South Lincoln Redevelopment
South Lincoln Homes is owned and managed by Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and contains 270 public housing units originally built in 1953 on 15.1 acres in the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood and within walking distance of the 10th and Osage RTD light rail station. DHA plans to redevelop the site to include a mix of housing products and a range of income levels including market rate, subsidized affordable housing, and public housing. New economic opportunities will foster a sustainable community and Transit Oriented Development that will serve a broad resident base. The first phase of redevelopment will occur on an adjacent brownfield that the City purchased and remediated using EPA Brownfield grants and City funds.
In collaboration with Denver’s Brownfields Program and using $100,000 in funds from an EPA Brownfields environmental assessment grant, Denver Environmental Health conducted a subsurface soil and groundwater assessment and asbestos building survey of existing building on behalf of DHA to gasp the existing environmental conditions and to inform DHA’s redevelopment plans.
- DHA-Denver partnership
- TOD development
- Highlights successful brownfields cleanup by City and catalyst for neighborhood revitalization
- Funds leverage: $325K EPA Brownfields grants, HOPE VI, EPA green infrastructure technical assistance grant, Denver CDBG funding
- Outcomes: 15 acre (4 city block) neighborhood revitalization, 3 fold increased density, new neighborhood services.
- Opportunities: future partnerships with DHA