“You can’t have fights, you can’t have barbecues, you can’t have sleeping, you can’t have half the stuff that goes on out behind these buildings,” he said. “It’s like a block party half the time. (Prospective tenants) have had people panhandling and threatening them.”

Over the last several months, a group of homeless people have been living in the parking lot of the nonprofits Aurora Warms the Night, and their daily activities are hurting redevelopment efforts.

Read more: “You can’t have fights, you can’t have barbecues, you can’t have sleeping, you can’t have half the stuff that goes on out behind these buildings,” he said. “It’s like a block party half the time. (Prospective tenants) have had people panhandling and threatening them.”

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