LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Metro West Housing Solutions (MWHS) is thrilled to announce that Indy
Street Flats—a 115-unit affordable housing community—was awarded Housing Colorado’s 2020
Eagle Award. Indy Street Flats was selected as one of four winners in the Project category,
which recognizes outstanding projects that add to and preserve the affordable housing stock in
Colorado. Winners were chosen based on a wide range of criteria, including resident-focused
design, positive community impact, innovation in design and developments, and
environmentally sustainable methods and materials.
The Eagle Award represents one of the highest achievements and honors in Colorado’s housing
community and winners are chosen by an industry-diverse community.
Indy Street Flats is a unique development in Lakewood’s Eiber Neighborhood, blending the
beloved 67-year-old Masonic Temple, portions of Belmont Manor–an existing affordable
apartment community—and a new building that architecturally unites these disparate building
styles. Occupying an entire city block, Indy Street Flats provides 115 units of affordable living to
local residents. It was created by an innovative team whose desires were collectively brought
together to help bring to fruition a project that both honors Colfax Avenue’s historic past and
contributes to Lakewood’s promising future.
In total, the apartment community features 14 studios, 41 one-bedroom, 46 two-bedroom and
14 three-bedroom apartments. A majority of the units serve residents earning 60 percent of the
area median income (AMI), with the remainder serving those who earn between 30 and 50
percent AMI. The rejuvenated Masonic Temple also features the first micro-units in Lakewood
and beautiful lofts that showcase the building’s historic ceiling features.
“Indy Street Flats is a truly collaborative effort on the part of MWHS, Shopworks, Taylor Khors,
and the Lakewood community,” said Tami Fischer, Executive Director and CEO of MWHS. “We
are thrilled to be recognized by Housing Colorado for its innovative design and vision, and we
are grateful to be able to provide 115 hardworking individuals and families with a beautiful
place to call home.”
The $37 million project was supported through public-private partnership and used more than
$2 million in state and federal tax credit equity. Shopworks served as architect on the project
with general contracting through Taylor Kohrs.
For more information about the event and the award, please visit the Housing Colorado