LAKEWOOD, COLO. — Pinkard Construction Company has completed the external structure for the third and final wing of the Highlands Ranch Town Center, marking the midway point of construction on the senior housing facility.
Once finished, the age-restricted affordable housing project, located on two acres at the corner of Ridgeline Boulevard and Dorchester Street in Highlands Ranch, will create 110 new living units for residents 55 and over.
Built in partnership with Shea Properties and Hord Coplan Macht (HCM) Architects, the 130,000 square-foot project is estimated to cost $23.3 million, using Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Colorado Housing Finance Authority.
After breaking ground last summer, construction is expected to conclude on time, despite the challenges presented by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have implemented safe work practices to avoid workers and employees getting sick or requiring quarantine, and have thus far avoided major disruptions,” said Senior Project Superintendent Dave Hanzlick. “We had also procured most of the material earlier to avoid delays from shipping or factories shutting down.”
As an additional response to Covid, Shea Properties has added a fresh air circulation system to the original plan to improve ventilation and air quality. To protect residents from the elements when entering or leaving, Shea has also added a steel breezeway to the blueprint that will connect the building to the existing parking garage. Both additions will be included without extending the planned opening of August 2021.
To date, Pinkard has completed over 100 senior living and multi-family housing projects, including ground-up builds and renovations. HCM and Pinkard’s history of working together includes the $95 million Frasier Retirement Community in Boulder.
Pinkard Construction Company specializes in supplying expert preconstruction and design support services for more than 58 years. We are a general contractor specializing in both ground-up, renovation, CM/GC, and design-build projects. Our experience includes many senior living, affordable housing, multi-family, recreation, municipal and commercial projects. We focus on maximizing value while supplying durable, life-cycle-tested materials and construction techniques that are owner and facilities management-friendly. Pinkard’s focus is to “Partner Better, Plan Better, Build Better.” Our project teams are specialists in forging long-term owner/architect/contractor relationships that create life-long value. For more information: www.pinkardcc.com
Hord Coplan Macht is an integrated firm offering planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and environmental graphic design with offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado; and the DC Metro area. We combine the goals of creating functional yet inspiring spaces with the principles of innovation, thoughtful design, technical strength, collaboration, and financial responsibility to uphold our clients’ best interests and deliver high performing environments for the future. We are an award-winning design firm priding ourselves on leading a collaborative programming and design process that results in beautiful, environmentally responsible, user-friendly spaces. Our process is guided by the belief that all successful projects start by listening (and hearing) to what users and stakeholders really need and ultimately desire. For more information: https://www.hcm2.com/