The Lamar Station Crossing development is moving steadily along, and neighbors received an update on the project Feb. 13.
An open house was held at the home of 40 West Arts, 1560 Teller St., which gave residents and surrounding businesses a chance to learn about the progress being made on the project.
The Lamar Station Crossing is a housing project by Metro West Housing Solutions, which will be the first apartment community constructed along the former West Rail Line, officially renamed the W Rail Line.
There will be around 110 apartments, with 80 percent affordable rentals and 20 percent market rentals.
“We wanted to open up to the neighborhood and bring them up to speed on what we’ve been doing,” said Executive Director and CEO of Metro West Tami Fischer. “We’ve had lots of meetings about the project, and as we’ve built, we’ve been able to give more and more detail.”
Fischer said some of the progress that has been made since the last meeting include some changes in the design and color palette, which were on display for residents to view.
Options for the logo design were also on display, and visitors were encouraged to vote on which one they liked the most.
Bunny Malm, who has been working with the project for years, said that it’s not often one has the chance to get in on the ground floor of something like this.
The apartments will be close to the light rail, which will allow for a lot of transit, education and employment opportunities, and there are other features. There will be a gym, business center and community room, and will be classes on first time homeowner preparation, fitness and cooking.
“I’ve been involved and sitting in on meetings, and I really appreciate how included the neighborhood has been,” said Ward 2 Councilman Scott Koop. “It’s really important to hear what residents are thinking. They have a lot to be proud of.”
For more information on the project, visit www.mwhsolutions.org.