A senior living center, with an emphasis on affordable housing, has been approved for construction by the Boulder Planning Board.
The project will go up on a 1.6-acre site at 1665 33rd Street and will include four buildings organized around a central courtyard.
The center will be owned and operated by the Boulder-based Academy Senior Living, which already has another senior residence complex up and running in the city with a combination of independent living, assisted living, and memory care residential space.
The new center will house 100 one-bedroom units and 6 two-bedroom units.
According to city documents, the project will also include office, restaurant, and retail space, along with an adult education facility.
Uniquely, while the center’s units will be affordable, marketed at 60 percent or less of area median income, there will be no space for resident vehicles, appealing to a growing senior segment without cars.
The site of the new center once served as the longtime home to Fruehauf’s, a popular Boulder patio and garden supply store that last year announced it was moving to Westminster.
By Garry Boulard
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