Northeast Denver Housing Center (NHDC) plans to begin construction of a 180-unit affordable housing project in January at the southeast corner of MLK Blvd. and Moline St.
Occupancy is anticipated 14 months later, timed to coincide with the completion of the MLK Blvd. extension from Havana St. to Peoria St. The project will be constructed as one 165,125-square-foot building, topping out at three stories configured to look somewhat like townhomes. Intermittent one-story connectors will further reduce the overall building massing.
NHDC Deputy Director Dominique Acevedo told members of the Stapleton Zoning and Planning Committee (ZAP) Oct. 10 that the project is modeled closely after the Northfield Apartments that it developed at 4900 Trenton St. The target market is the same—affordable to households at 30 to 60 percent of Denver’s area median income.
Forty-two of the units will be three bedrooms with the balance split between one- and two-bedroom units. The building fronts Moline, MLK and a future extension of 26th Ave. Vehicular access will be from 26th and from Moline via an alley. The building will sit on a 4.16-acre parcel.
The Moline Street Apartments are designed to promote healthy living where residents can rest, gather and play in areas located within as well as outside of the building.
The project will be financed in part with 4 percent low-income housing tax credits. The project architect is the Cuningham Group and the contractor will be Palace Construction.