Oct 5, 2016

Left: Vida at St. Anthony's, designed by Parikh Stevens Architects; Right: Atlantis Apartments, designed by Humphries Poli architects

Lakewood, CO Pinkard Construction Company is kicking-off phase II preconstruction services on two Denver-area affordable housing projects recently awarded Federal and state Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA).

Atlantis Apartments, developed by Atlantis Community Foundation, and Vida at St. Anthony’s, developed by Denver Housing Authority, were awarded their 9% LIHTC in CHFA’s second round of 2016 applications.

The $16 million Atlantis Apartments, adaptable and accessible to persons with disabilities (physical, developmental, mental, vision or hearing impaired), is 63 units: 24 one-bedroom units and 39 two-bedroom units. Designed by Humphries Poli Architects, the development is located adjacent to the Baker neighborhood, north of the Alameda light rail station. It will be built to Enterprise Green Communities Standards. Construction is set to commence the first half of 2017. 

Denver Housing Authority has teamed with Pinkard and Parikh Stevens Architects to design and construct the $35 million Vida at St. Anthony’s, a new mixed-use senior development on West Colfax between Perry St. and N. Quitman St. It will have between 150 and 235 units and incorporate a healthcare clinic and adult day center that will allow seniors to age in place. Like all DHA developments, the project will built to LEED Gold standards, and plans to use solar and geothermal to offset the building’s energy demands. Construction is slated to begin in spring 2017.

The current preconstruction services kick-off is actually the second phase of Pinkard’s affordable housing preconstruction services. Earlier in design, Pinkard provided both owners with comprehensive CHFA funding application support, systems cost and performance studies, amenity review, and Green Communities analysis designed to maximize the use of available Tax Credit dollars and improve chances for an award.

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit program encourages the construction and rehabilitation of low income rental housing by providing a federal income tax credit as an incentive to investors.  CHFA is the designated allocating agency for Colorado. Because demand for the housing credits regularly exceeds supply, CHFA must consider the need for affordable housing throughout the entire state of Colorado. In 2015, CHFA received 54 applications for federal and/or state LIHTC, seeking a combined total of $43 million.

Pinkard Construction is the Colorado leader in preconstruction services for affordable housing/Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Pinkard currently has 11 HUD/LIHTC projects under construction, in preconstruction, or awaiting funding approval. Since 1962 Pinkard has provided construction management and general contracting services for 51 HUD projects totaling approximately 5,000,000 square feet.