Affordable Housing Opens In Globeville Neighborhood

Gorman & Co., working in partnership with Laradon Hall, celebrated the opening of the Stella, a mixed-use community on March 16. The Stella is a 132-unit affordable housing development in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood, serving families and individuals earning between 30% and 80% of the area median income. Completion of the project allows for expansion of social services and helps to address housing affordability in a neighborhood that’s seeing rapid changes in real estate values and land uses. Laradon Hall offers supportive services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from its Globeville Campus, where the firm moved in 1950.

RTD Selects HDR for Peak Service Northwest Rail

Denver’s Regional Transportation District has selected HDR Engineering to study the feasibility of peak-service rail between Denver Union Station and Longmont, Colo. The two-year study aims to provide updated cost estimates for service to northwestern metro communities, including Broomfield, Louisville, Boulder and Longmont. The plan will examine the use of RTD’s existing B Line commuter rail alignment, along with the possibility of leasing BNSF Railway rights-of-way and tracks to extend service during peak commuting hours from Westminster Station 35.3 miles north to Boulder and Longmont. 

HOK Opens Denver Office

Design firm HOK has opened a new Denver studio. Located in the LoDo district, the office supports multiple HOK markets, including health care, science and technology, sports and recreation, entertainment, aviation and transportation, higher education and workplace needs. Recent HOK project work in the region includes the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs; Polsinelli’s office in Denver; and strategic and facility master planning for UCHealth.

McCarthy Underway With Solar Project in Pueblo

McCarthy Building Cos. is again teaming up with Lightsource bp to deliver solar power to Southern Colorado. The project is the second in Pueblo, with the two projects representing a total of nearly 600 MW of energy infrastructure. Construction is underway, with commercial operation expected by late 2022.