Client Name: Douglas County Housing Partnership
Size: 53 units
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Year Complete/Project Status: The project was awarded 9% LHITC and is under Design.
Scope of Work: Rezoning, Entitlements, Design Architect, Architect of Record, Green Communities Facilitator
Castle Rock suffers from a critical shortage of affordable senior housing. The existing 64-unit community of Oakwood Village which is owned by DCHP has been admirably meeting this need for decades. The community has a very long waiting list, the buildings are somewhat dated, and they don’t have an elevator. DCHP set out to solve these problems by conceptualizing a new building with an elevator that would add 50 adaptable units to the community, and by performing some long awaited rehab on the existing buildings. Through a competitive process they chose Parikh Stevens Architects to lead the entitlements and design effort.
With assistance from Development Consultant Solvera and Public Affairs firm The Pachner Company, we secured the Rezoning of the site to entitle the new building and helped secure the highly competitive 9% LIHTCs. Our engagement process with the senior residents, the surrounding neighbors, Castle Rock staff, & elected officials was thorough and congenial. At every step of the way we secured unanimous approvals.
The new building uses a contemporary design that still coordinates with the traditional pitched roofed existing structures. The new building includes a sky lit Porte Cochere, a highly amenitized common space, and a sunny roof deck with spectacular views of the eponymous Castle Rock.
Owner: Douglas County Housing Partnership
Developer: MGL Partners / Solvera