The Stella, a new affordable housing complex with 131 low-income apartments, opened Wednesday in Globeville.

The new building at 5190 N. Broadway includes 16 units for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at risk of becoming homeless. It also has 97 restricted-act units for incomes up to 60% of the region’s median income and 18 units for up to 80% of the region’s median income.

The Stella is a partnership with the Denver Department of Housing Stability, developer Gorman & Co., and the nonprofit Laradon. Units will range from one to four bedrooms with amenities such as bike storage, pet wash, play area and secure parking.

“The Stella is a testament to the power of partnerships and what’s possible when a longtime nonprofit service provider partners with an affordable developer to create affordability for current and future generations in Denver,” said Britta Fisher, executive director of HOST.

HOST contributed $3.5 million to the project from its Affordable Housing Fund.

The city was able to carry out this project thanks to a 99-year lease with Laradon, which provides resources and support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Denver also released a request for proposals this week for more affordable housing and community services in Globeville on a city-owned parcel. The deadline to submit proposals for the site at 4995 Washington St. is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15.