“The plaintiffs have not deterred us,” the nonprofit that would manage the camp said in a statement. “Instead, the plaintiffs have lit a fire underneath us.”
The Park Hill site will have 33 tents instead of the 45 announced in April in response to feedback from the affluent neighborhood.
The company will ask the city to rezone the property between Larimer and Lawrence streets, and 26th and 27th streets for future redevelopment.
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 private college chain plans to cease operations on 25 acres in South Park Hill this summer.
The nonprofit, which paid $1.18 million a decade ago, expects the eventual buyer to redevelop the property.
News that a nonprofit planned to sell two-thirds of the LoHi garden prompted a backlash but it sold the property for $1.2 million anyway.
Public agencies have been leading redevelopment of the area. But a pair of Denver real estate firms have found their way in.
The Urban Land Conservancy, which develops affordable housing, acquired two parcels adding up to 7,010 square feet, or 0.16 acres.
The Denver Police Activities League, which built its headquarters in 2010, no longer runs youth sports leagues and has no police officers on staff.