Jun 29, 2015

Thornton, Colorado — Construction Manager/General Contractor Pinkard Construction Company, with KTGY Architects + Planning and many members of state and local government, celebrated the renovation of The Village of Yorkshire Affordable Apartments, a 200-unitAdams County Housing Authority(ACHA) owned and managed rental property with 10 three-story wood framed buildings and a club house. The $8.3 million renovation of the 1970’s-era apartment complex included renovations to building exteriors, interiors and site.

In a ceremony on June 25, representatives from Adams County, Affordable Advisors, City of Thornton, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Colorado State Division of Housing, Cornerstone Construction Management, Eide Bailly, Energy Outreach Colorado, Fairfield and Woods, P.C., FirstBank, Key Community Development Corp., KTGY, Kutak Rock, LLP, Pinkard Construction, SB Clark, Inc., and Winthrop and Weinstine, P.A. gathered for a short ceremony and were presented with plaques for their roles in the success of the project.

Nellie Kringle, a resident at Village of Yorkshire, who spoke of what her home there means to her and her appreciation for her new ADA accessible unit. Other speakers included Don May,  ACHA Executive Director, Eva Henry, Adams County Commissioner, Heidy Williams, Mayor of Thornton, Eric Montoya, City Council Member of Thornton and on the ACHA Board of Commissioners, and Steve Kunshier, ACHA project manager for Village of Yorkshire.

This phased rehabilitation project included new siding and windows; new interior finishes, cabinetry and millwork; plumbing and electrical fixtures. Asbestos abatement and interior demolition was Pinkard-contracted. Total project building area is approximately 226,800 sf.

To accommodate owner needs on this occupied property, Pinkard phased construction on a two-building at a time basis. Construction sequencing and resident relocation schedules were closely coordinated with Adams County Housing Authority.

The project was designed and constructed to meet Enterprise Green Communities Criteria including erosion control measures; efficient irrigation; HVAC performance; Energy Star rated lighting, appliances and roofing; low/no VOC paints and adhesives; construction waste management; Green Label carpets; advanced water-conserving plumbing fixtures; occupancy controlled bathroom fans; and mold prevention measures.

Funding for this project included federal funds under HOME, CDBG, Public Housing, and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs.

Pinkard participated with ACHA and KTGY to maximize the owner’s value, finding numerous creative subcontracting solutions and use of alternate materials for nearly $2 million in value engineering savings.

For more photos and additional information, see our project summary on Village of Yorkshire.

The Adams County Housing Authority is dedicated to providing access to both affordable housing and services that offer a solid foundation on which to build economic independence, empower citizens, and strengthen communities.  From affordable apartments to financial education, homeownership counseling and foreclosure prevention counseling, we believe that stability, self-sufficiency and hope are just a neighborly helping hand away.

KTGY Group, Inc. was founded in 1991 by professionals who shared a common belief in creating a design firm that would perpetuate its success by investing in superior, productive people with positive attitudes and encouraging a team philosophy. This philosophy fosters an environment of support, training, listening and artistry, which has attracted the best and brightest young people, as well as some of the industry’s top seasoned professionals. See www.ktgy.com.

About Pinkard Construction: With 53 years headquartered in the Colorado Front Range, Pinkard Construction Company is a design-build and CM/GC affordable housing leader in Colorado, having constructed more than 40 HUD-financed projects across Colorado. For more information, please contact Jim Mellor at 303.986.4555 or visit our website at www.pinkardcc.com