March 2022 Housing Near On Havana Street District Updates
March 9th, 2022
This is an update for the District prepared for the March 17, 2022 Havana BID Board Meeting. Please see the updates from the Planning Department below:
Mubarak Villa: This is a 20-unit duplex development in ten buildings on 1.75 acres proposed on the north side of Jewell Avenue, about a quarter mile west of Havana Street. “Mubarak Villa is finalizing fees with the School District and waiting on permits.”
A new application for duplexes was received by a Rachid in the Planning at 2225 S Iola St. behind Addis Ababa Ethiopian Restaurant and a new site plan is proposed.
Mountain View United Church & Habitat for Humanity have “formed a collaborative partnership with the Congregation Land Campaign and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. They are creating a site plan using its vacant property next to the church to provide inclusive, owner-occupied, affordable housing for working families in the 60-80% Area Median Income range.” – from a blog post in MVUC’s website. On 6/15/2021 the housing project shared that their zoning application has been submitted and accepted by the city (Dan Osoba). Notes from Planner on 3/9/2022: “The development finished their first technical review and will need another before they can record their plan. (Moving forward with the project).” Learn More about the 10-duplex cul-de-sac style development here.
Notes from Planners in late 2021 for Argenta (No other updates since 12/2021):
Phase 1 – 3.6 acres for 86 townhomes construction is in progress. Argenta is a phased master plan for 10.55 acres new mixed-use development consisting of 86 townhomes, 208 multi-family & 20,000 SF of small-scale retail.
Townhomes (Phase 1): Summary timeframe: The contractor must complete, water, related road work on Geneva, and other work for the city. There has been no construction on buildings to date and is not likely until Spring 2022.
Multi-Family Units (Phase II): Summary timeframe: Before MF units can start construction, the N-S Road would have to be completed. To complete road, they would likely stop in October due to freeze-thaw and would not complete the N-S Road until spring. Sometime after that Phase II could begin.
Wet Utilities: The contractors must complete wet utilities before they can start the N-S road through the center of the development. This road must be installed for Phase 2 (MF / Retail) to start construction. Timeframe: wet utilities – 2-3 weeks.
N-S Road Phase 2 (for Multi-Family): Summary timeframe: before N-S Road can start, it would take at minimum 2 months to complete construction including wet utilities timing above. To complete road, they would likely stop in October due to freeze-thaw and could not complete the N-S Road until spring. (Notes from Chad Argentar & Philip Nachbar, Development Project Manager, Planning & Development Services Department)