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Colorado Coalition of the Homeless files lawsuit over 59 acres of surplus federal land in Lakewood
LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A legal battle between a local homeless coalition and multiple federal agencies has emerged over 59 acres of land up for sale in Lakewood. The parcel of surplus federal land is adjacent to the Denver Federal Center near West Sixth Avenue and Kipling Street. Of the 59 acres, 15 acres are capped landfills. In the fall, Housing and Urban Development officials determined the property was not suitable for homeless services and housing because of toxins.