RTD and Denver want condos, affordable housing at 29th and Welton lot

Naturally, they’re seeking community input first. If you’ve got thoughts, a meeting is happening April 15.

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Construction on the Alexan Arapahoe Square between Glenarm Place and Welton Street. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Construction on the Alexan Arapahoe Square between Glenarm Place and Welton Street. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denver Office of Economic Development and RTD would like to build housing, including some affordable housing, at a lot near the 29th and Welton Street station.

More specifically, this one:

Naturally, they’re seeking community input first. If you’ve got thoughts, a meeting is happening April 15 from 9-11 a.m. at the Whittier Community Center, 2900 Downing St., Room #1B.

But here’s the idea so far: OED and RTD want a development partner to build condos, including some that will be sold to people earning 80 percent of area median income in Denver. (That’s $44,900 a year for a one-person household or $64,100 for a four-person household.)

The development might have retail on the ground floor, though the OED says they’re seeking community input for what kinds of retail might be a good fit. They’re also looking for thoughts on “the extent that multi-bedroom units should be included in the residential portion of the building.”

Then later this spring, OED will start looking for interested developers for this project.