DENVER -- Homeless men who board buses outside the Denver Rescue Mission for transport to the city’s overflow shelter soon won’t have to travel as far.
City plans disclosed this week call for a switch by January to a warehouse building that the city is buying near Seventh Avenue and Alcott Street in west Denver, minutes from downtown. Later in the year, a women’s overflow shelter may open at the opposite end of the building.
The pending $4.1 million purchase is for a 28,000-square-foot building, which also would accommodate growing city storage needs in the rest of the space. It could provide a more permanent solution to the need for overflow shelter space to supplement the city’s nonprofit shelters, particularly on cold nights.