Police said they responded at about 8 a.m. to the scene near East 14th Avenue and Clinton Street. Two people were shot and one man died, according to police.
Police said based on the initial investigation the pedestrian appears to be at fault.
Police said no charges have been filed and it appears the man who died was at fault.
The new building will be close to a mirror image of Brent’s current Aurora location, with 17 similar apartments for patients and their families.
“I love the location of the property and it being a bridge between two communities that have physical barriers, psychological barriers and demographic barriers,” Shaker said of the project. “We believe (that) how you get people together is through culture — through art, music, food and dance.”
When built, the conference center will be just across the street from Children’s, University of Colorado Hospital, the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a new Veterans Affairs hospital set to open in 2017.
“We had somebody this year dump a full-size carpet out of a living room with all of the padding,” she said. “They dumped it in the middle of the alley so you couldn’t drive through it. When I called up the city’s code enforcement, they sent out a forklift to pick it up.”
Martinez said the project coming to fruition is still a few years out. If everything goes smoothly, and some other sources of funding come through as hoped, Martinez said the project could break ground in the spring of 2017 at the earliest.
The 56,000-square-foot mall has long been an important project for city officials, who hope it not only becomes a major cultural draw, but also sees a sprawling and high-profile building on bustling East Colfax Avenue converted back into something useful.