Phase I - Permanent Supportive Housing Project, North Weld Village.
In 2020, High Plains received a generous donation of a 6.5 acre industrial property at 123 9th Avenue in Greeley from local philanthropist Dennis Hoshiko/North Weld Produce Co. Dennis donated the property to help fulfill his philanthropic desire to assist in the development of permanent housing solutions for the homeless in the community through the adaptive re-use of the property for affordable housing. The property has been re-named the North Weld Village campus as we prepare to develop the property for multiple uses to benefit the neighborhood and residents of the property.
The property is located in the Clayton neighborhood in north Greeley, an underserved, economically disadvantaged neighborhood, and is located in a federally-designated qualified census tract (QCT). The site is zoned IL (Industrial-Light) and is surrounded by a very low income residential neighborhood to the north, and light industrial and commercial properties to the east, south and west. The property also sits in the Northeast Greeley Mercado District (the “Mercado District”), which adds additional design and use input and opportunities from the property owners inside the Mercado District.
High Plains’ vision for the campus is to build permanent supportive housing and mixed-income affordable units through new construction, and potentially, by adaptively re-using the original brick canning buildings for additional housing, light manufacturing, commercial, and/or community-based space, if feasible. The construction of the permanent supportive housing units is High Plains’ and the community’s top priority.
We estimate that the property has the capacity to support 150 units of housing – 60 units of permanent supportive housing, and 90 units of mixed income affordable units.
GL Development Advisors (Ryan Lunsford & Brandon Gentrup) and Dwelling Development (Sarah Batt) of Denver are the Developer Consultants for the project and WorkShop8 in Boulder is the architect for this development. High Plains will apply for low income housing tax credits in 2023 to complete the project.
See attached Master Site Plan Concept document for a more complete look at the planned development of this property.