Ten building contractors in Teller County have united to transform the vacant Lofthouse Motel in Woodland Park into affordable housing.
All week, contractors and volunteers from each firm will join Habitat for Humanity of Teller County for its largest building project so far. The project is a 1968 motel at 222 E. Henrietta Ave. that has been vacant 10 years.
The plan involves transforming the property into nine individual condominiums to be sold to qualified individuals at prices between $80,000 to $115,000, according to a news release. Monthly mortgage payments of $300 to $700 is “a price you surely can’t beat in Woodland Park and a true display of affordable housing,” said Jamie Caperton, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Teller County.
Contractors include Anchor Electric, C.W.’s Plumbing, Woodland Plumbing and Heating, Purple Mountain Framing, Crosswood Homes, G&G Handyman, Christensen Mountain Home Builders, SBT Designs, Hunt Construction and Dennis Christmas Custom Homes.
“We have also had the generous support of Foxworth Galbraith Lumber and the Teller County Home Builders Association during every step,” said Caperton. “Black Hills Energy … will donate insulation for the crawlspace, attic, perimeter walls, inaccessible attic spaces and pipe wrap, as well.”
The build is one of eight nationally selected affiliates for Habitat’s national Home Builders Blitz, which takes place all week.