Yarmouth Housing Development

2013 Jack Kemp Model of Excellence Award winner selected by the ULI Terwilliger Center's national advisory board. Award given to workforce housing developments that represent outstanding achievement in several areas, including affordability, innovative financing and building technologies, proximity to employment centers and transportation hubs, high-quality design, involvement of public/private partnerships, and replicability of the development, among other criteria.

A mixed-income residential development with 25 single-family units on 1.82 acres (0.74 ha), is located in a city with one of the highest housing costs per capita in the United States. Positioned at the southern end of the Holiday neighborhood, the project was developed by 4655 Yarmouth LLC, a partnership between Thistle Communities, a nonprofit developer, and Allison Management, a for-profit developer. Yarmouth Way offers three- and four-bedroom family-oriented workforce units in a city where most permanently affordable units have only one or two bedrooms. Ten of the townhouses and single-family homes at Yarmouth Way are affordable to families earning 69 to 109 percent of the area median income (AMI). Yarmouth’s unique site design includes a central lane that offers a common gathering space for residents and encourages neighborly interaction. Yarmouth Way demonstrates what can be accomplished when resourceful public/private partnerships cooperate to meet civic goals.

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Client: COBURN Development

Category: Residential