William A Williams: Retirement community might work at 3303 Broadway

I would like to say the proposal to build luxury apartments at 3303 Broadway illuminates a long-term deficiency in Boulder’s approach to the need for affordable housing.

I find it hard to believe that the creation of a discordant collection of maxi and mini apartments will do anything towards alleviating the need for low-income housing in Boulder. Rather, these apartments target the wealthy, single resident. Rental rate per square foot is stratospheric. There is no possibility of squeezing a low- or mid-income family into 425 square feet. We need to provide a real neighborhood of family housing; there are examples of this in Boulder.

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