The Audrey Senior Affordable Housing
Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
130,000 Sq. Ft., 135 Units
Senior Living, Affordable Housing, Multi-Family Housing, Wood Framed, Masonry, Post-Tensioned Concrete, LIHTC, Ground Up, Independent Living
The Audrey at Highlands Ranch Town Center is a 135-unit senior affordable housing project on a two-acre site within a mixed-use development in the heart of Highlands Ranch. The five-story, fire-treated-wood ground-up project featured considerable heavy earthwork to achieve a significant grade change requiring several retaining walls. The structure is post-tensioned concrete on grade with structural masonry cores and structural steel on the first floor. A custom rain garden mitigates stormwater.
During preconstruction Pinkard collaborated with the owner and design team through many design iterations to maintain Shea’s budget and program. Designed to market-rate quality and amenity standards, the program is thoughtfully organized to optimize accessibility to all units. Elevators are centrally located, ample small and large-group gathering areas populate the floorplan, and most outdoor spaces contain recreation and siting options. There is sheltered pedestrian access to the parking garage across the street. The Audrey is being developed with Douglas County Housing Partnership and leverages the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to deliver age- and income-restricted apartments. The Audrey’s location within the Highlands Ranch Town Center is adjacent to nearly everything active seniors need including the public library and civic green, dining, grocery, banking, auto repair, and gas.