Wellspring Housing Update

A Letter From The Executive Director

Dear Wellspring Community,

Many of you have been anxiously awaiting information on the new housing and residential program that we are developing. While there are many questions yet to be answered, we do have some information to share! Our hope with this update is to fill you in on what’s happening and where we are headed. 

Last October, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners used ARPA funds to purchase the old La Quinta hotel located at 884 Park Street, adjacent to our day program. Since then, we have been working collaboratively with the county, the town of Castle Rock, the Douglas County Housing Partnership, and state agencies to design a housing solution for adults with I/DD. We have also engaged an architect, many engineers, and a contractor to develop the plans to remodel the building. 

Wellspring Housing is a new nonprofit organization that will own and operate the facility in partnership with the Douglas County Housing Partnership. This facility will be called The Unity on Park. The Unity will have 42 units, 22 one-bedroom units and 20 studios, in a multi-family residential affordable housing facility focused on providing supported and independent living for adults with I/DD. Wellspring Community will work alongside Wellspring Housing to provide residential care services within the facility.  The facility will be staffed 24/7 to provide the necessary support these adults need to live independently with success. 

This community will be integrated and intentional. This means that there will be a mix of disabled and non-disabled residents in the facility that choose to live there because they want a community that is diverse and intentionally building strong relationships. We think it’s going to be a great place to live!

We are now in the process of waiting for approvals for re-zoning and permitting. Once we get the green light, we are hoping to start remodeling in June. The remodel will take approximately 1 year to complete, and we hope to begin moving residents in the Summer of 2024. At this time there is not a waitlist, but you can be added to the interest list by emailing housing@wearewellspring.org

 As mentioned earlier, there are still many questions that remain unanswered. As we have answers and begin the remodel, we will send out more updates!



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