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Susan Powers

Susan Powers is President of Urban Ventures, LLC, a Denver real estate development company that has built multiple mixed income and mixed-use projects in and around downtown Denver over the past 20 years. Urban Ventures’ focus is to redevelop urban properties into communities that make a positive contribution to the neighborhood fabric and create sustaining value.  She is leading the redevelopment of a 17 acre former convent property in northwest Denver into a model mixed income, healthy neighborhood called Aria Denver that will include 400 residential units and commercial space. She is also leading the STEAM on the Platte development which is an adaptive reuse of a former industrial property on the Platte River, south of Mile High Stadium. It involves the renovation of a 100 year old warehouse into office space for creative businesses, the renovation of a former gas station into Raices Brewery, the first Latino owned and operated brewery in Denver and two other buildings. Urban Ventures has also served as a consultant on the design and development of the Colorado Health Foundation headquarters building and is currently involved with two affordable housing developments. Prior to creating Urban Ventures she was Executive Director of DURA (Denver Urban Renewal Authority) for 11 years (late 80’s and 90’s) and participated in the redevelopment of downtown Denver. She is a member of the board of directors of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, the Denver Community Health Services, the Elevation Community Land Trust and participates in many community initiatives regarding affordable housing