Residents of Denver neighborhood want to stop drug addiction clinic from moving in

Proposed drug addiction clinic at 17th and Gaylord in Denver

Proposed drug addiction clinic at 17th and Gaylord in Denver

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DENVER — People in one Denver neighborhood are letting officials know they do not want a proposed drug addiction center to move into their community.

The plane is to turn a now vacant building at East 17th Avenue and Gaylord Street into a treatment center that would help heroin addicts from 5:30 a.m. until early afternoon six days a week.

Neighbors met for the first time Thursday night to see what they can do to stop the clinic from moving in. The simple answer is ‘not very much.’

“They are permitted to use these facilities, it’s a use by right approach, I don’t think there’s much we can do on this one,” a neighbor said.

The residents are worried over what the center could mean for parking, crime and their property values.

The clinic’s operator released a statement admitting this response was not expected.

Some neighbors told FOX31 Denver News they will put their house on the market if the project goes through.

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