The new Lamar Station Crossing apartments have a scheduled January opening, but interested apartment seekers will have the chance to get on the waiting list for the complex starting June 10.
The Lamar Station Crossing is a housing project by Metro West Housing Solutions (MWHS), which will be the first apartment community constructed along the W Rail Line. The site is south of the rail line between Lamar and Harlan streets.
There will be around 110 apartments, with 80 percent affordable rentals and 20 percent market rentals.
“When we start accepting names to get on the waiting list, people will be filling out interest cards rather than full applications,” said Brendalee Connors, chief asset management officer with MWHS.
“People will be put on the list in the order that we receive them. Around September is when we’ll start processing the list. That’s when we’ll require full applications.”
The interest cards that people will be filling out now ask for basic information like name, current address and income levels, while the full application will require checks on credit, rental and criminal history.
Connors said the complex will have five different rent levels, which people will be assigned to based on their income.
Rents start as low as $389 a month for a one-bedroom, $463 for a two-bedroom and $530 for a three-bedroom. Prices will go up from there, based on income levels, to market price, which is around $800 for a one-bedroom.
“Whatever someone’s income is, we’re hoping to be able to find a rent for them,” she said. “We hope to have all the residents selected by December, since the complex should be opening in January.”
MWHS is anticipating a high demand for the Lamar Station Crossing due to its proximity to the W Rail, as well as some of the special features it will offer.
“We’re going to have a great community service room and resource center that will help people with resumes and finding jobs,” said Paula Bolton, senior manager with MWHS.
“There will also be a computer lab and fitness center.”
Bolton said that due to the complex’s proximity to the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, as well as the short W Rail ride to Red Rocks Community College and the Auraria Campus, there will be an interesting mix of people living in the apartments.
Those interested in getting an application can stop by MWHS main office at 575 Union Blvd., Suite 100, any one of the other properties it owns, or at www.mwhsolutions.org.