Pinkard completes construction of Atlantis

Atlantis is a 69,212-square-foot mixed-use facility with first-floor office space. Courtesy Unfound Door

Pinkard Construction Co., with the Atlantis Community Foundation and Ratio|HPA, celebrated the grand opening of the new $16.5 million Atlantis Apartments I at 201 S. Cherokee St.

Located two blocks from the Alameda light-rail station in the Baker neighborhood of Denver, Atlantis is a 69,212-square-foot mixed-use facility with first-floor office space. Three floors of residential space include 63 one- and two-bedroom units. The units are universally designed to be adaptable and accessible so that up to 25% of the units can be occupied by lower-income persons with disabilities.

The retail portion of the project includes 5,000 sf of office space on the ground floor, to be occupied by Atlantis Community Inc., a museum featuring the history of disability rights; a 1,200-sf community room; and a training lab where residents can learn and develop independent living skills.

“Pinkard Construction Co. overcame the challenges of a difficult site and COVID-19 restrictions,” said Pat Coyle, executive director of the Atlantis Community Foundation.

“We are so excited to have been a part of this important project,” said Tony Burke, president of Pinkard Construction. “Never has the need for affordable, accessible housing been so great in our country and I am so happy that our expertise helped make this project possible.” Atlantis has a 40-year history advocating for Americans with disabilities.

This project marks Pinkard’s 51st Housing and Urban Development/low-income housing tax credit multifamily project. The company has a 58-year history of helping its multifamily residential clients throughout their funding acquisition phase assisting with the key financing milestones.

Published in the Nov. 4-17, 2020, issue of CREJ.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends…