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ULC Forging New Frontiers: Poudre Commons in Fort Collins

Written on August 8, 2022 at 6:15 pm

As communities across the Front Range become increasingly desirable places to live, price increases, gentrification, and displacement have worsened. ULC recognizes the importance of creating and protecting affordable real estate that responds to these communities’ specific needs, which is why we’re so excited to announce our acquisition of Poudre Commons, a 23-acre developable site in
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Policy Corner: 2022 Was a Big Legislative Year for Affordable Housing- What’s Next?

Written on July 6, 2022 at 8:43 pm

2022 has been a landmark year for affordable housing policy in Colorado. Roughly 15 relevant affordable housing bills were passed during this year’s Colorado Legislative Session, addressing a range of issues from housing development to mobile home park stability. According to the Neighborhood Development Collaborative (NDC), a community development corporation composed of 20 Metro-Denver housing nonprofits
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Former Johnson & Wales University is Officially Renamed “Mosaic Community Campus”

Written on July 5, 2022 at 9:36 pm

In June of 2021, Nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), Denver Public Schools (DPS), and Denver Housing Authority (DHA) purchased the former Johnson & Wales University Denver Campus to repurpose it for community access and benefit. Today, the owners announced they have officially renamed the campus “Mosaic Community Campus.” The new name was attained through an
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Partner Spotlight: Eric Nesbitt

Written on June 2, 2022 at 5:16 pm

Eric Nesbitt, Esq., of Nesbitt Development, The Law Offices of Eric L. Nesbitt, and the Nesbitt Commercial Group, has been working with Urban Land Conservancy for more than eighteen years to support access to affordable commercial real estate and affordable housing and spur neighborhood revitalization. Nesbitt is a multifaceted partner, a real estate and business
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ULC Supports Nonprofits with Affordable Commercial Space: Creating Collaborative Office Hubs is a Big Part of our Mission

Written on June 1, 2022 at 7:29 pm

Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) is known for its work counteracting displacement through preserving, developing, stewarding, and managing permanently affordable housing, libraries, schools, and parks. However, it is often a surprise to many that ULC’s efforts to address community disparities include the acquisition, ownership, and management of commercial buildings throughout the Denver Metro Area.  Ever budget-conscious, nonprofits
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Park Hill Campus: Exploring Changes in the Community Through Data

Written on October 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Urban Land Conservancy approached the Colorado Futures Center to support our efforts in re-envisioning the Johnson and Wales University Denver Campus through a community assessment of the following areas that we believe will be supported by our acquisition and redevelopment.

The Benefits of Using Community Land Trusts with Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Written on December 29, 2020 at 11:05 pm

ULC commissioned Alan Gottlieb to write a report to explore the value of combining these tools to preserve affordability in neighborhoods facing the pressures of identification.

Shift Research Labs August 2018 Report: Economic Impact of Affordable Housing in TODs in Metro Denver

Written on August 22, 2018 at 8:30 pm

In August 2018, Shift Research Lab published a report highlighting the economic impact of affordable housing located at transit oriented developments (TODs) in Metro Denver. ULC commissioned the report, which is authored by Jennifer Newcomer of Shift Research Lab and Phyllis Resnick, PhD. Overview This project assessed the economic impact of affordable housing located in
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Shift Research Lab 2018 Report: Exploring Colorado’s Housing Affordability Challenges in All of Their Complexity

Written on January 31, 2018 at 10:49 pm

Shift Research Lab transforms data into actionable information that improves the social sector’s ability to serve Colorado’s low-income communities.

March & April Newsletter

Written on May 9, 2017 at 6:07 pm

ULC’s “Urban Update” is a bi-monthly newsletter to highlight stories you might have missed! Our most recent newsletter showcased stories we covered during March and April of this year.