Hey West Denver – Get Ready for a New Library! 

Urban Land Conservancy has sold almost an acre of land to the City and County of Denver for its new public library!  ULC purchased the 2 acre Mile High Vista property on West Colfax in March 2011 using Denver’s Transit-Oriented Development Fund and has since invested another $500,000 into the improvements. Two portions of the site have now been sold for development of a new library and workforce housing.  Infrastructure work will begin in early June, and the library is expecting to break ground later this summer.   Read more about this much anticipated project!


New Workforce Housing at Evans Station!
Evans Station Lofts

After purchasing a one acre property at the Evans Light Rail Station a year ago using Denver’s TOD Fund, ULC has sold this site to Medici Communities for the mixed use development that includes 50 permanently affordable homes. Construction is expected to begin in a few weeks and will open for residents in Spring of 2013.

Since 2002, Medici has been constructing affordable housing developments to benefit neighborhood in metro Denver.  This particular sustainable development, named Evans Station Lofts,  not only provides workforce housing directly across from this busy RTD light rail station, it brings an economic boost to the surrounding community. Wells Fargo is the investor for this first family housing tax credits development at an existing light rail station.

 Mark Your Calendar for Bike-to-Work Day Celebration at Phillips Center


Carla Madison Bike Rack
New Bike Rack at Phillips Center
 June 27th is Denver’s Bike-to-Work day, and ULC will be celebrating bright and early at The Phillips Center in the Cole neighborhood! Please join us between 7:30-9:30am as we host an appreciation event for our tenants and the community. Since ULC acquired The Phillips Center in 2007, we have invested over $800,000 in capital improvements giving nonprofits a better home to provide more services and reach more people.
We will also be recognizing and thanking our community partners and the City for their support, specifically honoring the late Carla Madison, Councilwoman for District 8.

Come see the new bright orange bike rack we installed in her name, meet Phillips Center tenants, enjoy some music and of course have a breakfast burrito!

ULC Remembers Paul Sandoval


Paul Sandoval
Photo Courtesy of Glen Martin/The Denver Post
This month Colorado lost one of our great political leaders. Commonly referred to as the godfather of Colorado politics, the former Democratic state senator passionately advised everyone from governors to U.S. senators on issues big and small.Working with Paul made one think deeper and look farther at what could be accomplished.  He was a great father, smart businessman and an inspirational political leader who was driven to get things done but never demanded the spotlight.
Paul was a civil rights leader for many and we thank him for his leadership and determination to make the world a better place.