News & Announcements

Studio Completiva: Using Design to Create People-Focused Communities

Written on August 8, 2022 at 7:04 pm

When Yong Cho founded architectural firm Studio Completiva (SC) in 1995, no one was really using terms like “social equity” or “mission-based firm.” But indeed that was his vision for the company: to use design to create stronger more equitable communities—places that make people happy and places and buildings that bring joy and a greater
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ULC Forging New Frontiers: Poudre Commons in Fort Collins

Written on August 8, 2022 at 6:15 pm

As communities across the Front Range become increasingly desirable places to live, price increases, gentrification, and displacement have worsened. ULC recognizes the importance of creating and protecting affordable real estate that responds to these communities’ specific needs, which is why we’re so excited to announce our acquisition of Poudre Commons, a 23-acre developable site in
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Policy Corner: 2022 Was a Big Legislative Year for Affordable Housing- What’s Next?

Written on July 6, 2022 at 8:43 pm

2022 has been a landmark year for affordable housing policy in Colorado. Roughly 15 relevant affordable housing bills were passed during this year’s Colorado Legislative Session, addressing a range of issues from housing development to mobile home park stability. According to the Neighborhood Development Collaborative (NDC), a community development corporation composed of 20 Metro-Denver housing nonprofits
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Farewell to John Parvensky

Written on July 6, 2022 at 5:32 pm

Last month, after 36 years as President and CEO, John Parvensky announced his retirement from Colorado Coalition of the Homeless. John founded CCH in 1985, and since then the organization has provided supportive housing, healthcare, substance treatment care, employment support, childcare, and other services necessary to support its clients’ needs. Today, the Coalition helps over
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Former Johnson & Wales University is Officially Renamed “Mosaic Community Campus”

Written on July 5, 2022 at 9:36 pm

In June of 2021, Nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), Denver Public Schools (DPS), and Denver Housing Authority (DHA) purchased the former Johnson & Wales University Denver Campus to repurpose it for community access and benefit. Today, the owners announced they have officially renamed the campus “Mosaic Community Campus.” The new name was attained through an
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In Memory of Gerie Grimes

Written on June 2, 2022 at 9:12 pm

Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) would like to acknowledge the passing of Geraldine “Gerie” Grimes on May 11, 2022. Ms. Grimes was a pillar in her community and beyond, providing leadership to organizations such as the Center for African American Health, Denver Early Childhood Council, Colorado Black Women for Political Action, Holly Area Redevelopment Project (HARP),
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ULC Supports Nonprofits with Affordable Commercial Space: Creating Collaborative Office Hubs is a Big Part of our Mission

Written on June 1, 2022 at 7:29 pm

Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) is known for its work counteracting displacement through preserving, developing, stewarding, and managing permanently affordable housing, libraries, schools, and parks. However, it is often a surprise to many that ULC’s efforts to address community disparities include the acquisition, ownership, and management of commercial buildings throughout the Denver Metro Area.  Ever budget-conscious, nonprofits
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Partner Spotlight of the Month: Blue Star Recyclers

Written on April 3, 2022 at 5:20 pm

Fourteen years ago, Bill Morris walked into an adult day program and watched four men expertly take apart electronics. He noticed how focused, interested, and downright skilled they were at the task. They also all happened to be on the autism spectrum. Morris knew these men had marketable skills and wondered if he would be able to find them some longer-term employment.

A Perspective on Sustainability by Grant Swanson

Written on April 3, 2022 at 4:58 pm

To use the technical term, the crawlspaces were disgusting. The year was 2010, and my company, GB3 Energy Solutions, had been hired to weatherize the crawlspaces at ULC’s Dahlia Street Apartments.

Re:Vision and Urban Land Conservancy Partner to Make RISE Westwood A Site for Optimum Community Benefit

Written on April 1, 2022 at 11:21 pm

Denver – Denver-area nonprofit, Re:Vision, helps cultivate thriving, resilient communities by developing local leaders, growing community food systems, and building a locally-owned economy.