A developer is taking a unique approach to affordable housing with the development of a multi-family complex in Denver.

Carmel Partners, based in San Francisco, is building the complex — the Wellington Apartments — on the concept of "co-housing."

Co-housing is an "intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space. Each attached or single family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Shared spaces typically feature a common house, which may include a large kitchen and dining area, laundry, and recreational spaces," according to the Cohousing Association of the United States.

The Wellington Apartments – at 1403 Osage St. — will include 253 units — 211 of which will be four bedroom units where tenants can lease a private bedroom and bathroom, but then share the kitchen, living and dining room areas and outdoor patio or balcony with the other unit tenants.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/2ihUpIx