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60 new income-restricted apartments open in Denver's Baker neighborhood

The community will offer income-restricted apartments that are largely targeted to individuals with disabilities.
Credit: Denver Department of Housing Stability

DENVER — Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST) celebrated the grand opening of 60 new income-restricted apartments on Tuesday.

Located in Denver's Baker neighborhood, the Atlantis Apartments will offer income-restricted apartments that are largely targeted to individuals with disabilities, said HOST.

Developed by the Atlantis Community Foundation, the apartments are located at 201 S. Cherokee in Denver.

The four-story apartment building includes office space and a community conference room on the ground level as well as enhanced-accessibility features, common area laundry facilities on each floor, sensory elements and way-finding cues in common areas, a workshop/mud room for repairing wheelchairs and bicycles, and technology/media centers, according to HOST.

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HOST said the building includes 36 one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units.

“We’re proud to invest not only in affordable housing, but in much-needed homes for people living with physical or cognitive disabling conditions,” said HOST Executive Director Britta Fisher. “These apartments will make a lasting difference for decades to come and add to the great progress made by the Atlantis Community Foundation in housing individuals.”

Credit: Denver Department of Housing Stability

Atlantis Apartments units are income restricted exclusively for households earning up to 60 percent of the area median income (up to $42,000 for a single-person household).

The building’s first residents moved in earlier this month, and full occupancy is anticipated later in October.

The City and County of Denver provided $800,000 in financing toward the $18.1 million project.

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HOST also said 1,593 affordable housing units that have received city financing are currently under construction at 21 sites through Denver and an additional 1,087 income-restricted units are in the planning stage.

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