Denver Evicts Occupants From Art Space


DENVER (CelebrityAccess) — The City of Denver has evicted a group of people living in an art and music space after fire officials found serious code violations in the building.

According to the Denver Post, at least five people were residing at Rhinoceropolis, a do-it-yourself art and music space 3553 Brighton Blvd. in the city's NoRi district.

While the five people had apparently been living in the building, the area is only zoned for industrial purposes.

Fire and police officials visited the property and conducted an inspection of the premesis, the Post said.

“An inspection by fire prevention technicians revealed numerous serious fire code violations,” the Denver Fire Department said, per the post. “An order to comply was issued, stating that all sleeping units needed to be vacated immediately.”

City officials offered the evicted residents housing assistance. – Staff Writers