Highland West Community Announces Renovation Project

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 and 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 younger residents 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 will add fire sprinklers to the apartments, improve access to the buildings, add parking spaces, and improve 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.
For more information on the property please contact the management office at 303-424-9401 ext. 1.

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