Temporary Area Restriction

A temporary area restriction is a type of temporary closure that the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) may use to address severe public and environmental health hazards. Temporary closures may be used in many different settings, such as restaurants, child care facilities, and even residential settings.  Temporary area restrictions are generally applied in a public setting and used to address severely deteriorated areas. DDPHE works together with other City and County of Denver agencies with the goal of addressing public health and environmental hazards---to the extent possible—prior to the need for a temporary area restriction.

The types of hazards that may result in a temporary area restriction include (but are not limited to):

  • Extensive accumulation of trash and/or improperly stored or discarded food
  • Improperly disposed of human waste
  • Improperly discarded syringes
  • Severe rodent or other significant pest activity
  • Presence of hazardous chemicals or other hazardous waste


Current Area Restrictions:

There are no current area restrictions under DDPHE authority at this time.

 

Temporary Area Restrictions 2021

29th and Arkins, 11/30/2020 - 1/08/2021

Hazards observed and documented:

  • fire hazards
  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation
  • hazardous materials

Temporary Area Restrictions 2020

Lincoln Memorial Park, 1/15/2020 - 3/5/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • hazardous materials
  • trash accumulation

Sandcreek, 2/5/2020 - 4/6/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation

21st and California, 5/27/2020 - 8/25/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • fire hazards
  • litter
  • human feces and urine
  • hazardous materials
  • rotten food
  • trash accumulation

Lincoln Memorial Park, 7/29/2020 - 1/5/2021

Hazards observed and documented:

  • fire hazards
  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • hazardous materials
  • trash accumulation

Morey Middle School, 8/4/2020 - 9/3/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • litter
  • human waste
  • hazardous materials
  • rotten food
  • trash accumulation

Stout Corridor, 8/25/2020 - 11/19/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation
  • hazardous materials

2900 S. Platte, 9/15/2020 - 10/23/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • fire hazards
  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation
  • hazardous materials

14th and Logan, 10/6/2020 - 11/13/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation
  • hazardous materials

14th and Penn, 10/7/2020 - 11/13/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation
  • hazardous materials

14th and Clarkson, 10/8/2020 - 11/13/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation
  • hazardous materials

22nd and Broadway/Champa, 11/19/2020 -12/2/2020

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation
  • hazardous materials

29th and Arkins, 11/30/2020 - 1/08/2021

Hazards observed and documented:

  • fire hazards
  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation
  • hazardous materials

Temporary Area Restrictions 2019

  • Denver Rescue Mission, 4/18/2019 - 5/8/2019

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • hazardous materials
  • trash accumulation

  • Sonny Lawson Xcel Building, 9/10/19 - 9/18/2019

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • hazardous materials
  • trash accumulation

  • 38th and Fox, 10/9/2019 - 10/23/2019

Hazards observed and documented:

  • pest activity
  • harborage conditions
  • human waste
  • trash accumulation