23 May, 2019

Senior housing development in the works for Rifle

Rifle Housing Authority partner with TWG Development, LLC for 50 unit project.

Rifle Housing Authority project will include 50 senior housing units.

Rifle Housing Authority is looking to add more housing in town for low-income seniors, as the organization is about to submit a grant application to the Colorado Housing Finance Authority.

RHA is looking to construct 50 units on vacant land near the existing 106 senior housing units at Third Street and Ute Avenue. The units will be for seniors in need of affordable housing.

RHA Maintenance Supervisor Mark Sours said when he started with the organization the waiting list for applicants was around 20 to 25. Now, it’s up over 90.

On May 15, RHA Executive Director Natalie Bowman presented the project to the Rifle City Council, seeking council support for the project before the application was submitted.

Rifle Planning Director Nathan Lindquist said it’s pretty standard for the city to waive development fees for a project like this, as it fills an identified need. Among those are water and sewer system improvement fees, street impact fees and parkland dedication fees.

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