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Tapiz at Mariposa

1099 Osage Street
Denver, Colorado

Type: Government, Multi-Unit Residential

Owner: Denver Housing Authority

Architect: RNL Design

Project Summary

Milender White was the design-builder on this eight-story, 100-unit senior and disabled low-income housing development. The 97,000-sq. ft. transit-oriented community enhances many aspects of public health for residents including improved non-vehicular access such as bicycle, pedestrian and mass transit routes as well as improved access to community amenities.

Tapiz at Mariposa delivers exceptional environmental efficiency and energy performance and is LEED Platinum certified. The project achieved a 50% energy savings from baseline ASHRAE 90.1.

Tapiz at Mariposa is the first phase of Denver Housing Authority’s 18-acre Mariposa Redevelopment, a HOPE VI program in the South Lincoln Neighborhood. The design process relied on an extensive community outreach process that was a continuation from the South Lincoln Redevelopment. Several community meetings were held to ensure that the design was truly of the community.

Milender White led the design-build team for the construction of this new 97,000 sq. ft. transit-oriented community. The design process relied on an extensive community outreach process that was a continuation from the South Lincoln Redevelopment. Several community meetings were held to ensure that the design was truly of the community.

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Sustainable Project Components:

• Enhanced envelope insulation
• Ground source heat pumps
• Evaporative cooling for the common corridors
• Operable windows for ventilation
• Low power density lighting
• Common area lighting controls
• 75 kW PV solar array
• 36 geothermal wells with 31,680 linear feet of geothermal piping
• Greywater re-use system
• Energy Star appliances
• Low flow plumbing fixtures
• Rebar comprised of 94% recycled content

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