affordable housing, book honors, more – Loveland Reporter-Herald


BirdWhistle affordable housing project opening in Fort Collins

Elevation Community Land Trust (ECLT), in partnership with the ​city of Fort Collins, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, TWG Construction LLC, Federal Home Loan Bank, Larimer County and Colorado Division of Housing, ​h​eld a ribbon-cutting ceremony ​Friday for BirdWhistle Townhomes, a landmark affordable housing development in Fort Collins.

Located in ​southeast Fort Collins, the development ​w​ill feature 54 permanently affordable townhomes​,​ according to a news release.

The location, east of Twin Silo Park, offers convenient access to amenities such as schools, the Front Range Village shopping cente​r​​ and I​nterstate 25​.

The ​city’s Land Bank program acquires sites currently lacking infrastructure​ at a lower price and then waits until development occurs around it. As surrounding projects construct the utilities and streets, the Land Bank property becomes easier to develop​, the release said.

The BirdWhistle Townhomes ​t​wo-bedroom units ​are priced at $255,000 and ​t​hree-bedroom units at $290,000. A monthly ​h​omeowners association fee is $261 a month.  ​Income limits and other qualifications apply.

To learn more, visit ​

In Brief

• Loveland developer Eric Holsapple’s book​, “Profit with Presence​:​ The 12 Pillars of Mindful Leadership​” has received several awards since its release ​i​n March 2023.​ Accolades include:​ Wall Street Journal ​best ​seller in ​hardcover ​business ​books​; ​National Indie Excellence Book Award in ​motivational ​business​; Amazon ​N​o. 1 ​best ​seller in ​business ​health/​stress and ​knowledge ​capital​; National Nonfiction Authors Association Silver Medalist​; and Axiom Business Book Awards Silver Medalist in ​business ​leadership​.

​• Human Bean ​will hold a Guest Barista Day​ on Thursday, April 4, to benefit Alternatives to Violence, a Loveland nonprofit that provides free services to domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking survivors. On April 4, ​10% of proceeds made at the 6180 E. Crossroads Boulevard location in Loveland will be donated to Alternatives to Violence.​  Representatives from Alternatives to Violence will be on site from 9​ a.m. to 11 a.m. to talk to customers and distribute information about the nonprofit. Any cash donations made by customers will also be donated to the agency.

• Human Bean Northern Colorado’s Guest Barista Day​ on Feb. 7 ​r​aised money at all ​1​0  of its drive-thru locations ​f​or the Immigrant & Refugee Center of Northern Colorado. A total of $233 was raised for the organization.​ Located in Evans, the Immigrant & Refugee Center of Northern Colorado serves to empower refugees and immigrants with services like English language training and assistance with immigration paperwork, to help them successfully thrive in the community.

• Parkwood Estates, a Holiday by Atria independent living community in Fort Collins, has completed a renovation project that made upgrades in design and amenities, including an expanded fitness room and renovations to the game lounge, living room with library, atrium, dining room and salon. Other improvements included added A/V capabilities in all common areas, exterior enhancements and energy-efficient lighting. Website:

• Cislunar Industries USA Inc. of Loveland has been assigned a patent (No. US 11929670 B1, initially filed Aug. 3, 2023) developed by four inventors, including Steven R Ward and Joseph W Pawelski of Fort Collins, for “Modular configurable electronic power conversion.”

• Otter Products LLC of Fort Collins has been assigned a patent (No. US 11926089 B2, initially filed May 9, 2023) developed by eight inventors, including Ross V. Bulkley of Loveland, for “Apparatus for installing a screen protector on an electronic device.”

• R.A. Phillips Industries Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has been assigned a patent (No. US 11926255 B2, initially filed June 26, 2023) developed by three inventors, including Jonathon Boyd of Loveland, for “Universal anti-theft bracket for commercial vehicle lighting.”


• ​Dr​. Katie Simpson is joining Coda Pet in Fort Collins, a startup enabling a network of mobile veterinarians who focus on end of life at home pet​care. ​S​he will join Dr​. Dan Taylor to serve ​t​he Fort Collins​ area.​ Website:

• ​Coan, Payton & Payne LLC​ attorneys G. Brent Coan, Brett Payton and Michael C. Payne, have been selected to the 2024 Colorado Super Lawyers list. Amanda T. Huston and Matthew Chudacoff have been selected to the 2024 Colorado Rising Stars list.


• Barbecue Classes: Frank’s BBQ Trading Post, 5943 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, is offering barbecue classes. A  Competition/Backyard Pork class will be offered at 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, looking at  Competition Box Building, trimming, injecting and seasoning. all the in’s and out’s of both backyard and competition pork,for $40 per person. For details or to register, call 970-966-7535, email or visit

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