Highland West Community Announces Completion of Renovation Project

Highland West Community is happy to announce the completion of their “50th Anniversary Renovation Project.” We are currently leasing and invite you to tour our newly renovated apartments. For more information on availability, please contact our leasing office at 303-424-9401 ext.2.

Highland West Senior Citizens Apartments and Highland South Apartments have been providing affordable housing for seniors 62 and up in Wheat Ridge since 1964 and 1984 respectively. The two properties have been refinanced and have become a single property now known as Highland West Community. A major renovation of the property started February 9, 2015. The interior is completed and the exterior landscaping is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The newly combined property will continue to meet the mission of the founding sponsoring churches, Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church, by providing “affordable housing for seniors and adults with a disability.”

The following organizations were instrumental in the refinancing and renovation of the property:

  • The Denver Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA),
  • Rockport Mortgage Corporation,
  • Red Mortgage Capital, LLC,
  • Midwest Housing Equity Group (MHEG),
  • Colorado Federal Savings Bank,
  • Citi Community,
  • Capital, Daniel G. Morgan & Associates,
  • Affordable Housing Consultants, Jefferson County Housing Authority, and
  • United Presbyterian Association and Highland South, Inc

Design services are being provided by Lantz-Boggio Architects, and general contracting services are being provided by Pinkard Construction Co.

In addition to a total update of the apartments and building exterior, the renovation of the property added fire sprinklers to the apartments, improved access to the buildings, added parking spaces, and improved marketability and energy efficiency.

After 50 years in operation, the refinancing and renovation of the property will allow Highland West Community to begin a new chapter in providing affordable senior housing in the City of Wheat Ridge.