Eight hotels have housed those at high risk or positive for the virus since last spring. The program has been federally-funded so far and may be extended.
The auto repair shop and single-family homes previously on the 0.43-acre site at 1230 S. Pearl St. were demolished.
The program had been set to expire in October, but the city is extending it at least another year in an effort to rejuvenate business corridors.
A committee sent the proposal to the full City Council to vote on after two members dissented over the length of the contracts and number of providers.
Landlords would also be required to pay for inspections to get a license, which would be good for four years. Council members disagree over how to assess the fees.
Raymond Griffin started the eatery in 2010, and began franchising in 2014, but due to the pandemic said, “We don’t know when we’ll be selling franchises again.”
The city-owned course closed in October so a new irrigation system could be installed that uses non-potable water.
The city will allow outdoor drinking in certain areas in which people can carry alcohol from one establishment to another or anywhere in between.
The change would likely primarily affect non-residential developers because a bill working its way through the Senate would let cities require income-restricted units.
The owner of the lot at 25200 E. 68th Ave. said Sixt Rent a Car was paying about $60,000 a month before it bailed and is seeking $2.4 million in damages.