Check out the top three stories from Denver’s Perfect 10 May Newsletter!
Denver Breaks Ground on 82 Affordable Apartments
Mercy Housing just broke ground on The Rose on Colfax, a new, 82-unit income-restricted apartment community focused exclusively on low- and moderate-income households, as well as an early childhood education center for tenants and the greater community.
Located at 8315 E. Colfax Ave., The Rose on Colfax is one of two sites acquired by the City and County of Denver in 2017 with the vision of ensuring affordability and community-serving uses along the rapidly changing corridor. Mercy Housing Mountain Plains was selected through a city procurement to develop the property into affordable housing, with a community-serving use occupying the ground-floor commercial space. The property was transferred to Mercy Housing earlier through a sale agreement approved by Denver City Council.
The five-story development will offer 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom units that are income restricted for a range of tenants at different income levels. Approximately one-fifth of the units (16) will be restricted for households with incomes of up to 30% of the area median income (AMI), which is up to $22,050 for a single-person household. Other units will be restricted at varying AMI levels, up to 70% AMI. A land use restriction on the property ensures affordability for 99 years.
You can read the full press release here.
Later this month we will host our first Wheel Deal event. Our goal is to promote civic engagement and overall fun. This event will bring our community together to celebrate our unique district. We will have food, entertainment, different types of alternative fuel cars, and so much more! The Wheel Deal is about reminding people that the our city can work for everyone, and inclusivity can be a part of everyday life – sociability, density, mobility, sustainability and a zillion other ‘bilitys you can think of!
The first Wheel Deal will be held on Sun., May 29th from 2pm to 4pm between 11th and 12th on Acoma. That’s the future location of the first fully completed segment of the 5280 Trail. If you can’t make it to this one, don’t worry, we’ll have more events over the next few months all around the district. We look forward to seeing you soon!
If you have any questions, please reach out to our office or visit our website here for more information.
Sign up for Emergency Notifications from the City
Denver has two types of alerts that allow individuals to be notified about emergencies as they happen and what actions they should take to remain safe. The first one is Denver’s Reverse Emergency Notifications, which requires residents to sign up. When you sign up for these alerts, you will receive a voice call, text message, or email when there is an emergency in your designated area. You can sign up to receive notifications for multiple areas, and you can always opt out of the notifications if needed. The second notification system Denver uses is called Wireless Emergency Alerts, which is similar to an Amber Alert. When there is an emergency relevant to your location, you will receive an alert on your phone with guidance on what to do to remain safe. You can learn more about all of Denver’s emergency notifications and sign up for the reverse emergency notifications here.