Denver City Council approves rezoning for 5-story homeless youth center

Rendering of proposed five-story homeless center for youth in Denver. (Shopworks Architecture)

DENVER — The Denver City Council this week approved a five-story youth homeless center to be built near near South Broadway.

The council approved rezoning to allow the organization Urban Peak to build onto its existing one-story shelter that will include transitional housing and three floors of apartments.

The planned new building at 1630 S. Acoma St. in the Overland neighborhood but near the Platt Park residential neighborhood will include 40 shelter beds and up to 60 units of permanent supportive housing.

The city council unanimously approved the rezoning for the project on Monday night despite opposition from the Platt Park People’s Association, saying the building was too tall for the neighborhood.