Holly Square


Northeast Park Hill Neighborhood

The 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.

Request for Statements of Interest: ULC and Partners Release RFSI for Building in Northeast Park Hill

Written on January 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm

In partnership with Self-Helf Ventures Fund (SHVF) and the Holly Area Redevelopment Project (HARP) ULC released an RFSI for the current Roots Elementary building in Northeast Park Hill.

ULC Releases Report Detailing the Story of Holly Square in Northeast Park Hill

Written on June 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

In the report, “The Story of Holly Square: Gangs Leave Ashes, Residents Rebuild the Heart of a Neighborhood,” we tell the story of how a community turned the old Holly Square into a thriving children’s campus.

Roots Elementary Students Discuss Community and 303 ArtWay

Written on October 3, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Roots Elementary students spent part of their day learning about the new pedestrian and bike friendly loop, 303 ArtWay.

Vickers Boys and Girls Club at Holly Square

Written on June 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm

Read more about the Vickers Boys and Girls Club, a terrific ULC partner at Holly Square!

Unique Educational Program Showcased in Latest Roots Elementary Video

Written on January 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Why is ULC so excited to partner with Roots Elementary at Holly Square? Watch this video to learn more about their incredible program and how they are making such a difference in the lives of children in Northeast Park Hill! Stay tuned for details on our upcoming groundbreaking on a brand new school facility. Roots
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Designs for Next Phase of Holly Square!

Written on December 2, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Designs for the next phase of development at Holly Square are finalized!

ULC Development Partner – Roots Elementary – Featured in Chalkbeat!

Written on September 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

Read about how Roots Elementary is putting “a new spin on” educating kindergartners and elementary students! We are so excited to be working with them in the development of their permanent home at Holly Square! Stay tuned for details on the new school. Read the Chalkbeat article here!

HARP Receives 7 Responses for Next Phase of Development at Holly Square

Written on February 16, 2015 at 8:01 pm

The Holly Area Redevelopment Project received 7 responses from their recently released Request for Statements of Interest (RFSI) to redevelopment the next phase of Holly Square. HARP's Redevelopment Committee will review the responses and recommend candidates for the community to consider. ULC highly encourages community involvement in this process, if you are interested in participating
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Holly Square Issues RFSI for Next Phase of Development

Written on December 12, 2014 at 9:55 pm

The time has come for the next phase of development to begin at Holly Square! ULC and the Holly Area Redevelopment Project (HARP) are proud to announce the solicitation for Requests for Statements of Interests (RFSI). ULC & HARP are looking for entities that are interested in participating in the redevelopment of 1.2 acres of
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Park Hill Community Working Together to Improve Safety

Written on August 11, 2014 at 11:03 pm

The Park Hill community came together this afternoon to discuss steps that are being taken to further crime reduction in the neighborhood.   Brother Jeff Fard and Gerie Grimes talked with members of the media about the recent placement of a barricade at the intersection of 33rd and Hudson as part of the Crime Prevention
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