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.

Nancy P. Anschutz Community Center at Holly Square

Written on March 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Design plans for the future Nancy P. Anschutz Community Center are well underway.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is working with OZ Architecture and expect that plans will be finalized by mid May.    

The Story of Holly Square – The Denver Post

Written on March 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm

When ULC bought Holly Square the first question we asked to the Northeast Park Hill community was “What would you like to see happen here?”.  After working with the community for almost three years the neighborhood will embrace a new neighbor, the Boys & Girls Club. Tina Griego with the Denver Post  has once again captured
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Anschutz Center will offer Shared Space for Nonprofits!

Written on March 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Shared Space at Holly Square Shared space and collaborative programming are key elements of the Holly Area Redevelopment Project (HARP) in Northeast Denver. The HARP Vision Plan recognizes that successful reinvestment strategies must involve coherent, collaborative efforts to deliver community-building services that simultaneously address education, public safety, and community development. As a partner in the
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Holly Square is the Site of a new Boys & Girls Club

Written on February 17, 2012 at 12:27 am

After 3 years of working side by side with the community of northeast Park Hill about redevelopment, ULC’s Holly Square will become the new home of the Nancy P. Anschutz Center.  This phase of redevelopment will be taking place due to a generous pledge from The Anschutz Foundation, who will give $5 million to construct
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Local Artist Completes Peace Poles at Holly Square

Written on January 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm

One of 12 “Peace Poles” at Holly Square   The Holly Peace Poles are an integral component of the Holly Square Peace Mural Project. Completed in December 2011, the 12 steel pillars remaining from the Holly Shopping Center are incorporated as “peace columns” evocative of the community’s desire to build bridges between all age groups.
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Holly RFSI

Written on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm

December 6, 2010 RE:      Holly Square Redevelopment Second Phase Request for Statement of Interest Dear Recipient, It is with pleasure that the Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) releases this Request for Statement of Interest (RFSI) for the Holly Square redevelopment. You have received this Request as we either know about your interest in the Holly or
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