Curtis Park Community Center Transformed!

The conversion and renovation of the community center and nonprofit center is almost complete!  Improvements to the shared space gymnasium includes new paint, new mechanical system, new lighting, new gym floor and new bathrooms with a separate entry to provide a shared space identity separate from the Family Star Montessori school. Family Star is converting the remaining space from an old classroom and recreation space to a Montessori specific programmed space.

DPP EventJust over a week ago, our shared space partner here at Common Roots celebrated the fifth year anniversary of the Denver Preschool Program with Mayor Michael Hancock, honoring Governor John Hickenlooper and Sam Gary, founder of ULC.  Despite being in the midst of construction, the event took place in the Curtis Park Community Center and was a great success.  Congratulations on a very successful 5 years DPP!

ULC will have invested more than $1.5 million into the facility including acquisition and improvements by the end of 2012.  The Community Center and Nonprofit Center are model examples of how ULC invests in and preserves community real estate assets for neighborhood benefit.

Join ULC as we Commend the Denver Shared Space Project’s Newest Nonprofit Shared Space Center

Denver Shared Space Project, a partnership between Denver’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, Urban Land Conservancy and Piton Foundation, celebrates Denver’s newest shared space!

The Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits, invites you to join us for a very special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as we embark on a decade of deeper partnership and impact for the nonprofit sector.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits, 789 Sherman Street, Denver

RSVP: or 720-913-8852

Located at 789 Sherman Street – and home to the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, Community Resource Center, Community Shares of Colorado, and Metro Volunteers  – this new shared space will be a vital and visionary hub for capacity building and professional support for the entire Colorado nonprofit sector.

We hope you will join us for this momentous occasion, and meet the new DSSP Coordinator Megan Devenport!

Holly Square Redevelopment Moves Forward as Boys & Girls Club Breaks Ground on Nancy P. Anschutz Center

ULC celebrated with the northeast Park Hill community this month as the Boys & GirlsClub broke ground on the Nancy P. Anschutz Center, home of the Jack A. Vickers Boys & Girls Club.  The center will be welcomed into the community because of the extensive resident engagement process that took place with the leadership group: Holly Area Redevelopment Project which includes ULC, The Denver Foundation’s Strengthening Neighborhoods Program, community stakeholders and resident leaders.
B&G Club Groundbreaking

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, our proud partner at Holly Square, building a positive community asset for youth in northeast Park Hill.

Streets of Downtown Denver Teemed with Urban Land Institute Annual Fall Meeting Attendees

This month ULI brought thousands of architects, planners, policy makers, city representatives, engineers and construction professionals from around the globe to Denver for the annual fall meeting.  ULC was honored to present on 2 occasions, about transit-oriented development around FasTracks with RTD and our partner Medici Communities; and to the Affordable Workforce Housing Council specifically about housing at transit sites.

In the latest issue of ULI’s UrbanLand magazine, Denver’s revitalization projects were highlighted, including Colfax Avenue catalytic developments: Mile High Vista, whose development partners include ULC, City of Denver, Del NorteWest Colfax BID and Mile High Connects, and CCH’s West End Flats.  Development has begun at Mile High Vista with new library construction, Del Norte’s housing development is expected to start in January 2013.