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The Spoke on Coffman

The Spoke on Coffman, a public-private partnership between Boulder County, the Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA), and the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA), is a mixed-use neighborhood of affordable homes planned for 518 Coffman Street in downtown Longmont.

In addition to 73 permanently-affordable rental homes for families and individuals with income at or below 60% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI), this vibrant, mixed-use development will also include 260 parking spaces for residents and downtown employees and visitors, a commercial space which will be used as a workforce enterprise café, and BCHA offices.

The site is located across the street from the St. Vrain Community Hub, the County’s integrated “one-stop” location for services including services for children and families, financial supports, integrated public and behavioral health programs, personal finance coaching and education, and employment training and resources. The Hub’s close proximity to the new residents will help support stable housing and healthier households.

In all of our neighborhoods, BCHA strives to welcome a range of residents, promote a path to self-sufficiency, achieve social, economic, and environmental sustainability and connect our clients to critical and vital services. The Spoke on Coffman provides an excellent opportunity to provide affordable housing in proximity to Longmont’s vibrant Main Street, local and regional transportation, and access to employment opportunities.

We are excited to present this virtual fly-through of The Spoke on Coffman, from RNN Architects:

Update as of June 8th, 2020:

A New Name

The official name of the development is now “The Spoke on Coffman”, developed through a “Longmont, Name That Neighborhood” contest conducted by BCHA with Longmont businesses and residents. Over a two-month period beginning in January, local businesses and residents were asked to submit their name suggestions. Thirty-three names were submitted, four finalists were announced, and then 135 votes were cast through a public survey with “The Spoke on Coffman” receiving overwhelming support. Thanks to Longmont businesses and residents for the creative naming of this new neighborhood!

Community Open House

On March 10, BCHA held an Open House event at the Longmont Chamber of Commerce. In attendance were local business and non-profit leaders, area residents, and representatives from the City of Longmont. The event served as an opportunity to update the community on the progress of the development, share the excitement of the many amenities of The Spoke on Coffman, and answer questions.

Planning and Permitting

The architect and design team resubmitted for the Site Development Plan with a newly-designed stormwater system in late May. On May 21, BCHA received a Permit Issuance Letter from the City of Longmont for the structural foundation of the apartments and the parking garage foundation and post-tension concrete structure. The City of Longmont Building Services Department will issue this first building permit promptly upon approval of the Site Development Plan.

Anticipated Construction Start

BCHA staff continue to work closely with internal finance and legal staff and external private and public financing partners for our financial closing with construction anticipated to begin as early as late August. Our team of staff and consultants has demonstrated resilience and progress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contractors and architects are currently working remotely, and subcontractors have followed suit while the team utilizes digital platforms to collaborate, plan, and engineer the development.

The following is a general timeline of The Spoke on Coffman construction and application/lease-up processes:

Milestone Anticipated Timeline
Anticipated Closing Date Mid August, 2020
Construction Begins Late August 2020
Application Release Late 3rd Quarter 2021
Tenant Screening/Lease-up Mid 4th Quarter 2021
Completion Spring 2022
Tenant Move-in Spring 2022

BCHA extends a big “thank you” to the Longmont Downtown Development Authority, the City of Longmont, and community organizations for their partnership, support, and outreach to members of their community.

Coming soon: A flyer and frequently-asked questions for more information about The Spoke on Coffman design, amenities, application process, and more.

BCHA is committed to engaging with the Longmont community around the The Spoke on Coffman neighborhood of affordable homes. We are eager to provide opportunities for community members to discuss their hopes, expectations, and questions about the plans as well as how BCHA and Boulder County can be a great neighbor. We have hosted several community meetings to date, including the March Open House. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to update our website in lieu of in-person community meetings.

Check back here for:

  • Community meeting presentations
  • Community meeting presentation boards
  • Other items as needed

Sign up if you’re interested in living in a home at The Spoke on Coffman. Please note: this is not an application, nor does it put you on a wait list for these homes. Additional steps would need to be taken once the homes are complete and ready for move-in. We will contact everyone on this list as that time approaches.

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