March | 2022

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Shining a light on the people and places that make Archway so special.

A Message from the Chief Executive Officer

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Just as it’s unusual for a baby to be brought home from the hospital without a name, it’s equally uncommon for a real estate project to close financing and begin construction while remaining nameless.  And yet, that is where we found ourselves until recently with our newest affordable housing project in Lakewood, known on an interim basis by its address: 2275 Wadsworth.  The project received its major funding approval last May and began construction in December, all without an identity.  What to do?

We did what many organizations do when stumped by a problem with no obvious solution:  we formed a committee!  Led by Sheri Replane, our Director of Communications, we assembled a team to help solve this puzzle.  After a series of brainstorming sessions, they arrived at “Robinson Place”.  The committee felt that the project reflected the characteristics of one of Archway’s founders and our current Board Chair, Robinson Lapp.  Robb has devoted his whole life to serving others, most obviously as a Minister within the United Church of Christ, but also as a founder of Archway.  Like Robb, who has overcome many personal and professional challenges over the years, Robinson Place has faced many trials. This project will ultimately prevail because of our team’s commitment to delivering affordable housing and having the persistence required to get these types of projects over the finish line.

Thus, I am pleased to inform you that our formerly nameless project in Lakewood is now Robinson Place.  On Wednesday, March 23rd, we will celebrate our success with a groundbreaking ceremony where we will reflect on what it took to get to this point, and what this project will mean to our community.  Archway faced many obstacles in bringing this project to fruition, including the growth cap initiative in Lakewood, which severely constrains new residential development.  We faced the challenge of procuring the federal tax credits needed to make the project work, only receiving an award on our third try.  We had to navigate the financing and predevelopment process while operating remotely as a team due to the pandemic.  And, even after we closed financing and started construction, we were forced to defend the project against a lawsuit aimed at killing it.  The plaintiffs argued that a 75-year-old restrictive covenant was still in force and limited development on the project site to one single-family home.  Fortunately, after an expedited trial process – and quite a few sleepless nights for our staff - the case was decided in our favor.

Throughout this entire journey, Robb never gave up, supporting the Archway leadership team in our work to bring the project to life.  So, on March 23rd we will take a few moments to celebrate all who have stood by Archway and helped us make Robinson Place a reality, most especially Robb Lapp, our most stalwart and reliable friend and supporter.

Sebastian Corradino

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In the News


Archway has assumed the property management of Montview Manor in Denver which is a senior living facility for residents aged 62+. We are excited for this opportunity and to work with the residents there.

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We have a new date for the Groundbreaking Celebration at 2275 Wadsworth. We are excited to move forward with this project!

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Meet Sarah Blanchard!

Sarah and I began by exchanging hockey stories before we really got into the conversation. A native of Canada, mainly Toronto, Sarah is no stranger to wintertime pond hockey games and visits to the local rink. Growing up her family enjoyed activities outdoors, whether in the cold or warm season.

Having two parents that worked tirelessly in non-profit work, Sarah naturally took to the mindset of wanting to help others, wanting to be a part of something bigger than herself. This set her on a great adventure traveling across many countries and finding her way to Archway!

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Meet Mark Davis!

Mark is always bubbly when you see him, and it was no different on this occasion, even through the phone. We check in on how things are going since I used to see him every day at 40 West, Then we get to talking about him!

Mark is endlessly grateful for 40 West and HUD-VASH, both pivotal in helping him to establish consistency and reliability in his life. If there’s one thing that was clear in the time we spoke about his life leading up to living in Lakewood at 40 West, it’s that Mark has experienced countless circumstances all over the US. Maybe the most exemplary of this is his time traveling with a carnival.

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New Team Member Spotlight


Meet Gabriela Gandarilla Urbina!

Gabby is a Maintenance Technician at Foothills Green. In her role, she is responsible for addressing service requests from residents, grounds keeping, getting townhomes ready for new residents, and working with vendors. Prior to Archway, Gabby was a truck driver.


Meet Richard Brown!

Richard is a Maintenance Technician at Arapahoe Green. In his role, he is responsible for addressing service requests from residents, grounds keeping, getting townhomes ready for new residents, and working with vendors. Prior to Archway, Richard was an electrician for 18 years and a supervisor for commercial maintenance.


Meet Jose Ramirez!

Jose is a Maintenance Technician at Fountain Ridge. In his role, he is responsible for addressing service requests from residents, grounds keeping, getting townhomes ready for new residents, and working with vendors.


Did You Know?

Colorado Housing provides statewide housing assistance regarding affordable housing, housing assistance, tenant rights, and more by connecting Coloradans with local services. They operate a housing hotline at 1-844-926-6632. Contact this number at any time to speak with a housing counselor who will connect you with resources!

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One of the four dormitories that Archway has purchased at the former Johnson & Wales Campus to provide affordable housing to families.

Food Bank at Foothills Green! One of the most essential services we provide our residents.

Stem Science kids club with Denver 4H, teaching our kids about data with absorbency using wool, silk and cotton.

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