A new proposal would allow for development up to 12 floors in Globeville on the current site of The Big Wonderful.
Natanael Chavez, an employee there, told Denverite the 14-or-so people inside evacuated safely.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
The G Line has the same problematic crossing arm technology as the A Line, and that has delayed the opening of rail service to Arvada.
The system includes heat sensors and video detection that would trigger the sprinklers if there are signs of a fire.
How a Salvation Army homeless shelter became a potential deathtrap in Denver’s trendiest neighborhood
Denver fire officials say the shelter was so overcrowded and ill-maintained that it was primed for catastrophe: “There would have been major loss of life."