Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA), with Pinkard Construction and RNN Architects, has completed construction on the Spoke on Coffman. A ground-up, mixed-use affordable housing complex.
The $28.8 million project consists of 73 affordable housing units including 59 one-bedroom homes; 10 two-bedroom homes; and four three-bedroom homes. Additionally, there is 10,000 sq. ft. of office space and community cafe, and a 262-space, four and one-half-story parking garage. Unit size in this four-story structure averages 650 sq. ft. for one-bedroom; 950 sq. ft. for two-bedroom; and 1,300 sq. ft. for three-bedroom units.
In an Interview with the Longmont Times-Call, Boulder County Housing Authority housing development manager Justin Lightfield said project leaders are eager to open the rental application process. The permanently affordable apartment homes are for families and individuals with incomes at or below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), with 12 units reserved for households earning below 30%.
“Watching The Spoke being built from the ground up over the past 15 months is what drives and inspires us,” Lightfield told the Longmont Times-Call. “I believe The Spoke will be a community that residents are proud to call home, and I look forward to when BCHA can welcome our first residents into the new community following construction completion.”
Tyler Morgan, Pinkard's project manager, said that part of what makes his job so rewarding is the direct community impact this project has.
“I know housing in the area has become extremely expensive and Boulder County Housing Authority trusting us to build this project means a lot,” said Morgan. “Every person on this job site put a huge amount of craftsmanship into making every unit a home.”
The Spoke on Coffman is located on a Boulder County-owned lot that was formerly used as a surface parking lot for Boulder County employees working at the newly completed St. Vrain Community Hub.
This project is the result of a public-private partnership between Boulder County, the Boulder County Housing Authority, and the Longmont Downtown Development Authority.
To date, Pinkard has completed over 197 multifamily projects and over 78 affordable housing projects.