AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LAKEWOOD CO
Today after volunteering at the 9th Health Fair at Regis University with my friend, Linda Cochran, she asked if I wanted to take a tour of Creekside West, the new affordable housing building at 17th and Pierce in Lakewood, CO. I had been in the original Creekside building a couple of years ago and was impressed with the lovely interiors of that facility. Creekside West opened its doors for new occupants in late March 2011 and is looking for new residents. Linda is the Property Manager for Willow Glen which is a sister property to the Creekside residences and she is assisting with the opening of this new facility. Both offer affordable housing for seniors. Willow Glen is located near Colfax Avenue and Kipling Street also in Lakewood.
The landscaping at the Creekside facilities is lovely—including a community garden with raised boxes, for accessibility to gardeners of all abilities. Trees were in bloom and nice outside seating is provided. The new residence has “green” features i.e. solar panels and a water soaker system for irrigating the trees and lawn. Underground parking is provided.
We visited several apartments with permission of the residents. I was amazed at the storage space and closet space in each unit. There are studio apartments, one and two-bedroom units, each with their own lanai. Each floor has a different décor, with bold colors and furnishings to match. The artwork, beginning with the office area to all sitting and dining areas, is tastefully furnished with unusual wall decorations and table pieces. Creekside’s neighbor is the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and is scheduled to provide sculptures in the near future.
The residents I met said they are totally happy with their new home and remarked that Creekside is nicer than any home they have ever occupied. Creekside and Willow Glen offer numerous activities for residents to take part in if they so desire. Nearby shopping is a great feature to both Willow Glen and Creekside. Over all I am impressed and I want to thank you, Linda, for the tour. To get information about either property, call Linda Cochran at 303-996-7770
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