Josephine Commons Development


Josephine Commons is a new development to meet the need for affordable housing in Lafayette by providing apartment style housing for seniors and multifamily rental units for low income families totaling 153 housing units located at 455 N. Burlington Ave, Lafayette, CO  80026. 

Phase 1 - Completed August 2012 - fully leased, still accepting waitlist applications:

  • 70 unit senior 1 and 2 bedroom apartments
  • 4 duplex apartments 

Phase 2 - Construction to begin in 2013:

Aspinwall at Josephine Commons

  • 1- and 2-story townhouse units
  • 1- and 2-story duplex units
  • Look for more information in early 2013!

   Equal Housing Opportunity

We Do Business in Accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law.

The story behind the name: Josephine Commons

The site is named after Josephine Aspinwall Roche (1886-1976), who was the controlling owner of the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company, which owned and operated many of the mines in the Lafayette area, including the site upon which this 70-unit senior apartment building will be constructed. Watch the video of the story of Josephine Aspinwall Roche.


Resources and Services

A Resource Coordinator will be on staff to assist residents with a wide variety of needs.  The resource coordinator will work with seniors to ensure that they have access to:
  • Adequate Food
  • Appropriate Public Benefits
  • Access to Medical and Dental Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Advocacy and Support

Meeting space and a library will also be available for residents’ enjoyment and use.   There is also a beautiful Great Room and a large commercial kitchen.  These areas will provide many options for residents to enjoy:

  • Onsite Educational Presentations and Discussions
  • Residents can play cards, have book clubs, and study outside of their units
  • Wi-fi Internet access in common areas and Great Room
  • Beautiful views of the surrounding open space and park and gardens
  • Potential space for exercise classes, art displays and other communal meals and gatherings.

  • Unit Amenities:
  • All Utilities Paid
  • In Apartment Washer/Dryer Combination Unit
  • Patio or Balcony (most units)
  • Blinds and carpeting
  • Central Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Coat Closet
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Garbage Disposal
  • ADA Accessible units (6 total)
  • Reasonable Accommodations can be made and will be considered on a case by case basis

Floor Plans

One and Two Bedroom Units (Senior Building)


     Interest List

    To be added to the senior building interest list email your name, telephone number, address and email address to Edna Guillen at


    A $14.00 per person, NON-REFUNDABLE application fee will be collected once a unit becomes available. Please do not send money now;

    Every household member must be aged 55 or older.

    The total household GROSS annual income, before any deductions, cannot exceed:

    • 1-person household: $39,420 maximum
    • 2-person household: $45,060 maximum
    • 3-person household: $50,700 maximum
    • 4-person household: $56,280 maximum
  • Must be able to pay the monthly rent – rent ranges are:
      • $820 for 1-bedroom units, depending on income and floor-plan
      • $950 for 2-bedroom units, depending on income and floor-plan
      • Pets: “Indoor” cats and dogs under 30 lbs., over 2 years old accepted with additional pet deposit.  These pet rules are waived for assistance animals;
      • All household members must pass criminal background check, including the National Sex Offender database;
      • All household members must have clean rental background;

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Application for Josephine Commons

      Equal Housing Opportunity

       Information and Meetings

      There are no public meetings scheduled at this time.  For more information please contact Edna Guillen at 720-564-2281.

       Photo Gallery

      Josephine Commons Development Photo Gallery

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