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Pinkard Construction Breaks Ground on Mirasol Senior LivingCommunity Phase III

LOVELAND — Pinkard Construction Company, with alm2s architects, has broken ground on phase three of the Mirasol Senior Living Community, an independent living facility for the Loveland Housing Authority.

The $12,901,000 phase three expansion provides an additional 60 units of independent senior housing in a new 63,711 square foot building. The building has a mix of 40 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom/1-bath units, all with private kitchens. The design includes a large common lobby with shaded veranda on the main floor, and open and screened decks on the second and third floors. The new building complements the Tuscan architecture of the existing development,
using similar low-sloped roofs in a stepped two- and three-story design to reduce the mass of the building.

The project was designed under the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities criteria and incorporates many green design elements.

Mirasol Phase III will be wood-framed construction with caissons and grade beams, stucco and synthetic stone veneer exterior, with asphalt shingles and EPDM roofing systems. Mechanical systems include hot water fan coil units (in-unit hot water for domestic hot water and heating).

During preconstruction, despite the threat of escalation, the project started in budget and ended with a guaranteed maximum price that was approximately $25,000 below budget. The project broke ground in April 2019, and is expected to be an 11-month construction duration. Major Northern Colorado subcontractors include Fiske Electric, Neuworks Mechanical, and Monarch Stucco.

Architectural mock-ups for quality control are expected to be in place by the end of the month following release of detail drawings, and will focus on fit and finish for the skin, window, and balcony details.

Rendering courtesy of alm2s architects

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