Owner Boulder County Housing Authority
Architect Humphries Poli Architects & Barrett Studio Architects
Kestrel is an 18-building affordable housing development providing a total of 200 units on a 13.4-acre site. There are 17 multifamily buildings totaling 129 units and an affordable Senior Building that features 71 units for within a 96,683-sq. ft., three-story, elevator-served apartment building.
Kestrel is a highly sustainable, energy-conscious and water-smart neighborhood. The majority of the buildings are designed as solar-ready, with low-slope roofs and sufficient structural capacity to support photovoltaic panels. All buildings at Kestrel make use of geothermal heat-pump heating and cooling. Using the steady temperatures found deep beneath the earth’s surface, this system is over 25% more efficient than typical heating and cooling systems.
The neighborhood plan includes community gardens, a 1/4-mile "complete street" circulation loop, a community center, a central neighborhood park, seven pocket parks, and local and regional trail connections. Throughout the development, units are designed with "artist-friendly" spaces, use of natural light, and durable materials