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Health center development offers innovative model for affordable housing

Published March 3, 2024 at 5:51 AM MST

A new development in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood that combines affordable housing, a health care provider, a pharmacy – and next, a grocery store offering fresh produce – is proving how collaborative partnerships with real community input can meet the needs of historically underserved neighborhoods.

Tepeyac Community Health Center Founder and CEO Jim Garcia said the innovative mix makes it just a little bit easier for people working two and three jobs to meet their family’s basic needs.

“A family that has very limited time during the course of a day or course of a week to go to a medical appointment, or a dental appointment, or get a prescription filled,” said Garcia. “And so, to be able to offer those services all under one roof represents a huge benefit for working families.”

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Source: KUNC News

Announcing the 2023 Eagle Award Winners

A HUGE thank you to the sponsors, nominees, and attendees for making last night’s Eagle Award Ceremony so memorable. Please see below for a list of the 2023 winners. Read more about the exceptional projects, programs, and people nominated here.

Viña Apartments
Viña Apartments in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood was completed in March 2022 by developers Columbia Ventures and landowners Urban Land Conservancy.

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Source: Housing Colorado


El Huequito Is a Taco Staple in Elyria-Swansea

 MAY 16, 2023 11:48AM

Now nestled in the newly built, mixed-use Viña Apartments development off of East 48th Avenue and Vine Street, Tacos El Huequito has established itself as a hub for community in the evolving neighborhood of Elyria-Swansea.

The business, owned by husband and wife Ramón Aguirre and Lorena Álvarez, launched in 2015 as a food truck. In 2018, it moved into a space at 46th Avenue and Josephine Street. Recently its landlord, Columbia Ventures, which is the developer of the Viña affordable housing space, made a significant investment in the eatery and brought it to its new home.

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Source: Westword


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