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HOW WE WORK

Urban Land Conservancy acquires, develops and preserves community real estate
assets in urban areas for a variety of community needs such as schools, affordable
housing, community centers and office space for nonprofits.

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When land is expensive, it is often unfeasible to use it for community-oriented facilities such as libraries or senior housing. ULC acquires land and buildings at today’s prices to preserve these properties for the community.

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Challenging community projects require more capital, resources, and coordination than any single organization  may possess. ULC provides expertise and resources to facilitates the community development process.

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In circumstances where an existing community asset is in danger of closing, ULC works to preserve the building and land so that the organization can continue to serve the community.

‘OURS TO OWN’ DENVER INITIATIVE

The Urban Land Conservancy is joining a movement of people who believe that we can all
have a stake in building a strong, equitable future for the Denver Metro area. Check out the
‘Ours to Own’ Denver video to learn about our work and what’s to come in the future.

Together, we’re investing in the local economy. We’re preserving real estate for community benefit. We’re helping small businesses grow and create jobs.

MISSION

The Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) is a nonprofit organization that invests in real estate for
the long-term benefit of Colorado communities.

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ULC preserves land and buildings in urban areas to enrich neighborhoods and preserve community assets for future generations. ULC acquires and holds strategic sites in anticipation of market changes.  ULC forms long-term partnerships with nonprofit, for-profit and governmental organizations and collaborating on land banking and community-inspired development strategies.

PROJECTS

Holly Square denver

Holly Square

The heart of Denver’s Northeast Park Hill is being redeveloped by ULC through the community’s vision and now includes sports courts and a new Boys & Girls Club

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Mile High Vista

Located in Denver on Colfax Avenue, this site is home to the new Corky Gonzales Library, 80 units of affordable housing and commercial space for nonprofits

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Tramway Denver

Tramway Nonprofit Center

Sitting on an entire city block of Denver’s Cole neighborhood, this historic shared space center has been renovated to house 15 nonprofits that serve metro Denver

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Park Hill Village West

ULC is developing this 9.4 acre site on the East Commuter Rail Line to include affordable housing, and linkage to jobs, education and health services

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NEWS

10 YEARS STRONG

Urban Land Conservancy celebrates 10 successful years by showcasing properties and programs including Holly Square, Westwood Unidos and the Transit Oriented Development Fund.

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