Saturday was a very exciting day for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association. After three and a half years of fundraising, meetings, partnerships and bureaucratic red tape, the Southern Lights housing project finally had its kickoff celebration! I have been in on the planning and meetings since the beginning and am very happy to see BARA participating in the community in such a meaningful way. The project will be the homes for 4 families and is located in the Holiday Neighborhood on the North side of town. The buildings were designed by Wolff-Lyon Architects and will be constructed by Cottonwood Construction (thanks Matt Fitzrandolph) along with a volunteer effort which will include at least five Saturdays of Realtors® with hammers, a bit of a scary thought.
The photo above shows the ceremonial check presentation of $50,000 from BARA to Mark Jellison of AHA (Affordable Housing Alliance). The photo below shows some of the people who have committed to purchase a home. This should be an exciting project and I look forward to helping with the construction.