The Denver Housing Authority’s Collaborative Resource Center recently broke ground at the 17-acre Mariposa District, just north of the West 10th Avenue and Osage Streetlight rail stop. The 11-story building, designed by Davis Partnership Architects will serve as the Housing Authority’s headquarters when it opens in 2019.
The center will be adjacent to the recently completed apartment component of the authority’s Mariposa redevelopment, now home to 1,500 residents in 581 mixed-income units. The building will be highly visible from the light rail (both directions) and from the I-25 highway.
In addition to the housing authority, the building will include a ground-floor market and upstairs there will be thousands of square feet of leaseable space for small businesses and nonprofits. Shared working space is reportedly also to be a feature, further establishing the center as a means to increase opportunities and activity in the long-depressed 17-acre Mariposa District.
Image courtesy of Davis Partnership Architects.