Arroyo Village is a joint development between the Delores Project and Rocky Mountain Communities. The affordable housing project includes a new shelter facility serving women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness as well as 35 units of low-income, permanent supportive housing and 95 units of affordable housing for individuals and families in the workforce.
Arroyo Village, which opened in 2019, received funding in part through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The affordable housing project– designed by Shopworks– included a strong focus on healing-centered and trauma-informed design as well as elements of biophilia and community connection.
Group14 provided Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) consulting, IECC energy modeling, EDA, and commissioning for the four-story property, which is located adjacent to the Knox Court Light Rail Station in Northwest Denver.
EGC Certification was achieved via site improvements, water conservation, environmentally-friendly materials, and healthy living principles.
The project achieved 25% energy cost savings along with an Xcel Energy EDA incentive of $68,638.
Arroyo Village won the 2020 Jack Kemp ULI award in the large-scale (100 units or more) development category and 2021 ULI Inclusive Award. This prestigious national award is given to just six affordable and workforce housing projects across the United States each year.