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Video of Sustainable, Affordable Housing in Denver


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Future Greenhouse site.

Click here to watch a YouTube video of the Downtown Partnership-led tour of a Denver affordable housing project that was built using sustainable design concepts.

Block 3B consists of 89 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom mixed income stacked flats, townhomes and apartments, commercial space on the ground level and a Denver Bike Share station. Block 3B was feted with the “2009 Gold Hard Hat Award for Outstanding Green Building Project” by Colorado Construction as Best Project of 2009. In addition, the U.S. Green Building Council, in collaboration with the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Natural Resources Defense Council, recognized the outstanding accomplishments of DHA’s project team by awarding the “LEED® for Neighborhood Development Certification”. The recognition was awarded for excellence in the built environment, earning the site a place among the finest developments incorporating the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green design.

Block 4B consists of 89 rental units. Also LEED-certified, this project features geothermal and solar energy and Low Impact Development. They integrate urban agriculture, with Denver Urban Garden, to employ and serve local residents as well as connect the local elementary school and senior living communities.