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Denver-based nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), Denver Public Schools (DPS), and Denver Housing Authority (DHA) have purchased the former Johnson & Wales University Denver campus. Located at the southwest corner of Montview Boulevard and Quebec Street, the campus includes 13 buildings on approximately 25 acres.

Denver Housing Authority (DHA) purchased the south portion of the campus, which includes 1790 Pontiac ( Triangolo Hall)  and 1740 Pontiac Gaebe Hall, two former dormitory buildings, with the goal of expanding affordable housing opportunities in the community. “DHA is excited about this unique partnership to preserve opportunities for affordable housing in Denver and looks forward to working with the surrounding neighborhoods to create a vibrant community with our partners on campus,” said David Nisivoccia, executive director of Denver Housing Authority.

  • DHA is planning a minor renovation of Triangolo Hall to place the building in service as housing
  • DHA is discussing a potential lease of Gaebe Hall with our partners in HOST and the Division of Real Estate
  • Triangolo Hall – 33 units
  • 27 one-bedrooms
  • 6 two-bedrooms
  • Gaebe Hall – 39 units
  • All one-bedrooms


The campus sits at the intersection of two very different communities: South Park Hill, with an average income of $141,851 and 6.06 percent of families in poverty, and East Colfax, with an average household income of $57,413 and 23.6 percent of families in poverty. Acquisition of the property furthers the goals which intervenes in the metro-area real estate market on behalf of low-income, disadvantaged communities currently put at risk for displacement by gentrification.

1139 Delaware

The 1139 Delaware site, located in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, was previously home to the 9Health Fair building and is planned to be redeveloped into 132 units of Permanent Supportive Housing. The property is currently in the predevelopment phase and is planned to be completed by Sherman Associates around Fall of 2026. Mental health and substance abuse services, as well as workforce training, will be provided on-site by Family Tree. Amenities include a coffee shop, community garden, meeting rooms, outdoor BBQ grills, and covered parking. 

This property is a part of the DHA Delivers for Denver (D3) bond program which is one partnership between DHA and the City of Denver to develop affordable housing quickly to meet the needs of the City. More information about the program can be found here.

Property Details

  • 80 units restricted at 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) 
  • 52 units restricted at 60% AMI 
  • Anticipates applying for a 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit in August 2024 from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) 
  • 25 studio apartments for rent 
  • 92 1-bedroom apartments for rent 
  • 15 2-bedroom apartments for rent 
  • Golden Triangle Neighborhood 
  • Expected completion of Fall 2026 


720-946-6026 | 1139 Delaware Street, Denver, CO 80204