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Impact Awards 2017 Recap

WHAT A NIGHT! Crossroads Commerce Park, INDUSTRY, Red Tail Ponds Permanent Supportive Housing, and W Line/40 West Creative District take top project awards; Harry Frampton of East West is Legacy Winner for Lifetime Achievement; Sarah Snider Komppa of Tryba Architects named Rising Star; Special honor for Tom Clark of Metro Denver EDC More than 400 leaders in land use attended ULI Colorado’s third Impact Awards program on Thursday, April 6 at Mile High Stadium. INNOVATION: An anchor on Brighton Boulevard, the mixed-use co-working space INDUSTRY won.  Other finalists: Emily Griffith Downtown … Read More

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Apply by January 27th for 2017 Impact Awards.

Impact Awards ULI Colorado’s Impact Awards are based on the ULI Awards for Excellence, the most highly respected international program of land use awards.  As with the ULI awards for excellence, ULI Colorado will recognize projects that realize ULI best practices while also providing successful business and economic models. The 2017 Impact Awards will be held on April 6, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium and will feature project and personal awards in 6 different categories. See the application for review and the application submittal requirements here. … Read More

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Holiday Celebrations and What Is Next for Hotels in Denver

View photos from the event on our Facebook Page View the slide deck from the event on our website By Jenni Lantz (LinkedIn) On Wednesday, December 7, ULI Colorado hosted its annual holiday party at the EXDO Event Center in the RiNo (River North Art District) neighborhood of Denver. The party included an educational component presented by the Explorer Series Committee. This year, attendees looked into the hospitality industry with two panels: one on trends (national and local) and the other on local case studies. After a welcome from Michael … Read More

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Capitalizing on the Opportunity for TOD in Growing Cities

By Kathleen McCormick As the Denver metropolitan area has topped 3 million residents, potentially accelerating toward 4 million, a sustainable land use template for future mobility and economic, social, and environmental health is emerging within the framework of the 122-mile (196 km), 57-station FasTracks rail and bus rapid transit network, which includes expansion with five new transit lines this year. ULI Colorado’s TOD Marketplace event, held in Denver in early November, attracted participants from Colorado and beyond to tour various transit-oriented development (TOD) sites and hear about both lessons learned and … Read More

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New Housing Report


ULI Colorado’s new White Paper, “Overcoming Barriers to Affordable Housing in Colorado,” is now available. Read More

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Stock Show Recap: Colorado as ‘Silicon Valley of Agriculture’?

By Jenni Lantz, Consultant, John Burns Consulting On Thursday, August 18, ULI Colorado presented “Taking Stock of the Stock Show,” which explored the overhaul of the National Western Center and the surrounding area of Denver’s Globeville neighborhood. This Young Leaders Group Discovery Series attracted a capacity crowd of 155 to an event including a panel of speakers, bus tours, and a networking social at the cowboy-themed National Western Club. In 2015, 65 percent of Denver voters passed 2C, a measure that extends a tourism tax to fund the National Western … Read More

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ULI’s TOD Marketplace highlights real estate opportunities as FasTracks expands by five lines in 2016

ULI’s TOD Marketplace highlights real estate opportunities as FasTracks expands by five lines in 2016 RTD’s FasTracks network grows to 88 miles this year, opening up transit-oriented development opportunities at dozens of stations in the nation’s largest public transit expansion. Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado is celebrating these real estate opportunities with “TOD Marketplace: Today’s Lessons, Tomorrow’s Deals,” a two-day conference with 500+ attendees, 58 speakers, 45 exhibitors, and 6 tours, happening at Denver Union Station and Hyatt Regency Denver, Nov. 9-10, 2016. “In addition to a who’s who of … Read More

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Decoration Instead of Design: a Recap of 7/14 Design Forum

‘Decoration instead of design’ A blog article by Michael Leccese, Executive Director, ULI Colorado In response to ULI Colorado’s Design Forum on July 14th, 2016 Full audio recording and recap available here. “Denver, you are not alone,” began John King, the visiting architecture critic from San Francisco Chronicle, launching ULI’s second design forum, “Does Denver’s Boom Spell Architectural Gloom,” on July 14 at the Denver Art Museum auditorium. With 200+ in attendance, King reviewed lessons learned from his two-day tour of Denver’s more recent architecture and urban landscapes. In a blindfold … Read More

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NEW Educational Program! Development 360.

About the program: Development 360 is an educational program for ULI Colorado Young Leaders, and graduating Young Leaders, that aims to educate participants through in depth, project- specific information, about the overall development process. You must be a current member and 35 or younger to participate. Accepted participants will attend six sessions over three months, and will explore a recently completed project as a case study.  Sessions include a planned curriculum and feature guest speakers from different phases of the project, facilitated and taught by the project’s developer. This program is a “next level” … Read More

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ULI Colorado announces partnership with OppSites to catalyze development in Colorado cities

News from: ULI Colorado announces partnership with OppSites to catalyze development in Colorado cities # # # FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE # # Denver—June 21, 2016 ULI Colorado, the 1,165-member District Council of the global Urban Land Institute, has announced a new partnership with Oakland, California-based OppSites (, an online platform that directs real estate professionals to underused properties in Colorado cities, and nationwide, where new development supports community goals. How it works: ● Cities, Counties, and Economic Development Organizations can showcase publicly and privately owned properties that they want to see … Read More

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