LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– An historic site in Lakewood will be renovated into affordable housing for seniors. The Hospice of St. John is located at 13th and Everett Court.

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The hospice was the vision of Father Paul Von Lobkowitz.

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The property received historic designation last year. This project hopes to carry on the contribution to the community that the hospice began.

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“The site is a really low density, smart way to redevelop a property instead of tearing down important historic things and building new high rise and new mid-rise things that create a lot more noise and parking,” said Jim Hartman with Hartman Ely Investments.

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The hospice will be converted into 49 apartments that will be income and age restricted. The developer also promises that the grounds will be filled with flower and vegetable gardens.

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