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- Harlan Nonprofit Center West
Martindale NeighborhoodHarlan Nonprofit Center West is Urban Land Conservancy’s third acquisition in Lakewood. The 26,000 square foot nonprofit building is home to Easterseals Colorado, a longstanding charitable organization founded in 1926. Harlan West is located adjacent to Harlan Nonprofit Center East, which ULC acquired in November 2018. The office building is less than one-half mile from two high-frequency bus routes and one mile from the Belmar Shopping District. Harlan West was ULC’s fifth property acquisition using the Metro Denver Impact Facility (MDIF). MDIF supports ULC’s real estate acquisitions to create and preserve the affordability of housing, nonprofit facilities, schools and community serving space across Metro Denver.
- Walnut Street Lofts
Cole/Five Points/RiNo NeighborhoodsWalnut Street Lofts was originally a part of ULC's Blake TOD property, which ULC acquired in November 2011 through Denver's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Fund. In 2017, ULC announced our partnership with Medici Consulting Group (MCG) after they were awarded low income housing tax credits. In March 2019, MCG broke ground on 66 units of permanently affordable housing on at the corner of 38th and Walnut on the southeast side of the property. Walnut Street Lofts joined ULC's growing community land trust (CLT) to ensure permanent affordability and long term community impact. *Photo courtesy: Kephart Community | Planning | Architecture
- La Tela
Villa Park NeighborhoodUrban Land Conservancy acquired this property in December 2018 for $1.8 million. La Tela (formerly known as Inca Commons) was ULC's third acquisition using the Metro Denver Impact Facility (MDIF). The 18,000 square foot site is located in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District and will support a mixed-use development with resident and commercial space. Future development will include 92 units of permanently affordable for-sale housing for households earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). La Tela is expected to break ground at the end of 2019, with units expected to be available for purchase in early 2021.
- South Platte Crossing
Commerce CityULC acquired South Platte Crossing in December 2018 to preserve critical office space along a future transit corridor. This was ULC's first acquisition in Commerce City, and directly aligns with our mission to provide affordable office space to mission minded organizations and nonprofits. The six story office building is located at the 72nd Avenue and Colorado Boulevard station on RTD's future N Line Commuter Rail. South Platte Crossing is just over 80,000 square feet, and formerly served as the Adams County Human Services headquarters. In the future, ULC plans to allocate a one acre parcel on the site for the future development of permanently affordable housing.
- Oxford Vista
Meadow Hills/Summit Park NeighborhoodsOxford Vista - formerly known as the Excelsior Youth Center - is a 31 acre campus totaling over 148,000 square feet of building space in Southeast Aurora. The 17 buildings include an administrative area, residential dormitories, a pool, free standing cottages, gymnasium, auditorium space and small kitchens. Americorps - Southwest Region is headquartered at Oxford Vista, leasing 70,000 sf of space and hosting upwards of 300 young adults onsite for training purposes.
- Blake TOD
Cole/Five Points/RiNo NeighborhoodsUrban Land Conservancy purchased Blake TOD with Denver's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Fund in November 2011 for $1.7 million. ULC purchased Blake Street TOD due to its proximity to the Blake Station on RTD's A Line Commuter Rail. This was our sixth acquisition using the TOD Fund, a fund dedicated towards increasing affordable housing near transit corridors. Following the purchase, ULC stabilized the 1.4 acre property through the demolition of a vacant building and environmental remediation in 2012. ULC formalized our partnership with Medici Consulting Group (MCG) for the development of affordable housing in 2017. To learn more about the development, visit the property page here.
- Holly Park
Federal HeightsIn December 2018, ULC acquired the six acre site in Westminster for the future development of affordable and attainable for-sale townhouses. Westminster Economic Development Authority, the prior owner, chose to partner with ULC and Elevation Community Land Trust (ECLT) to bring permanently affordable home ownership opportunities to this future mixed-income community. Through Elevation's community land trust model, at least 32 townhouses will be available for households earning up to 80% AMI.
- Beloved Community Tiny Home Village
Cole/Five Points/RiNo NeighborhoodsOpened in July 2017, Beloved Community Tiny Home Village was created as an innovative approach to house those experiencing homelessness. The village originally consisted of 11 sleeping units, a shared bathing facility and a community gathering space and was housed on ULC's land at Blake TOD. Beloved Community leased the land for $1 per month until the village moved to their new location in Globeville in 2019. The tiny home village is the first of its kind in Colorado, and has been an extremely successful transitional housing model.
- Harlan Nonprofit Center East
Martindale NeighborhoodHarlan Nonprofit Center East is Urban Land Conservancy's second acquisition in Lakewood. The 29,000 square foot nonprofit building is home to the Lutheran Family Services headquarters, serving 30,000 individuals annually. ULC purchased the building for $3.7 million in November 2018. Harlan was also ULC's first acquisition using the Metro Denver Impact Facility (MDIF).
- Race TOD
Urban Land Conservancy purchased Race TOD in April of 2015 using the Calvert Facility Fund with additional loan support from the City and County of Denver. The transit oriented development (TOD) is located two blocks from RTD's 48th and Brighton commuter rail station on the N Line, expected to open in early 2020.
In 2018, ULC announced Columbia Ventures, LLC as our development partner for the $250 million TOD, with plans to include both permanently affordable housing options and community serving commercial space. Race TOD will also be the new home of Clinica Tepayac, a health clinic providing culturally competent care and health services to the medically underserved.
- 303 ArtWay
Northeast Park Hill Neighborhood303 ArtWay is a future 4 mile pedestrian and bike loop connecting the 40th and Colorado Station to Holly Square. In an effort to increase connectivity and mobility throughout the community, the trail will also highlight the visionaries, artists, leaders and community activists who have brought so much life to this unique and diverse neighborhood. In 2018, 303 ArtWay created a goal action plan to guide the future development, and is currently in the process of scheduling pop-up events, design workshops and community walks to determine future art installations, wayfinding signage and pedestrian infrastructure.
- ArtWay North
Northeast Park Hill NeighborhoodUrban Land Conservancy purchased ArtWay North (formerly known as Park Hill Village West) in March 2013. Denver's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Fund and program related investments from the Piton Foundation and Gary Community Investments financed the acquisition. In 2014, ULC partnered with DelWest for the first phase of development, 156 units of affordable housing. Future development will include both rental and for-sale affordable housing as well as community and commercial space. ArtWay North is a destination along the future 303 ArtWay.
- Holly Square
Northeast Park Hill NeighborhoodThe destruction of the Holly Square Shopping Center in May 2008 as a result of gang arson left a major void in the heart of this proud community. Together with support from the City of Denver, ULC acquired the 2.6 acre site in 2009. ULC immediately commenced an extensive community engagement process to determine future redevelopment plans. Today Holly Square is a vibrant community hub, catering primarily to children. The site is home to the Jack A. Vickers Boys & Girls Club, a 25,000 community serving building and an outdoor gathering space.
- Sheridan Station Apartments
Villa ParkThe land at Sheridan Station was acquired by ULC in 2014. ULC partnered with Brinshore and Mile High Development for the development of 133 units of affordable housing that broke ground in 2019. The site also includes additional land for future development.
- Westminster TOD I
WestminsterUrban Land Conservancy acquired Westminster TOD I in July 2019 with the Metro Denver Impact Facility (MDIF) for $1.75 million. The single story office building is centrally located in the City of Westminster's planned redevelopment area, and less than two blocks from the Westminster Commuter Rail Station. This was ULC's second property acquisition in Westminster as we continue to expand throughout the Greater Denver region.
- Westminster TOD II
WestminsterUrban Land Conservancy acquired Westminster TOD II for $4.3 million in September 2019 using the Metro Denver Impact Facility (MDIF). The 4.5 vacant parcel is centrally located in the City of Westminster’s planned redevelopment area, and two blocks from the Westminster Commuter Rail Station. This was ULC’s third property acquisition in Westminster as we continue to expand throughout the Greater Denver region.
Westwood NeighborhoodUrban Land Conservancy purchased the vacant Thriftway building in 2014. Later the same year, ULC demolished the building and started working directly with Westwood Unidos, a resident led neighborhood collaborative to determine what interim use would be best for the neighborhood. In 2016, ULC completed the construction of an interim pocket park and futsal court. Long term plans are to create a beneficial development addressing community need.
- Cole Train
Cole NeighborhoodCole Train is adjacent to ULC's Tramway Nonprofit Center. The land will be developed to include affordable for-sale housing and community serving space.
- Evans Station Lofts
Overland NeighborhoodIn 2011, ULC acquired the site with the TOD Fund and partnered with affordable housing developer Medici Consulting Group (MCG). Presently, the five-story development includes 50 units of affordable housing and 7,100 square feet of commercial space that opened in 2013.
- Mile High Vista
West Colfax NeighborhoodULC purchased Mile High Vista in 2011 with the TOD Fund. As master developer, ULC partnered with Del Norte for the development of 80 affordable housing units and the City of Denver for the construction of the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Public Library.
- Tramway Nonprofit Center
Cole NeighborhoodUrban Land Conservancy acquired the Tramway Nonprofit Center in 2007. Tramway is home to over 15 nonprofit organizations serving the Denver region. In 2017, ULC demolished Tramway's vacant warehouse. The land, now known as Cole Train, is slated for the future development of affordable housing.
- Mountain View Nonprofit Tower
North Capitol Hill NeighborhoodULC acquired the Mountain View Nonprofit Tower in August 2014 using the Calvert Foundation Facility Fund. Located one block from Colfax Avenue, the seven-story building sits strategically in central Denver and houses more than 15 nonprofit tenants who provide services to thousands of individuals and families each month.
- Villas at Wadsworth Station
Morse Park/Rural Acres NeighborhoodsIn 2012, ULC made our first acquisition in Lakewood with the purchase of the Villas at Wadsworth Station and in 2018 completed over $2.3 million in building improvements. With support from the Colorado Division of Housing, this acquisition successfully preserved 100 units of permanently affordable housing along transit. The villas are located at the Wadsworth Light Rail Station on RTD's W line.
- Santa Fe Ten
Santa Fe Arts DistrictIn 2011, ULC acquired Santa Fe Ten for $1.35 million using Denver's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Fund. ULC purchased this property as an affordable housing preservation in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. The site includes 16 units of affordable apartments, over 7,400 square feet of retail space and a newly renovated warehouse to provide affordable rental property for mission minded organizations.
- Garden Court at Yale Station
University Hills NeighborhoodIn 2010, ULC acquired a 1.5 acre site for $1.3 million, using Denver's TOD Fund. In 2016, ULC's development partners completed construction of the Garden Court Apartments which include 66 units of affordable housing. The apartments are located at the Yale Light Rail Station along RTD's E and F lines. To support true affordability along a major transit corridor, each apartment received an RTD EcoPass.
- New Legacy Charter School
Original AuroraIn 2014, ULC purchased a vacant bowling alley for $675,000, marking our first real estate investment in Original Aurora. Following the acquisition and demolition of the bowling alley, ULC the constructed a new 23,000 square foot school facility. Opened in 2014, New Legacy Charter School serves pregnant and parenting teens and their children. The school aims to empower students to create a legacy of education, quality parenting and personal success.
- Curtis Park Community Center
Curtis Park NeighborhoodULC purchased the Curtis Park Community Center in 2012 with support from Denver's Economic Development and Opportunity Office (DEDO). Family Star Montessori is housed within the center and provides early childhood education for more than 200 children in Denver each year.
- Curtis Park Nonprofit Center
Curtis Park NeighborhoodThe Curtis Park Nonprofit Center sits adjacent to the Curtis Park Community Center. ULC acquired both buildings in 2012 through the support of Denver's Economic Development and Opportunity Office (DEDO). The Center now houses five nonprofit organizations providing services to residents through the region.
- Social Enterprise Foundry
Sun Valley NeighborhoodULC acquired the 44,000 square foot warehouse in 2014 with the Calvert Facility Fund and with support from the Denver Economic Development and Opportunity Office (DEDO). The Foundry is home to three environmentally focused nonprofits including Blue Star Recyclers, Energy Resource Center and Mile High Youth Corps.
- Renaissance Apartments at North Colorado Station
Clayton NeighborhoodULC acquired a Budget Motel in 2006 for the future development of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) affordable housing. In 2012, ULC sold the site to CCH, construction commenced on the 103 units of affordable housing with permanent supportive services later that year. The transit oriented development sits less than a quarter mile from RTD's 40th and Colorado Station along the A Line Commuter Rail. Renaissance Apartments opened their doors in February 2016.
- Tennyson Center for Children
West HighlandTennyson Center for Children (TCC) was ULC's first real estate investment, a critical preservation of a school campus serving abused and neglected children for over 100 years. ULC sold the Center back to TCC in 2011 furthering ULC's mission to preserve community assets in perpetuity.
University HillsULC acquired this property in 2014 at the Yale Light Rail Station to support additional development within the station area.
- Jody Apartments
Villa Park NeighborhoodULC acquired the Jody Apartments in 2007 as an affordable housing preservation in partnership with NEWSED. The 62 affordable apartments sit adjacent to the Sheridan Light Rail Station on RTD's W Line. NEWSED owns and operates the apartments, while ULC owns the land through a 99 year land lease. This guarantees long term affordability for future generations.
- Dahlia Apartments
Northeast Park HillULC acquired the Dahlia Apartments in 2009, the first acquisition made with the Denver TOD Fund. The property consists of six buildings with a total of 36, two bedroom affordable apartments.
- Sheridan East
Villa Park NeighborhoodSheridan East consists of two properties acquired by ULC in 2012 and 2015, both through the TOD Fund. This future master site development will include affordable housing plus community serving/commercial space. The site is located adjacent to the Sheridan Light Rail Station on RTD's W Line.
- Habitat for Humanity Denver Home Improvement Outlet
BakerIn 2008 ULC provided a short term below market bridge loan to Habitat for Humanity to support their Home Improvement Outlet.
- NEWSED Multi-Tenant Non-Profit Center
Santa Fe Arts DistrictIn 2009, ULC provided a Program Related Investment to NEWSED to purchase a building in the Santa Fe Arts District. NEWSED sold the building and repaid their loan in 2016.
- 2000 Block of Glenarm
North Capitol Hill NeighborhoodULC in partnership with St. Andrew’s Church, land banked two parking lots surrounding the church. In 2017 ULC sold ownership of these lots to St. Andrew's Church to support their vision of an affordable housing development in downtown Denver.
- 25th & Stout
Curtis Park NeighborhoodULC acquired this site with a focus on affordable town home construction. Due to prohibitive zoning, the development was unable to move forward and ULC sold the land in 2015.