Lost and Found

Atlantis Apartments

Denver, CO

Atlantis Community Inc. (ACI) is a non-profit organization, established in 1974. At that time, the practice of “warehousing” young disabled adults in nursing homes and other institutions was common practice. The founders of Atlantis set out to change that and offer these young people alternatives to that bleak life prospect.  Atlantis, the lost city, is and always has aimed to be a place where people with disabilities could establish their independence with community support. The organization is very well known nationwide for its advocacy work on behalf of the disabled and are given great credit for the eventual passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.

Located two blocks from the Alameda light rail station in the Baker neighborhood of Denver, the Atlantis Apartments will be a transit oriented design community (TOD) that caters to all its tenant populations.  This signature project for the disabled community consists of 60 one and two-bedroom units that are Universally Designed to be adaptable and accessible so that up to 25% of the units can be occupied by lower income persons with disabilities.  The project will also house, as a separate legal entity on the ground floor, approximately 5,140 SF of office/training space to be occupied by ACI and a community room of approximately 1,250 SF.