Apartment Sharing Developer attempts to co-opt cohousing Name
From: Thomas Lofft (tloffthotmail.com)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:51:23 -0800 (PST)


By Caitlin Hendee<https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/bio/19541/Caitlin+Hendee>
 –  Associate Editor, Denver Business Journal
3 hours ago

A developer is taking a unique approach to affordable housing with the 
development of a multi-family complex in Denver.

based in San Francisco, is building the complex — the Wellington Apartments — 
on the concept of "co-housing."

Co-housing is an "intentional community of private homes clustered around 
shared space. Each attached or single family home has traditional amenities, 
including a private kitchen. Shared spaces typically feature a common house, 
which may include a large kitchen and dining area, laundry, and recreational 
spaces," according to the Cohousing Association of the United States.

The Wellington Apartments – at 1403 Osage St. — will include 253 units — 211 of 
which will be four bedroom units where tenants can lease a private bedroom and 
bathroom, but then share the kitchen, living and dining room areas and outdoor 
patio or balcony with the other unit tenants.

The project costs for the 5-story building are $41.99 million, according to 
Buildzoom.com's analysis of public 
 According to Denver site development plans, the 482,737-square-foot complex 
will include 347,681 square feet of residential and 135,056 square feet for 

It will also include a fitness center, clubhouse, bike and ski shop, pool and 
courtyard and is a three-minute walk to the Regional Transportation 
District's<http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/rtd/191677/> Colfax at 
Auraria light rail station in downtown Denver.

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