Brett, it may have been sped up by the issue you mentioned, but Sue just told me a few days ago (also heard it from Martha Tableman, open space commission) that it's looking like next year now. (awsem)
What a pain. I sure as hell hope it isn't going to sit there like it is for long, the last thing we need is one less way to avoid the gaper douchebags on the weekends. (I understand why we can't kick their asses off the frontage road, but I sure don't like it)
Discover Denver, stay there!