“A church-turned-funeral home at the edge of Five Points is facing demolition.
Mile High Early Learning, which operates early childhood day care and educational facilities, is under contract to buy the Taylor Mortuary building at 2531 Ogden St., with plans to demolish the structure, according to a representative.
Mike Harms with real estate advisory firm The Wells Partnership, who is working with Mile High, told BusinessDen the organization wants to replace the funeral home with a two-story building that would house Mile High’s central offices and teacher training facilities.
Harms said Mile High also is looking at potentially building housing for its teachers at the site.
“They want to build something that fits into the community,” he said.
City staff determined this month that the mortuary building has the potential for historic designation, largely due to its use for decades by Denver’s African-American community. Interested parties have until Nov. 25 to ask the city to designate the building a landmark, or to tell the city they plan to do so.”
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Gounley, Thomas. Business Den 20 November 2019.