Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA) has started construction on The Spoke at Coffman, a mixed-use, affordable housing and parking garage in Longmont, Colo. The $28.8-million project includes 73 units of affordable one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, 10,000 sq ft of office space, a community cafe and a 262-space, four-and-one-half-story parking garage. Pinkard Construction is the general contractor, and RNN Architects is the designer.

Unit sizes in the four-story structure average 650 sq ft for a one-bedroom unit, 950 sq ft for a two-bedroom and 1,300 sq ft for a three-bedroom. The affordable apartments are for families and individuals with incomes at or below 60% of the area median income of $62,160 for a three-person household.

The Spoke at Coffman is located on a Boulder County-owned lot formerly used as a surface parking lot for county employees working at the newly completed St. Vrain Community Hub. The project is the result of a public-private partnership between Boulder County, Boulder County Housing Authority and the Longmont Downtown Development Authority. It is expected to be completed by spring 2022.

Front Range Community College’s new $34.4-million Health Care Careers Center opened in late September at the college’s Larimer Campus in Fort Collins. The facility was completed by the design-build team of Hord Coplan Macht and Haselden Construction.

The 61,000-sq-ft center, named Grays Peak, consolidates the college’s health sciences programs into one state-of-the-art facility with classrooms, skills labs, simulations labs, small group learning areas and collaborative space to support FRCC’s health care programs.

The facility will educate frontline health care workers, providing students with the hands-on training and simulated medical settings with experience in real world environments. The team is pursuing LEED Silver certification.

“The new facility is located at the intersection of Shields Street and Harmony Road, at one of the busiest intersections in Fort Collins, making for a highly visible project site,” said Gwen Gilley, principal at Hord Coplan Macht. “It also provides an opportunity for the building to create a high profile gateway to campus, allowing for a stronger community connection.”