Building an affordable future – the latest news from ULC

Affordable real estate. For good.

July 2024

Construction now underway on The Irving at Mile High Vista


Where affordability and sustainability go hand-in-hand

Urban Land Conservancy recently broke ground on The Irving at Mile High Vista, located at West Colfax and Irving. This climate-friendly building will offer 102 permanently affordable homes to those earning 20-80% of the area median income (AMI). 


The City and County of Denver is among several key financial partners helping to bring this housing to life. “The Irving represents our city and partners’ dedication and commitment to creating inclusive neighborhoods where residents of all backgrounds can call home,” Mayor Mike Johnston said. Read more about The Irving

The Irving is among the first to use Prop 123 funding, which voters approved in 2022. Check out The Colorado Sun’s coverage of Prop 123’s implementation.

Housing coming to the Mosaic Community Campus

This summer, the nonprofit housing provider Archway Communities will welcome the first residents to new, affordable homes on the Mosaic Community Campus. Archway is thoughtfully renovating four historic former dorms to become 154 new apartments. The buildings are held in ULC’s community land trust, ensuring permanent affordability and community-serving uses.


The transformation of the intersection of the South Park Hill and East Colfax neighborhoods will continue this fall, with the Denver School of the Arts hosting classes on the Mosaic Community Campus for the first time. Read more in The Denver Post’s story on this “once-in-a-generation opportunity.”

Affordable housing and urban farming: Re:Vision

and ULC partner on an innovative approach

Local nonprofit Re:Vision cultivates thriving, resilient communities through food — including at its newest urban farm, Granja Soberanía, at 3401 W. Mississippi Ave. Re:Vision believes that Westwood should be a place where working families can thrive — with affordable housing, healthy food, a growing economy, and opportunities for youth. That’s why ULC is partnering with Re:Vision to bring new, affordable homes to Re:Vision’s Morrison Road campus to help prevent the displacement of longtime Westwood residents. Learn more via 9News:

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Denver Urban Spectrum Features Dawn Bookhardt

Denver Urban Spectrum recently profiled prominent Denver attorney and ULC board chair Dawn Bookhardt.


“Today, she is one of the most distinguished attorneys in the state, navigating legal matters for public and governmental sectors and providing executive leadership for several nonprofit organizations,” reporter Ruby Jones wrote.


Check out the profile at Denver Urban Spectrum.

Dawn Bookhardt

Affordable office spaces for lease through ULC

ULC Nonprofit Hubs are spaces where mission-driven organizations can thrive: vibrant spaces tailored for retail, warehouses, offices, commercial kitchens, and more. View our current listings, and let’s nurture the roots of change together!

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Happy trails to Chris Leding, and introducing

Diana Arroyo

Chris Leding (left) and Diana Arroyo.

ULC team update! Longtime ULC executive coordinator Chris Leding retired this month, wrapping up an esteemed career serving the Colorado community in public affairs, communications and executive support roles, including five years at ULC. 


While Chris will always be in our inner circle (though she may be road-tripping a lot more), we have recently welcomed Diana Arroyo to the ULC team. Diana is entering the nonprofit and real estate space from years in VIP hospitality and school nutrition. In her six years at Adams 14 School District, she oversaw 700 daily school meals. In a single summer during the pandemic, she ensured delivery of more than 100,000 school-provided meals for children and families living in and around Commerce City. Welcome, Diana!

Established in 2003, Urban Land Conservancy is a Denver-based, real-estate nonprofit that delivers affordable housing for the long term, as well as affordable commercial spaces for community-based nonprofits. ULC preserves, develops, manages and invests in affordable real estate for good, including through its community land trust. Learn more at urbanlandc.org.

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