LOVELAND, CO — Loveland Housing Authority (LHA), with Pinkard Construction Company and OZ Architecture, broke ground November 19 on LHA’s newest project, The Edge.
The Edge is a 68,000 sf ground-up facility with 70-units of affordable housing for income-qualified individuals and homeless veterans. The facility consists of six three-story wood-framed buildings and a single-story clubhouse. 60 of the units are set aside for income-qualified individuals; the remaining ten units are reserved for homeless veterans.
Attendees included City of Loveland Mayor Cecil Gutierrez; Wells Fargo Vice President Scott Horton; James Thompson, Representative of Senator Michael Bennett; Danielle Henry, District Advocate, Congressman Jared PolisSonya Dahmer with Rocky Mountain Human Services; Veterans Administration Homeless Coordinator Tatum Webb; and Colorado State Division of Housing Director Alison George.
Loveland Housing Authority Executive Director Sam Betters stated “The Edge will be a new home for three distinct populations: 1) veterans, 2) people who were displaced by the 2013 flood, and 3) those who were displaced by the 2012 High Park Fire. In addition, The Edge’s location is central to an area that has a lot of retail and service workers, so we think a lot of them will reside here as well. We are excited to be able to provide a place where people will raise their kids, where seniors can grow, and a great home for veterans to retire.”
The Edge campus will also contain residential components such as a clubhouse, sports court, tot lot, walking trails, and open space while providing the residents immediate access to the business park, local retail, and neighborhood professional services.
The project is designed to blend with the professional business center located on the south edge of the property.
The Edge is designed and constructed to meet Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. Financing includes Low Income Housing Tax Credits.
About Pinkard Construction: With 53 years headquartered in the Colorado Front Range, Lakewood’s Pinkard Construction Company is a design-build and CM/GC senior and affordable housing expert. For more information, please contact Jim Mellor at 303.986.4555 or visit our website at www.pinkardcc.com
Loveland Housing Authority – offering affordable housing options since 1971. The vision of the Loveland Housing Authority is to expand housing resources to assure that all residents of Loveland have access to safe and decent housing; and to create and maintain an environment which encourages the realization of each person’s ability to manage their life with dignity. The Loveland Housing Authority is dedicated to excellence in management and in the delivery of services.