Current Projects

Phase I

StarRise Apartments

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 StarRise Apartments at 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 North Weld Village campus is to build a phased development including permanent supportive housing, mixed-income deeply 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. We estimate that the property has the capacity to support 150 units of housing – 58 units at the StarRise Apartments of permanent supportive housing, and 90 units of mixed income affordable units.

The StarRise Apartments are in the final stages of development, and it is anticipated that construction will begin in June, 2024, with final construction and lease-up planned for the fall of 2025.

High Plains has engaged a highly experienced and well-regarded Development Team to guide the development of the property.

The team includes:
Jodi Hartmann, High Plains Housing Dev. Corp. – Owner/Sponsor
Ryan Lunsford/Brandon Gentrup/Julie Stern, GL Development Advisors, Developer Consultant
Sarah Batt, Dwelling Development, Financial Advisor
Joseph Vigil/Brandy LeMae, Workshop8 – Architects
Topographic, Civil Engineering
Terracon Engineering, Environmental Studies
Zoe LeBeau/Katie Symons, Beaux-Simone Consulting-Supportive Services Planning
KCI Construction, Longmont, General Contractor
Volunteers of America, Northern Colorado – Lead Services Provider
Rocky Mountain Communities – Property Manager

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

Contact Ryan Lunsford (720) 275-6586
or Jodi Hartmann (970) 405-6072