Governor Jared Polis Joins Commerce City to Celebrate the Groundbreaking of South Platte Crossing

A ceremonial shovel toss. Credit: Alliance Construction

A significant milestone for affordable housing was marked today, January 23, with the groundbreaking of South Platte Crossing, distinguished by the presence of Governor Jared Polis. The event underscored the importance of the collaborative effort required to meet the community’s housing needs.

Brinshore Development, LLC, Eric Nesbitt of Nesbitt Commercial Group, Alliance Construction Solutions, Carvell Architects, and the Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) have all joined forces on this project.

South Platte Crossing will feature four stories with 60 residential units, complemented by an additional parking floor, spanning a total area of 76,358 square feet. Emphasizing affordability and proximity to local transit, South Platte Crossing is not just a housing complex but a beacon of community enrichment. It features a
central green space, and areas for local artists and creatives, including a dedicated floor for art installations. These amenities aim to foster convenience, open-air environments, and community engagement.

South Platte Crossing apartments will be available to those making 30% to 80% of the area median income (AMI) and is the first new development to be located near the RTD N Line’s Commerce City / 72nd Avenue Station. The site is adjacent to the South Platte Crossing office building, which has been partially owned by ULC since 2018. The office building includes nonprofit healthcare clinics, other nonprofits and municipal service providers.

The event celebrated teamwork and featured speeches from various dignitaries including representatives from ownership, ULC, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, commissioners’ boards, and council members, with a notable address from Governor Jared Polis that emphasized the development’s importance to the area. South Platte Crossing is poised to become a valued part of the Commerce City community, promoting connection, creativity, and belonging.

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