Building Communities with Strong Values

The mission of Urban Ventures is to redevelop urban properties into communities that make a positive contribution to the neighborhood fabric and create sustaining value.

Our Focus

Healthy Places

Sustainable Communities

Workforce Housing

Adaptive Reuse

Urban Ventures is an active player in developing projects that facilitate the link between human health and the built environment. We create places that promote healthy eating and active living to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. We design our projects with transit, walkability, bikability, physical activity and healthy food access in mind. One of our newest developments, Aria Denver, has entered into a partnership with Regis University on a project called Cultivate Health, to support the health and wellness of residents in the surrounding neighborhood by promoting an active lifestyle, increasing access to healthy food and offering integrated health services.

From its inception in 1998, Urban Ventures has embraced environmentally-friendly building techniques and practices. We approach each project with social, environmental and economic sustainability as our underlying goal. Through smart design, technology and community building practices we maximize potential and minimize waste to create lasting communities for future generations to follow. Residents living in Aria Denver participate in the Denver Sustainable Neighborhoods Program, a credit-based program which supports Denver neighborhoods interested in deepening their sustainability efforts.

Urban Ventures is deeply committed to building quality projects that address the rising demands for workforce housing. Many of our projects blend market rate and workforce units with the goal of creating vibrant urban places for people of varying incomes while securing local jobs. Both Monarch Mills and Fire Clay Lofts, feature  ideally located, attractive residential units with modern amenities. They include 56 and 34 workforce housing units respectively.

Urban Ventures recognizes the enormous opportunity that lies in the rejuvenation of historic sites. We see adaptive reuse as a practical, sustainable solution that creates a sense of place and identity through the preservation of rich, historic character. Fire Clay Lofts, breathed new life into a decades-vacant industrial area and transformed dilapidated industrial buildings into two award-winning blocks of mixed-income, mixed-use development.


Susan Powers


Cassie Wright

Development Director

Mariel Beaudoin

Project Administrator

Deidreia Gomez

Chief Financial Officer

Pat Banker

Office Manager


Susan Powers featured in Building Dialogue Sages & St...

Susan Powers, President of Urban Ventures, is featured in the Sages & Stars section of Building Dialogue Magazine Joy Spatz, AIA | December 2014 “We are in it for the long haul, which is what I love about my partners. We are likeminded and we have always been aligned in the belief that we can’t just build buildings and walk away. …
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Urban Ventures Recognized as a 2014 Health Links Healthy B...

Urban Ventures is excited to announce that we achieved Healthy Business Certification by Health Links Colorado. The Health Links Healthy Business Certification recognizes small businesses for meeting or exceeding work health and safety programs. …
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Urban Ventures Achieves Green Business Certification from ...

Urban Ventures is thrilled to announce that we were granted a Certificate of Environmental Excellence from Certifiably Green Denver for outstanding achievement in pollution prevention and environmental sustainability. We are grateful to the sustainability advising team at Certifiably Green Denver for guiding us through the certification process. …
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