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Urban Land Conservancy purchased the vacant Thriftway building in 2014. Later the same year, ULC demolished the building to pave the way for future redevelopment. Immediately following the demolition, ULC started working directly with Westwood Unidos, a resident led neighborhood collaborative. Together with local community members, the two determined what interim use would be best for the neighborhood.
In 2016, following a intensive community engagement process, ULC completed the construction of an interim pocket park and futsal court on the property. Long term plans for the site are to create a beneficial development to directly address the needs of the community. Through a future community engagement process ULC will create a catalytic neighborhood asset for Westwood residents.
Written on December 5, 2017 at 6:28 pm
The playground, which was funded through a grant from Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT program, was constructed in just one day!
Written on July 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm
Check out our latest video featuring the Westwood community during the Thriftway Pocket Park and futsal court’s grand opening celebration!
Written on June 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm
ULC, community partners and local Westwood residents joined together to celebrate the grand opening of the Thriftway Pocket Park, which will serve as a temporary space for community use in the heart of Westwood.
Written on October 24, 2016 at 8:37 pm
Thank you to everyone who participated in the volunteer day on Saturday in Westwood! The futsal court is almost complete!
Written on October 14, 2016 at 4:14 pm
Mayor Michael Hancock, Councilman Paul Lopez, Denver’s Office of Economic Development and community stakeholders tour City investments made in Westwood – including ULC’s Thriftway project!
Written on September 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm
In case you have not driven down Morrison Road in Westwood for a while, take a look at what ULC has been doing with the Old Thriftway property at 4401 Morrison Road. Here’s what we acquired: Here’s what we decided to do with it: And here is what we will be working with to develop
Written on September 3, 2014 at 9:10 pm
This morning ULC was joined by Councilman Paul Lopez, Denver Office of Economic Development executive director Paul Washington, Regional Administrator U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Rick Garcia and the Westwood community to celebrate the demolition of the old Thriftway building. This dangerous eyesore on Morrison Road has been a negative focus of the
Written on August 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm
On Tuesday, Urban Land Conservancy’s recently acquired Thriftway property made its television debut on Telemundo Denver during both the 5:30 and 10pm newshours. The story is entirely in Spanish which is great for the mostly Spanish-speaking community in the Westwood neighborhood, however if you are more of an English speaker, The Denver Post article might better suit
Written on June 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm