More Than 100 Energy-Efficient Homes Coming to Denver’s West Colfax Neighborhood

Over a dozen shovels tossing sand on Wednesday morning signaled the beginning of a new housing project along West Colfax in Denver.

“The need was too great for this land to remain unused,” said Sarah Harman, senior vice president of real estate for Urban Land Conservancy.

According to CBS News, the land sits right next to the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Library at W. Colfax and Irving Street. It’s an area in a seemingly constant state of development, and some neighbors say that has forced several families to leave due to rising rent.

“Where it gets really personal is our kids are in the local schools, so these are their classmates [that are displaced],” said Shantelle Mulliniks.

Mulliniks has lived in the West Colfax Neighborhood for more than a decade, so she’s seen quite a bit of change. She told CBS News Colorado the coming affordable housing complex is a welcome addition.

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