The Dayton-Emporia street connection between Stapleton and northwest Aurora has opened. It is the fourth of four street connections between Denver and Aurora stipulated in a 2006 intergovernmental agreement (IGA) that carried out the Green Book vision of reconnecting the former airport property to surrounding neighborhoods. It opened a few months late due to protracted negotiations between Aurora and the Dayton Industrial Park property owner regarding vehicular and pedestrian access. Agreement on a retaining wall, fencing and curb cuts helped Aurora avoid the need to condemn any land for the project. That 2006 IGA contemplates a fifth street connection near Oswego Street when development of the farthest east portion of Stapleton (Moline to Peoria) occurs. Dayton-Emporia allows on-street parking to serve the adjacent park and ballfield and could help with overflow parking from Stanley Marketplace.