Health care facility
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Aria Denver is an infill community designed with a focus on the health of its residents and the surrounding neighborhood. Aria is being developed on a 17.5-acre (7.1 ha) site that was formerly home to the Marycrest Convent in North Denver. The development contains a 1.25-acre (0.5 ha) production garden, a greenhouse, and various other features to accommodate access to fresh produce. Because Aria is located on a major regional corridor, Federal Boulevard, that cuts through lower-income areas, improving access to healthy food benefits the community overall. Codevelopers Urban Ventures LLC and Perry-Rose LLC have built 72 affordable rental apartments and 13 townhouses; 450 homes in total are planned, including 28 for-sale units of cohousing, where residents actively participate in the community’s design and operation. The project will see future commercial development, potentially including a grocery store.
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Urban Ventures LLC and Perry-Rose LLC
Features and Innovations:
Production garden; Pay-what-you-can farm stand; Permaculture pocket gardens; Greenhouse; Shared kitchens; Health care services and nutrition education