The 130 affordable apartments will include 95 units for families and individuals that earn 50% of the area median income and 35 permanent supportive housing units for formerly homeless individuals. The Denver Housing Authority is providing project-based vouchers for the supportive housing units.
The Delores Project, which provides shelter and services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals, will expand into a new 12,000-square-foot space within the complex that will provide added space for programs, offices, and emergency beds during the winter. The new shelter will have about 50 to 60 beds.
It is the first new shelter to be built in Denver from the ground up since the 1980s, according to officials.
Arroyo Village is a transit-oriented development, with the property sitting adjacent to a light-rail station, making it a convenient location for residents who work downtown, according to Taft. The station is a 10-minute ride from the central hub of the city’s entire light-rail system.
Arroyo Village is a joint development by nonprofit organizations Rocky Mountain Communities and The Delores Project, which combined two of their existing sites to make room for their ambitious new project.
By joining forces, they seek to maximize the site by building a development that will reach a variety of underserved residents in Denver.