Ridge View Supportive Residential Community

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Aerial view of Ridge View campus showing several buildings parking lot, and open land

A future without homelessness requires proven solutions. The State of Colorado is working to help individuals by creating Supportive Residential Communities. These communities will help people to overcome challenges, develop stability, and achieve goals.

The Ridge View Campus Plan

The Ridge View Campus in Watkins, Colorado has been transferred from the Colorado Department of Human Services to the Department of Personnel for use by the Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing. The ultimate goal is to make the campus a Supportive Residential Community where residents can recover from homelessness, find long-term housing stability, and reintegrate into their community of

A future without homelessness requires proven solutions. The State of Colorado is working to help individuals by creating Supportive Residential Communities. These communities will help people to overcome challenges, develop stability, and achieve goals.

The Ridge View Campus Plan

The Ridge View Campus in Watkins, Colorado has been transferred from the Colorado Department of Human Services to the Department of Personnel for use by the Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing. The ultimate goal is to make the campus a Supportive Residential Community where residents can recover from homelessness, find long-term housing stability, and reintegrate into their community of choice. The Department of Local Affairs will be seeking input from the public and other organizations to make the Ridge View Campus a success.

  • Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Project: March 2024 Update

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    What is Happening

    Master Plan Summary Report
    Our Master Plan Summary Report is available here. This Master Plan is a guiding framework that will play a pivotal role in outlining the renovations and programming needs for the project, acting as a blueprint of our strategic vision for the repurposing of this campus.

    Upcoming Steps

    Solicitation for Implementation:

    The next significant step in our project timeline will be releasing three solicitations. Those include:

    • Renovations: Architecture & Construction - Released January 2024. We are in the selection process.
    • Services and Operations: Transitional Housing & Facility Operations
    • Treatment: Withdrawal Management & Health Clinic

    We appreciate your continued interest and support in the Ridge View Supportive Residential Community project. Stay tuned for further updates as we progress toward creating a nurturing and supportive environment for our community members.

    Engage With Us

    Visit the DOLA Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Webpage to engage on the project.


  • Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Project: February 2024 Update

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    What is Happening

    Solicitation for Implementation:

    The next significant step in our project will be to release three solicitations. Those include:

    • Renovations: Architecture & Construction - The Request for Proposals for Design/Build of Ridge View Campus was posted on 1/31/24 on Bidnet and VSS Colorado.
    • Services: Transitional Housing & Facility Operations
    • Treatment: Withdrawal Management & Health Clinic

    We appreciate your continued interest and support in the Ridge View Supportive Residential Community project. Stay tuned for further updates as we progress toward creating a nurturing and supportive environment for our community members.

    Engage With Us

    Visit the DOLA Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Webpage to engage on the project.

  • Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Project: December 2023 Update

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    What is Happening

    Master Plan Finalization:

    Ridge View redevelopment planning continues. This complex planning process was slightly delayed due to a newly identified need to complete an architectural assessment before estimating total costs. After receiving final revisions of costs, the Master Plan Summary will be shared.

    Upcoming Steps

    Solicitation for Implementation:

    The next significant step in our project timeline will be issuing three solicitations, slated to be released in the Fall and Winter. Those include:

    • Renovations: Architecture & Construction
    • Services: Transitional Housing & Facility Operations
    • Treatment: Withdrawal Management & Health Clinic

    We appreciate your continued interest and support in the Ridge View Supportive Residential Community project. Stay tuned for further updates as we progress toward creating a nurturing and supportive environment for our community members.

    Engage With Us

    Visit the DOLA Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Webpage to engage on the project.

  • Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Project: October 2023 Monthly Update

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    What is Happening

    Master Plan Finalization:

    The Master Plan will play a pivotal role in guiding the renovations and programming needs for the project, representing a cornerstone of our strategic vision for excellence.

    Upcoming Steps

    Solicitation for Implementation:

    The next significant step in our project timeline will be issuing three solicitations, slated to be released in the Fall and Winter. Those include:

    • Renovations: Architecture & Construction
    • Services: Transitional Housing & Facility Operations
    • Treatment: Withdrawal Management & Health Clinic

    We appreciate your continued interest and support in the Ridge View Supportive Residential Community project. Stay tuned for further updates as we progress toward creating a nurturing and supportive environment for our community members.

    Engage With Us

    Visit the DOLA Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Webpage to engage on the project.

  • Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Project: September 2023 Monthly Update

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    What is Happening

    Master Plan Finalization: We are excited to announce that the master plan process for the Ridge View Supportive Residential Community project is in its final stages.

    Upcoming Steps

    Solicitation for Implementation: The next significant step in our project timeline will be releasing three solicitations, slated to be released in the Fall and Winter. Those include:

    • Renovations: Architecture & Construction
    • Services: Transitional Housing & Facility Operations
    • Treatment: Withdrawal Management & Health Clinic

    We appreciate your continued interest and support in the Ridge View Supportive Residential Community project. Stay tuned for further updates as we progress toward creating a nurturing and supportive environment for our community members.

    Engage With Us

    Visit the DOLA Ridge View Supportive Residential Community Webpage to engage on the project.

    Updates

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  • Master Planning Process

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    The Master Planning process and report is nearing completion! We'll share the findings on this website once available. Stay tuned!

  • Community Survey

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    The Ridge View Supportive Residential Community is requesting community input on project development. Specifically, we want to better understand how you and your household might be interested in using public spaces on the Ridge View campus. To complete a quick survey and share your voice, please click here: Ridge View Supportive Residential Community - Community Survey. Survey closes 8/31/2023


  • Ridge View Community Engagement Process Recap

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    The Master Planning process for the Ridge View site into a Supportive Residential Community has engaged the community in a variety of ways. Our goal is to engage many diverse perspectives into creating a plan that serves Coloradans effectively. The primary engagement events have included the following:

    • 1/23/2023: Engage DOLA Ridge View website went live! The public can subscribe to Ridge View updates and submit questions or comments to staff
    • 3/20/2023: Aurora City Council Study Session Presentation & Discussion
    • 4/18/2023: Arapahoe County Commissioner Study Session Presentation & Discussion
    • 4/3/2023, 6/22/23, 7/24/23: Steering Committee visioning sessions
    • 5/16/2023: Programming Interview with statewide service providers and subject matter experts
    • 6/26/2023: Focus Group with residents with lived experience of homelessness and substance use recovery
    • 7/19/2023: Aurora Ward 6 Town Hall Meeting
    • Late 7/2023: Survey distributed to local residents to inquire about possible utilization of public services on site

    Future meetings: Local emergency responders, Public town halls and elected officials, lived experience engagement with procured service provider(s)

  • Master Planning Process Has Begun

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    The State of Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs, through its Division of Housing Office of Homeless Initiatives, is excited to announce that the master planning process for the repurposing of the Ridge View property has begun.

    Read full press release on the commencement of the master planning process.

  • Master Planning Process Starting Soon!

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    The State of Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through its Division of Housing (DOH) Office of Homeless Initiatives (OHI), is excited to announce that the Master Planning process for the repurposing of the property is set to begin!

    Continue to visit this page to get the latest information on the process and to sign up for updates.
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