Denver resident Jenna Hutchins said, "Without these people, it would have been much worse."
Altogether, the historic building and a new addition could bring more than 100 apartments to the corner near Punch Bowl Social.
Zocalo Community Development is asking the city for an affordable housing loan and the Denver Urban Renewal Authority for additional investments.
Developers up and down Denver's South Broadway want to enhance the corridor without changing the feel of the area.
The Oakland Raiders continue to inch closer to relocating to Las Vegas.