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. ULC’s unique approach and creative methods to improve the Denver region through strategic real estate development has been noted in CityLab from The Atlantic and The Guardian.

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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.

URBAN LAND CONSERVANCY


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SUCCESS STORIES

Roots Elementary is part of the 99 ground lease held by Urban Land Conservancy to ensure long term affordability.

Holly Square

The heart of Denver’s Northeast Park Hill was redeveloped by ULC through the community’s vision and now includes a Boys & Girls Club and Roots Elementary School.

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Mile High Vista

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

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Tramway Nonprofit Center

Sitting on an entire city block of Denver’s Cole neighborhood, this historic shared space center has been renovated to house 16 nonprofits that serve metro Denver.

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Park Hill Village West

ULC has developed the first phase of their  9.4 acre site on the University of Colorado A Line Commuter Rail which includes 156 units of affordable housing at Park Hill Station Apartments.

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NEWS

OURS TO OWN

Ours to Own is an innovative investment tool that allows ordinary citizens to invest as little as $20 — while earning returns — to contribute in projects and small businesses that strengthen the Metro Denver community.

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OUR PARTNERS

Urban Land Conservancy’s successful community impact depends on partnerships with public, private and nonprofits organizations. Each of our real estate investments include partner organizations, from affordable housing developers and schools, to municipalities and nonprofits working in shared space facilities. Collaboration is critical to our metro wide planning efforts.