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Mayor Hancock Announces 2022 Mayor’s Design Awards Winners

12 winners reflect outstanding work in green building, community-led development, preservation, pedestrian-focused urban design and more

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Tepeyac Community Health Center will continue providing healthcare to Elyria-Swansea residents but in a bigger space

Tepeyac has had some humble beginnings but with the new center set to open in January at the base of Viña Apartments, they’ll have quadruple the space to serve residents.

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Source: Denverite


Columbia Ventures Opens Viña Apartments in Denver, CO

Permanent Large Scale and Deep Affordability Achievement in Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood

Columbia Ventures has created a new, landmark community in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood of Denver that’s under dramatic displacement pressure due to rising prices. Featuring 150 units of quality housing with a significant medical clinic and ancillary retail, the development is a permanent commitment to workforce and affordable housing.

“We’ve now carved out the first phase of this community just steps from the 48th & Brighton National Western Center Station RTD station,” said Columbia Ventures’ Managing Partner Dillon Baynes. “And it delivers—half of the apartments are targeted at teacher and first responder incomes (80% of area median income), and half target incomes at the 30% and 50% of area median income levels. This is real affordability.”

Viña Apartments offers units ranging from studios to three bedrooms with a suite of modern amenities.

“The City and County of Denver is proud to partner to deliver affordable housing, enabling households of all income levels to benefit from mass transit for generations to come,” said Britta Fisher, executive director of Denver’s Department of Housing Stability.

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Source: Denverite

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