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 W.E. O’Neil Completes Construction of the S’PARK Ciclo Affordable Housing Project in Boulder, Colorado
 The completion of the Ciclo Affordable Housing Project marks W.E. O’Neil Construction’s Second building turnover on the 6-acre S’PARK property with developers, The John Buck Company and Element Properties. Ciclo, a joint effort by Element Properties, The John Buck Company and with management and long-term ownership provided by Boulder Housing Partners, offers permanently affordable apartment living near all the great things Boulder has to offer.
Built by W.E. O’Neil Construction and designed
by Sopher Sparn Architects, Ciclo is a 46,976 SF, three-story mixed-use residential building. The new
affordable housing development consists of 38 residential units with a shared deck overlooking the Boulder Flatirons. The residential units are situated above a ground-floor common area and retail space. Residents also have the luxury of a parking garage, shared bike storage, personal storage and private outdoor space.
Ciclo and the entire S’PARK development revives the old lumber yard that once occupied the site, creating a new space for collaboration, work, life and play. A multi-use
pedestrian path was constructed as part of the project’s scope on the east side, which will ultimately be an addition to the neighborhood and Boulder pedestrian walkway system. The path makes the S’PARK development a huge contributor to connectivity in the community and the use of green infrastructure. The S’PARK Development is a LEED Silver projects certified in Colorado under a LEED v4 Neighborhood Development.
Photo credit: Michael de Leon and Rangefinder Photography
 RiNo Art District Secures Loan to Begin Refurbishment of Park Community Hub Buildings
The RiNo Art District is pleased to announce that the organization has secured a loan from Collegiate Peaks Bank that will provide funding to refurbish the existing vacant buildings located at the RiNo Art Park Community Hub in River North. The three-acre park will be located at 35th and Arkins Court and will become a hub for recreation, creativity, learning, dining and entertainment for all the downtown Denver neighborhoods that surround it.
Collegiate Peaks Bank completed a loan in the amount of $3 million so that refurbishment of the buildings can begin this fall. The repurposed buildings will include a branch of the Denver Public Library, affordable spaces for local artists, a food incubator that will provide teaching kitchens and learning spaces for people who aspire to open a restaurant, share recipes from their culture and learn about the food business.
In addition to Collegiate Peaks Bank, the partners currently involved with the RiNo Art Park include the Denver Public Library, RedLine, Focus Points Family Resource Center, the City and County of Denver/Denver Parks and Recreation and tenants. Tres birds workshop is the architect.
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In order to create this exemplary model of community collaboration and creativity, the RiNo Art District must fundraise a total of $3 million for construction and startup costs. The City of Denver along with Denver Parks and Recreation have committed to $750,000 on top of the funds the art district is raising to help pay for building the open plaza space and green space.
There are several opportunities for people to support the park. The art district has created a 501 c(3) non-profit called RiNo Gives Back to make sure your donations are tax deductible.
Donations can be made for Sponsorship/naming opportunities include: Public plaza, public event spaces, art studios, flex/maker spaces, community mezzanine, gallery, sound studios, conference rooms, teaching kitchen, patio area, tool library/ workshop, performing arts building, stage, beam and art tiles sponsors.
Contact: Marian Pulford, Development Director - marian@ |
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