BOULDER – Located in the northeast area of Boulder, Velo Condos, is a new neighborhood of 70 residences conveniently located near the Cottonwood, Goose Creek and Wonderland Creek Bike Paths, as well as the 208 RTD bus route and Foothills Parkway. With the first homes ready in 2021, locally owned and operated Denver area general contractor, DIRC Homes, is excited about this attainable new condo building. The first condos released will have one-bedroom units priced as low as $410,000. 14 of the residences are permanently affordable, as required by the city of Boulder, and income restrictions will apply.
“I am so excited to be part of bringing an innovative and affordable housing option to the Boulder market, and to introduce our company vision, “to be the company of choice for all stakeholders by redefining home construction” to the market. This vision helps us to embrace the community and is in alignment with our core values,” said president of DIRC Homes, Randy Henckel, adding, “Being part of this significant project in the Boulder community allows us to further our goals and partner with like-minded firms, like Thistle, to deliver quality and affordable housing by creating vibrant communities.”
Thistle, a Boulder based non-profit since 1986, is developing the community as part of their commitment to affordable housing. Velo Condos is Thistle’s sixth mixed-income community, offering both permanently affordable and market rate ownership homes. “We are excited to work with DIRC, whose construction expertise will help keep the final sales prices below what is presently seen in the market for homes of this quality, and size,“ said Mary Duvall, Thistle CEO.
All residences come with private garages, some with two-car tandems or oversized garages and affordable units come with carports; all homes have generous indoor storage as well. Every home has either a spacious balcony, outdoor patio and/or enclosed yard with abundant windows to take in the surroundings. There is a community area for parties, co-working, coffee time, bike repair and washing, as well as a pet washing station. Generous landscaping surrounds the site, and the homes will have high-quality finishes. Every residence meets stringent energy-efficiency requirements.
There are numerous breweries, cafes and shops within biking distance. The Valmont Bike Park, the Valmont Disc Golf Course and the Valmont Dog Park are neighborhood amenities. Velo Condos have unparalleled views of the Flatirons and the Front Range. Featuring modern one, two and three-bedroom units, Velo Condos’ twelve unique floor plans range from 706 to 1,450 square feet plus five unique live-work units, each offering an additional 500 to 700 square feet of connected commercial workspace. Preliminary prices beginning at $410,000 for the one bedroom, one bath condos and $561,500 for the two bedroom, two bath condos. All condos come with private garages ranging from one-car to two-car tandems or with a carport. Floor plans offer both one-level and two-story options with either private balconies or enclosed yards.
Said Henckel, “Finding another community in this area that will offer the amenities and lifestyle access that is planned for Velo condos will be challenging. We are proud to be a key partner in delivering this project and look forward to an ongoing relationship with the various team members.”
Pre-sales for Velo Condos are now happening! Estimated completion of the first residences is as soon as Spring of 2021.
Founded in 2012, DIRC Homes, LLC is a boutique builder focusing on urban infill and transit-oriented developments – revitalizing Colorado’s urban neighborhoods. Our homes and New Urbanist communities are a thoughtful collaboration with local architects to provide high-design, low-maintenance spaces to complement the Colorado lifestyle. For more information, visit DIRCHomes.com.