Pinkard Completes Construction of Atlantis Apartments Mixed-Use Development

Atlantis, courtesy of The Unfound Door.

Pinkard Construction Company, the Atlantis Community Foundation and Ratio/Humphries Poli Architects, celebrated the grand opening of the new $16.5 million Atlantis Apartments I at 201 S. Cherokee, in the Baker neighborhood of Denver. Located two blocks from the Alameda light rail station, Atlantis is a 69,212-square-foot mixed-use facility with first-floor office space and three floors of residential space with 63 one- and two-bedroom units. The units are universally designed to be adaptable and accessible so that up to 25 percent of the units can be occupied by lower-income persons with disabilities.

The retail portion of the project includes 5,000 square feet of office space on the ground floor, to be occupied by Atlantis Community Inc. (ACI), a museum featuring the history of disability rights; a 1,200-square-foot community room; and a training lab where residents can learn and develop independent living skills.

“Pinkard Construction Company overcame the challenges of a difficult site and COVID-19 restrictions,” said Pat Coyle executive director of the Atlantis Community Foundation. “The finished project is a tribute to the Atlantis’ residents and Pinkard’s experience and professionalism.”

“We are so excited to have been a part of this important project,” said Tony Burke, president of Pinkard Construction. “Never has the need for affordable, accessible housing been so great in our country and I am so happy that our expertise helped make this project possible.”

The event was limited to 50 people with strict social distancing/mask precautions in place. The extensive list of speakers included Colorado Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera, other representatives from the State, ACI, and project funding partners. The speakers praised the project for providing much needed affordable housing to an underserved population in Colorado, and Atlantis’s 40-year history advocating for Americans with disabilities.

This project marks Pinkard’s 51st HUD/LIHTC multi-family project. The company has a 58-year history of helping its multi-family residential clients throughout their funding acquisition phase assisting with the key financing milestones.

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