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File #: ID 2022-092    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Update/Presentation Item Status: Filed
File created: 8/30/2022 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Update: Housing Partnership Items
Attachments: 1. CHFA jurisdiction letter: Castle Rock Senior, 2. DCHP email: Church of the Rock Charette, 3. DCHP Project List - August Packet, 4. Staff Presentation

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council


From:                     David L. Corliss, Town Manager



Update: Housing Partnership Items




Executive Summary


The Town has received two separate inquiries/items related to housing partnership/affordable housing. This memo is designed as information only for possible items Council may consider in the future.


Castle Rock Senior housing proposal


The Town has received a proposed development plan for a senior/affordable housing project to be located on Timber Mill parkway in Meadows Filing 19, north of the roundabout on North Meadows Drive. This project is currently titled Castle Rock Senior, and the proposal is for 200 senior/low-income-qualified apartments. The project would be built by Ulysses Development Group. Attached is a request from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) seeking Town comments on the proposal, as the applicant is seeking low-income tax credits. In addition to the current site development plan consideration of this project, the applicant has also put forward a request for a partial waiver of Town fees for the project. Consideration of Town comments on the project back to CHFA appears to be warranted when the site development plan and waiver request is before Council, which may occur later in the fall. This project is located in Councilmember Hollingshead’s district.


Church of the Rock Charrette


The Douglas County Housing Partnership (DCHP) has submitted a proposed project to the Housing Colorado Design Charrettes Program for 2022, and the project was selected to go through the design program this October. DCHP is proposing to partner with Church of the Rock, located on the western edge of The Meadows. The charrette would look at the feasibility of constructing multifamily housing on Church of the Rock property to allow for about 200 units of affordable family housing; 10 units of community supportive transitional housing; and 10 units of emergency housing for the homeless. This project is also proposing community amenities such as an urban farm, food storage and distribution, and a coffee shop to be dedicated as small business enterprises, to provide on-site employment opportunities for residents - as well as revenue to support ongoing programs such as food bank, rental, mortgage and utility assistance - along with case management for households at risk of homelessness.


Town staff has been invited to participate in this charrette program and plans to do so the first week in October. From the Housing Colorado webpage, “A design charrette is an intensive, hands-on, pre-development workshop that brings people from different disciplines and backgrounds together to explore architectural and development options for a particular area or site. Housing Colorado and the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning began the Design Charrettes program in 2010. The Design Charrettes Program provides non-profit housing developers, housing authorities, and municipalities with pro bono pre-development services for an affordable housing project. A team of professionals and graduate students that includes architects, urban planners, landscape architects, and municipal staff members, as well as finance, development, and construction professionals, will work with (the) organization to create affordable housing concepts for an identified program, budget, and site in (the) community.” There has not been a pre-application request received on this project.  This project is located in Councilmember Hollingshead’s district.


This information is provided to Council as informational only, as no action items are currently before the Town on either of these items at this time. 




CHFA jurisdiction letter: Castle Rock Senior

DCHP email: Church of the Rock Charette

DCHP Project List - August Packet