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West Colfax Neighborhood
ULC purchased Mile High Vista in 2011 through Denver’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Fund. For the first time, ULC acted as master developer of the 2-acre parcel. As master site developer, this process included the remediation and infrastructure for the entire property. Construction started in November 2011.
In addition to the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Denver Public Library, ULC also developed the Avondale Apartments. These 80 units of affordable housing include commercial retail space on the ground level. At the present time, future plans for the remaining parcel of land on the site is underway. In the meantime, we are evaluating the feasibility of constructing affordable for-sale housing.
Written on June 1, 2017 at 7:29 pm
With proposed tax cuts for transit and housing programs in the 2018 federal budget, Rail~volution explored the Mile High Vista transit-oriented development in West Colfax to showcase the importance – and challenges – of a successful housing development near transit.
Written on May 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm
The Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Library is located in West Denver, and gained significant community support since opening its doors in 2015. The library sees over 130,000 visitors each year, and offers a range of programming to meet a variety of needs.
Written on August 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm
The Avondale Apartments Yesterday evening, Urban Land Conservancy’s development partners, Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corporation, celebrated the grand opening of The Avondale Apartments at Mile High Vista. The 7-story apartment building boasts 80 units including 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments. The complex is entirely workforce and affordable housing with all units set aside for
Written on April 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm
Remember when Mile High Vista was just a parking lot? Not anymore! Check out the progress of construction for both the new Corky Gonzales Library AND the Avondale Apartments pictured below! The apartments are currently scheduled for completion in late summer by Del Norte NDC and the City of Denver’s library is expected to open
Written on October 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm
Urban Land Institute writes about Colfax Avenue in the latest Urban Land Magazine, and features ULC’s Mile High Vista development at Colfax and Irving. Mile High Vista is one of several catalytic developments taking place along Colfax, the longest street in the country. Read about how Colfax is again a conduit for new development in
Written on August 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm
What a beautiful morning for a groundbreaking! Close to 100 people gathered today to celebrate a new library breaking ground in west Denver. Denver’s city librarian, Shirley Amore spoke about this library and how it is a place not only to share with the community but also to build community at the gateway to west
Written on August 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm
Next time you drive by Colfax and Irving, you may notice a new sign posted. ULC wanted to display all of the partners involved in the successful mixed-use development at Mile High Vista. It takes quite a village to develop something as catalytic as Mile High Vista! Soon the utilities and infrastructure work will be
Written on May 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm
In 2011, the Denver Public Library and their architect, Studiotrope Design Collective, held three community meetings to gather input on the function and design of the new branch library. This highly-anticipated community asset will not only provide a place for the community to come together but will add an appealing element to the landscape of
Written on February 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm
Written on December 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm
Infrastructure improvements have begun as of November, 2011 so the construction of the new West Denver Public Library on West Colfax can begin.