Property Improvement Project Updates
PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
The Plaza on Platte Apartments is former motel located on Platte Avenue that has been converted into efficiency, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The Plaza is program based housing for chronically homelessness persons taking the first step to permanent housing. The Plaza consists of a total of 33 units, originally constructed in 1962 with (1) one-story building and (1) two-story building split into East and West sections.
Plaza on Platte hosts our No Cost Grocery Program designed to provide healthy, fresh food options each week and offer the residents the chance to shop for the items that would best fit their households’ food preferences and nutritional needs. This month the pantry space received a much needed face-lift with new paint, flooring and storage renovations. Lighting and new multi-use furniture are being installed to improve the function of the program and allow for education classes including those focused on cooking and nutrition.
Thanks to grant funding from the Colorado Spring Utilities Community Focus fund, Plaza on Platte will be receiving an entirely new boiler system! Project work will begin in May!
Repairs to the front porch are being scheduled and a new exterior paint color scheme will freshen the property.
- Arcadia Apartments
- April 2021 Updates
- February 2021 Updates
- October 2020 Updates
- July 2019 Update
- March 2019 Updates
- January 2019 Updates
One of our smaller apartment communities, the 6-unit Arcadia Apartments were originally acquired in December of 2016. An already-sound building, desired improvements have included a new boiler system for heat, paving of the gravel parking lot, painting the exterior, and conversion of 2 of the units to ADA accessibility. Installation of a new and high-efficiency boiler system have just been completed. The Arcadia ADA upgrade project is generously funded by a City of Colorado Springs Community Development Block Grant. These Improvements will make the Arcadia Apartments a stable, safe, and affordable place to live for another generation.
The accessibility upgrade project is 100% complete with a recently completed parking lot paving and striping.
As of May, 2019, accessibility and ADA upgrades to the entrance and 4 ground-level apartments is now complete! Many thanks to our construction partners, TN Parker Construction and Tucco Construction; and our primary funding source, the City of Colorado Springs. Special thanks for ongoing advice and consultation by the Independence Center!