A soccer field in the Denver neighborhood of West Colfax may soon see construction of a new headquarters for the always-busy Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver.
The nonprofit organization wants to build the new proposed two-story structure near its Arthur E. Johnson Boys & Girls Club in the 3300 block of W. 16th Avenue in a neighborhood made up mostly of multi-story apartment complexes.
By so doing, it will bring together both the administrative and activities segments of the organization in an area already designated as a transportation corridor.
In its mission, the group coordinates nearly two dozen individual local clubs and programs, as well as hosting a sleep-away camp held every summer.
According to city documents, the group says the new structure will additionally house “co-working and training space for community-serving organizations to connect, collaborate, and create positive impact.”
In order to begin construction on the site, the club is requesting a rezoning of the property, a request that has already won the approval of the city’s Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.
The matter is now on its way to the Denver City Council for a scheduled July 20 hearing.
The Denver club, like other chapters of the national Boys & Girls Club, offers a wide variety of voluntary after-school recreational activities and educational programs for children ranging from six to eighteen years of age.
By Garry Boulard
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