WE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE
Whenever a project gets completed it’s always a bittersweet feeling; you’re happy that the work is over and the building can be used for its intended purpose, but it still leaves somewhat of a void in terms of the day to day communication with the other team members and client. The affordable housing complex known as Connections at 6th is no exception, and it was a pleasure embarking on this path alongside Palace Construction and The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA).
As with any rehab project, we encountered our fair share of unforeseen situations. We had a tight construction schedule and on top of that, both Palace and AHA were in charge of relocating all of the residents to hospitality suites while sets of units underwent the rehab process. All in all, there are 68 units between the two apartment buildings and you’ll find multiple 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom unit types. Each unit received new finishes, fixtures, cabinetry, appliances, and lighting. Many upgrades were made to meet Fair Housing and ADA making the whole property fully accessible.
However, the interiors weren’t the only thing that got an upgrade. New landscaping and site work now define the pedestrian level and a refurbished monument sign gives Connections at 6th a brand new identity. Additionally, the new covered porticos with a renovated lobby at each building entry provide a sense of “arrival” for the tenants.
We hope you enjoy looking at these before and after pictures just as much as we do!
ENTRANCES & LOBBIES
- East Building = Green
- West Building = Blue
Thanks for following along!
Alex Parulis | Architect
08 MARCH 2021