Pinkard Construction breaks ground on The Edge project

The Edge
Work has begun on the 68,000-square-foot community that will provide affordable housing for income-qualified individuals and homeless veterans.

Loveland Housing Authority, with Pinkard Construction Co. and OZ Architecture, broke ground in November on LHA’s newest project, The Edge.

The Edge is a 68,000-square-foot, ground-up facility with 70 units of affordable housing for income-qualified individuals and homeless veterans. The facility consists of six three-story wood-framed buildings and a single-story clubhouse. Sixty of the units are set aside for income-qualified individuals; the remaining 10 units are reserved for homeless veterans.

“The Edge will be a new home for three distinct populations: 1) veterans, 2) people who were displaced by the 2013 flood and 3) those who were displaced by the 2012 High Park Fire. In addition, The Edge’s location is central to an area that has a lot of retail and service workers, so we think a lot of them will reside here as well. We are excited to be able to provide a place where people will raise their kids, where seniors can grow and a great home for veterans to retire,” said Loveland Housing Authority Executive Director Sam Betters.

The Edge campus also will contain residential components, such as a sports court, tot lot, walking trails and open space, while providing the residents immediate access to the business park, local retail and neighborhood professional services.

The project is designed to blend with the professional business center located on the south edge of the property. The Edge is being constructed on the old Crystal Rapids Water Park site near East 15th Street and Boyd Lake Avenue.

The Edge is designed and constructed to meet Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. Itis being developed in partnership with Wells Fargo and Sugar Creek Capital as equity investors. Federal and state tax credits were awarded by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority.

Additionally, Housing Colorado, at its annual Housing Colorado NOW! Conference, announced that Green House Homes at Mirasol is the recipient of its annual Eagle Award.

Loveland Housing Authority with Pinkard Construction and Lantz-Boggio Architects collaborated to complete Green House Homes at Mirasol, the first Green House Homes project in Colorado. Green House Homes at Mirasol, located on the Mirasol Senior Campus in Loveland, is part of The Green House model. The project consists of six residential green homes, each accommodating 10 residents, who have private bedrooms and bathrooms, and fills a void in the area for senior housing with independent living and skilled nursing care.

“The Green House Model is the revolution in long-term senior care, and Green House Homes at Mirasol is probably the most impactful project we have ever done. It is exciting to be recognized by Housing Colorado and with such a prestigious award,” said Betters.

The Eagle Award celebrates extraordinary accomplishments and outstanding leadership in housing and support services.

Pinkard Construction also recently celebrated Centura Health’s first combined emergency and urgency care center in Colorado.

Pinkard, along with Centura Health and Erdman, celebrated the ribbon-cutting of the facility, adjacent to the Centura Arvada Neighborhood Health Center located at Quaker Street and West 64th Avenue in Arvada.

The approximately 10,000-sf facility features 10 exam rooms, a trauma room, laboratory, digital radiology room, bariatrics room, CT scan room, med prep area, drive-up EMS entrance and extensive med gas. Construction commenced in mid-April and was completed in late 2015.

Centura Health’s hybrid emergency/urgent care locations provide patients with both emergency and urgent care services.

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Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and industrial news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs, Southern Colorado, mountain towns and the Western Slope. She also handles High Fives news for the paper and is editor of the Health Care & Senior…