February 26, 2021, Denver, Colorado
A new home with built-in care is on the horizon for over 400 people experiencing homelessness in Denver. Milender White (MW), in partnership with Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) and Renaissance Housing Development Corporation, celebrated the groundbreaking of Renaissance Legacy Lofts and Stout Street Recuperative Care Facility in a virtual ceremony on Friday, February 26th at Noon (MST).
MW is proud to be a partner in constructing Denver’s first integrated recuperative care facility for people experiencing homelessness. The project is located on a .43-acre site at the 2100 block of California Street, directly behind CCH’s Stout Street Health Center and near local transit in the Arapahoe Square Neighborhood. It will provide 75 medical respite beds for those who have been hospitalized and require continued care for medical or behavioral needs. The nine-story building will also provide 98 units of rental housing, which will be dedicated to residents who benefit from onsite supportive services as well as Section 8 residents seeking affordable living.
The community is thoughtfully designed to provide a bridge for those who are ready to move from the Medical Recuperative Care floors to the Legacy Lofts. Amenities of the Recuperative Care Facility include a commercial kitchen and dining room, commercial laundry, medical exam suites, and “step-down” hospital beds in semi-private spaces. The Renaissance Legacy Loft amenities feature a business center, case management and counseling services, bike storage and community spaces.
The MW construction team will be creating jobs and changing lives through the Renaissance Legacy Lofts and Stout Street Recuperative Care project. The team will hire and train Section 3 residents, including formerly homeless citizens or citizens returning home from incarceration. MW is partnering with The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) and Bayaud Enterprises, organizations that support successful program models for rebuilding careers and lives. The Renaissance Legacy Lofts is MW’s first fully-supportive housing project and adds to a portfolio of nearly 3000 units delivered to families in need of affordable and inclusive housing. The project will seek Enterprise Green Communities certification and is scheduled for completion in May 2022.
The project is funded through cooperative and unique sources, including Denver Housing Authority’s D3 Bond Program, New Markets Tax Credits, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and the Colorado Growth and Revitalization Fund, as well as private foundations and individual capital donors.
The virtual celebration event included inspiring remarks by City of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Rick Garcia, Executive Director of the CO Dept. of Local Affairs, U.S. Representative Diana Gegette, among others.
“Milender White is honored to be chosen by CCH as the General Contractor on this transformative project. As builders we understand that the built environment is not the complete story; it is really about the people who make up the community. Our vision is to build inclusive communities where all can work, live and prosper. We are humbled to make this a reality for our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Albus Brooks, Vice President of Business Development and Public Affairs for Milender White.
Milender White is a full-service real estate company dedicated to delivering outstanding results on every project, unsurpassed service to clients, 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 our communities. Visit us at www.milenderwhite.com.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has a mission to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for people experiencing and at-risk of homelessness throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, the organization has earned state and national recognition for its integrated healthcare, housing, and service programs. The Coalition’s comprehensive approach addresses the causes of homelessness, as well as the consequences, offering critical assistance to over 20,000 individuals and families each year. Learn more at www.coloradocoalition.org.Back to News