Monthly Archives: February 2018

Recap: Leadership Connection with Roxane White

By Lindsey Delecki, 9th + Colorado Development Manager, Continuum Partners; Co-chair, Leadership Connections Subcommittee, ULI Colorado Roxanne White, Innovator in Residence at The Aspen Institute, shared the story of her “amazing, fabulous, accidental career” with a captivated audience at ULI’s Leadership Connection event on February 26th. From rural Montana, Roxanne studied religion in college and became a minister. Rather than taking the traditional path within a church, she detoured to San Francisco’s most notorious neighborhoods and worked with homeless youth as a social worker.  Eventually settling in Denver with her … Read More

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Are boom times leaving quality design behind?

By Michael Leccese, Executive Director, ULI Colorado. This article initially appeared in the Colorado Real Estate Journal February 19, 2018. Three years ago, Denver architect Jeff Sheppard dropped a bomb on our civic ego in a Denver Post op-ed titled, “Denver is a great city, so why the bad buildings?” He noted that while the city is “infilling” at a record pace and hitting cultural and economic high-water marks, we may not be getting the quality building design and construction that reflect our aspirations to be a first-tier city and region. … Read More

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Southmoor Advisory Panel Impacts Station Area Development

This article originally appeared in Denverite, from Andrew Kenney ULI’s Technical Advisory Panel Report on the Southmoor Station area recently garnered some attention as the city plans a Visioning Workshop for February 20, from 6-7:30pm at Thomas Jefferson High School, 3950 S Holly St, Denver, CO 80237. In face of fierce neighborhood opposition over past decades, development has stagnated and the station area has floundered, remaining a car-centric shopping area and resisting transition to a Transit Oriented Development. From Denverite: “But experts convened by the nonprofit ULI argued that the … Read More

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Healthy Corridors Workshop on South Broadway

An enormous thank you to all of our national level panelists who spent the past 3 days studying the South Broadway Corridor in Englewood and creating recommendations to make it a healthier place to live, travel, and work. About the Healthy Corridors Project: Across the U.S., communities aspire to become more economically vibrant, equitable, healthy, and sustainable places. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Colorado Health Foundation (CHF), Urban Land Institute (ULI) has created a national study to transform typical strip corridors into healthy places to … Read More

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