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Pinkard Completes Preconstruction of Denver Affordable Housing Complex

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Pinkard Construction and Shopworks Architecture have completed preconstruction services on Denver Housing Authority’s (DHA) $42 million Thrive affordable housing complex, a ground-up, 7-story, mixed-income development in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood. The development will include a mix of two-story townhomes and 135 multifamily units.

“Working with Mark, Corey and the rest of the preconstrucion team at Pinkard was a great experience – their knowledge and approach made for a truly collaborative process that helped add real value to the project,” said Kyle Mead, project manager at Shopworks Architecture.

Working closely with the design team, Pinkard helped guide the budget to a 0 percent variance between design development documents and the GMP. With this phase complete, it is expected that construction will begin in late February.

“With this zero percent variance, DHA was able to incorporate add-alternates to enhance Thrive’s value to future tenants and DHA,” said Mark Bokhoven, director of preconstruction for Pinkard. “During preconstruction, Pinkard collaborated closely with DHA, the Shopworks team and our chosen MEP/fire and earthworks design-assist partners to refine the scope and pricing from the design development phase through GMP.”

The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver were awarded a $30 million FY2016 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant for the Sun Valley neighborhood. Located just west of downtown Denver, Sun Valley is the lowest-income neighborhood in the city, and the Sun Valley Homes and Sun Valley Annex public housing developments are among the housing authority’s most distressed and isolated sites.

The completion of the project will mark Pinkard’s 101st multifamily project, with more than 50 of those being HUD-funded projects. Pinkard is an expert in affordable housing, providing preconstruction services and aiding in the funding acquisitions phase.

Rendering courtesy of Pinkard

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