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.
Plus, the site that was an early front-runner to host the first sanctioned campsite is now on hold.
Cole Chandler, a nonprofit director working with the city, said he hopes to find three more locations, each for 50 tents and 60 people.
“We would like to have our administrative facility right next door to an operating club,” a nonprofit staffer told a council committee.
It will combine income-restricted apartments with two floors of “recuperative care” beds.
The state’s ski resorts have been closed since March 15.
“The primary mission of the post is to assist vets,” the commander of Post 2461 said. “Our mission will continue with or without an actual building.”
“What we’re set up to do is to act as a nonprofit support organization for new parks and improved park amenities,” said co-founder Frank Rowe. “Our vision is to acquire land for new parks in high-density and high-need neighborhoods. We’ll also work on providing ‘gap funding’ for projects within parks.”