Fort Collins Senior Housing Complex Launches Renovation with Wall Breaking Ceremony

FORT COLLINS – The DMA Plaza apartment complex, located at 300 Remington Street, that provides low income-affordable housing to seniors in Fort Collins, recently launched its new renovation project with a Wall Breaking Ceremony.

DMA Board President Mike Sollenberger, Building Administrator Lori French, City Councilman Ray Martinez as well as Brinkman COO Mark Christensen spoke during the ceremony and introduced the renovation project to those in attendance including current DMA Plaza residents. The $16 million-dollar renovation will update the building down to the studs on a floor by floor basis.

The building includes 124 studio and one-bedroom apartments spread across 11 floors. The current renovation project is being led by general contractors Brinkman Construction and will provide extensive internal and external upgrades to the complex so that residents may continue enjoying a comfortable living environment for the next 45 years. Fort Collins-based VFLA Architecture and Design designed the new building.

“While I am already deeply grateful to be living in DMA Plaza, I’m really excited about the upcoming renovation to see what a new and improved apartment and public spaces might be like. It’s already such a blessing to be living here,” says current resident Eileen Hunter.

The DMA Plaza was originally the site of the old Remington School. After being purchased in 1969, it was demolished and replaced by the multi-unit housing complex that opened in 1972. At that time, the Downtown Merchants’ Association, which later evolved into the current Downtown Business Association, had the vision to create affordable housing for low-to moderate-income elderly individuals. The association’s board of directors collaborated to create the DMA Plaza, named after the Downtown Merchants’ Association, which has fulfilled this vision for the past 45 years.

Funding for the project is coming from tax credits, the City of Fort Collins and the Colorado Division of Housing.

The anticipated completion date is fall 2020.

Rendering courtesy of VFLA Architecture and Design

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