Oct 16, 2013
Denver, Colo. -  Lakewood CM/GC Pinkard Construction has completed the rehabilitation of Denver Housing Authority’s South Lowell multi family housing project. The rehab included a complete interior and exterior renovation, energy upgrades, and a 28-unit ground-up addition within the inner courtyard of the four-sided South Lowell property.
Because this “building within a building” concept had never been proposed in the City and County of Denver, there was no design precedent for existing stormwater and fire codes. Through a collaborative partnership involving Pinkard, architect Workshop 8, DHA, key subcontractors, and Denver Fire and Denver Wastewater, the team was able to determine the letter and intent of existing codes and to modify the design to the satisfaction of all authorities having jurisdiction. 
Designed and constructed to meet Enterprise Green Community Criteria, the South Lowell property features Energy Star® Appliances, energy efficient lighting and boilers, low flow fixtures and low-e windows. It contains five handicapped accessible units, three laundry rooms, a community room, an outdoor play fountain and close access to public transit and open spaces. 
The newly completed project transforms the 1970’s-era property from 68 units and 64,500 sf to 96 units totalling 91,900 sf.
With 51 years headquartered in the Colorado Front Range, Pinkard Construction Company has constructed over 80 multi-family projects. These projects include 42 HUD projects totalling over 5,100 units and 4.2 million square feet. Several of these HUD projects included Low Income Housing Tax Credits financing.