Mason Place has been honored with a City of Fort Collins 2022 Urban Design Award. The Permanent Supportive Housing community is the first ever honoree in the new housing award category.
The housing award category covers any housing design project that advances the City’s Housing Strategic Plan vision – everyone has stable, healthy housing they can afford. Projects could include Affordable Housing, ‘missing middle housing’, housing designed to serve specific populations, adaptive reuse projects, or sustainability focused projects that contribute to the community’s equitable development and sense of place.
The Urban Design Awards celebrate great places and people who design them. Urban design ranges from a city or city subarea to a single outdoor space and considers the look and feel, as well as environmental, economic and social consequences of design. The awards ceremony was held September 8.
Mason Place is a 60-apartment Permanent Supportive Housing community that opened in midtown Fort Collins in January 2021. Based on the principle that stable housing better equips people to overcome some of the root causes of homelessness, the community blends affordable housing with individualized support services for people with disabilities and veterans who have been experiencing homelessness. The built environment combines beautiful design, livability, and sustainability with trauma-informed design features that offer residents a sense of safety, comfort, privacy, and security.