Northeast Denver Housing Center (NDHC) has begun site work for two affordable, for-sale housing projects in the southwest quadrant of Stapleton: 40 units along the west side of Central Park Blvd. between 21st Ave. and Xanthia Way, and 23 units on the north side of 21st Ave. between Spruce and Tamarac streets. Dominique Acevedo, NDHC deputy director, says all of the units are under contract with an estimated move-in scheduled for late summer through fall of 2018. The building architecture will be very similar to the NDHC townhomes completed along Montview Blvd. between Trenton and Ulster streets. All of the units will be affordable to families earning 60 to 80 percent of the area median income. The buildings were designed by DAO Architecture and will be built by M & B Construction.
Stapleton Townhomes Phase 7
These townhomes will be attached in eight groups of five units set at right angles to Central Park Blvd. 19 of the units will be two-bedroom; 21 will be three bedrooms. Prices range from $166,500 for a 950-square-foot unit, to $235,500 for a 1,353-square-foot unit.
Stapleton Townhomes Phase 8
These 23 units will front 21st Ave. and have alley access to garages. Prices will range from $172,000 for a 1,003-square-foot unit to $181,500 for a 1,059-square-foot unit.
NDHC is one of the two primary providers of affordable housing in Stapleton and is a nonprofit community development corporation. The group is completing construction of a 40-unit, for-sale project on the east side of Central Park Blvd. near the Central Park station. Acevedo says 20 of those units have been completed and sold. The remaining 20 units are under contract and scheduled to be sold in November and December of this year.
The East elevation facing Central Park on those townhomes is so ugly and plain. The developer could have done better…even if it is lower-income housing. They look awful at 32nd & Central Park, and it will look just as bad at 21st & Central Park.