The remodeled, 10-story, administrative office building in Denver’s Civic Central neighborhood will comprise furnished studio and one-bedroom apartments, 96 of which will cater to low-income seniors aged 62 or higher. The remaining 14 units will serve Single Room Occupancy Units (SRO, transitional housing for patients in need of additional support after discharge from the hospital. The SRO units will provide Denver Health with a supportive housing option for patients who are medically stable for discharge from the hospital, but who are homeless or precariously housed and unsafe for discharge to self-care on the streets.
Lower-level amenities at 655 Broadway will include community and activity rooms, a maintenance shop, a business center, as well as exercise and physical/operational therapy facilities. The energy-efficient conversion will be certified according to Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. Sustainable features include high-efficiency mechanical systems, the use of low-VOC finishes, improved building insulation and Energy Star appliances. A partnership between Denver Health & Hospital Authority and Denver Housing Authority are developing the 110-unit affordable housing adaptive reuse project, slated for completion by April 2022.