December 3, Boulder, CO
At its best, affordable housing not only fills a need but also enhances a neighborhood. To see a great example, visit the corner of Pearl Parkway and 30th Street in Boulder, where you’ll find 30PRL (30 Pearl). The finishing touches are complete and all units are now available for rent at this affordable apartment community, built by Milender White (MW), designed by Coburn Partners, and developed by Boulder Housing Partners, the City of Boulder and Boulder Housing Coalition.
Gov. Jared Polis toured 30PRL earlier this month and expressed his appreciation for the project and the quality of construction. State and local officials accompanied him for this firsthand look at this latest addition to BHP’s portfolio of affordable housing communities.
30PRL serves local residents earning 30-60% of the area’s median income (AMI). Its three buildings (the Bluebell, the Magnolia, and the Mesa) contain a total of 120 apartments – 20 studios, 49 one-bedrooms, 42 two-bedrooms and 9 three-bedrooms. The 181,370 sq. ft. development also has dedicated first-floor space for locally owned small businesses and nonprofits, and a 167-stall below-ground parking garage.
30PRL is welcoming and inclusive. Twenty of the apartments in the Bluebell building are reserved for adults with disabilities, who are participants in a Boulder Treasures independent living program. Other apartments provide permanent supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness. All of the community’s residents enjoy free wi-fi, shared rooftop spaces, public art, and landscaped courtyards on a 4.6-acre site.
The 30PRL story is also a story about efficiency. The community was efficiently built – MW used advanced prefabrication systems to produce 29,000 linear feet of wall and floor panels for the project, using an innovative on-site prefabrication process that saved money and time. 30PRL is also designed for energy efficiency and sustainability – all energy use is electric, the buildings have solar-ready customer-sited technology, and electric car charging stations are provided, along with car share spaces and more than 700 bike parking spaces.
MW builds more than buildings – it unites with developers and civic agencies to build communities. 30PRL is the fifth affordable housing community MW has built in Boulder County and the seventeenth affordable housing community it has built in the Metro Denver region. With 30PRL, MW has helped to make the city U.S. News calls America’s “Best Place to Live” even better.
Milender White is a full-service real estate company dedicated to delivering outstanding results on every project, unsurpassed service to clients, and superb career opportunities – with a total commitment to safety, quality and integrity. We proudly deliver award-winning commercial and residential projects based on proven systems, advanced technology, and cutting-edge design development. MW takes pride in building inclusive projects that meet the needs of the city, and it strives to become part of the fabric of the communities in which it develops. Visit us at www.milenderwhite.com.
Coburn Partners creates great places for people, for communities, for life and for work. We develop, design and build. By providing all three disciplines under one roof, we offer both an effective and innovative model that ultimately helps our clients save time and money. We celebrate vision, and have consistently pioneered environmentally sound methods since our founding in 1985. The result? Healthy and productive places that connect people and sustain the earth. Our portfolio includes new homes and renovations, residential developments, affordable housing, commercial buildings, tenant finish, urban infill and mixed-use urban centers. All planned, designed or built with the end user in mind. Visit us at www.coburnpartners.com.
Founded in 1966, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) is the housing authority for the City of Boulder. Our goal is to make living in Boulder possible and affordable, regardless of income. We are committed to fostering a healthy sense of community in every property we develop. Visit us at www.boulderhousing.org.
Boulder Housing Coalition (BHC) provides key pieces to the puzzle of creating a thriving, inclusive community. We develop permanently affordable rental cooperatives. Within these cooperatives, our residents have “rights commensurate with ownership.” This means that our residents govern themselves. Each of our cooperative houses also votes a representative to the BHC’s Board of Directors. Visit us at www.bhccoops.org.
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