next month, the party officially ends for Kleiman and the other 100 or so residents of Westland Mobile Home Park. To make way for Riverwalk, a residential and commercial development that could break ground in March 2007, Westland residents must vacate by Sept. 26. The neighborhood covers more than two blocks of Yampa Street. Residents were first notified of future development in April 2003, when Riverwalk Steamboat LLC, managed by Jim Cook, began proceedings to purchase the more than 2-acre site.