The construction of Red Oak Park is moving along on schedule. The former home of Boulder Mobile Manor, a 60-year-old, 66-units mobile home park, this area just off of Folsom and Valmont is becoming an eco-friendly Boulder Affordable Housing Program for both former Mobile Manor residents, and other community members needing an affordable housing option. Now four months into the construction that started in early June, people are starting to get excited about this new housing development.
Residents of this site were relocated in October 2008 to other affordable rental units in Boulder. It is anticipated that a third of the original families will move back.
As the phases are completed, former residents will be given first priority on these new units. Originally, only Boulder residents earning up to 50 percent of the area median income would have been eligible to rent the homes. Now, about one-quarter of the project will be available for those who earn up to 30 percent or 40 percent of the area median income. These new conditions are ideal for those who used to live here and want to move back to their new and environmentally friendly community.
The first phase expected completion is February 2011 with the entire project being completed by fall 2011, people are excited about the opening of Red Oak Park. Plans for additional phases which may include commercial units to serve the tenants are also being considered for the future. Keep your eye out for more updates on the progress of this very exciting Boulder Affordable Housing development, at www.boulderhousing.org.