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Mile High Vista Community Market Analysis


The Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) purchased the Mile High Vista site in the West Colfax neighborhood with a plan to create a mixed-use development that would most benefit the community. Working together with Radian, a design group focused on creating healthy and sustainable communities, Shift produced a market analysis of needs for services in the neighborhood surrounding the site. 

Using resident evaluations as indicators of community need, Shift gathered market feasibility data on five different uses––grocery, food retail, housing, early childhood education and office space. The data indicated there is an unmet demand for grocery and food retail and a growing need for subsidized early childhood care and affordable housing. Shift's market feasibility data informed three possible scenarios of complementary mixed-use spaces at Mile High Vista: grocery and micro housing, food retail and office, and ECE and affordable housing. 

Driving Social Change

Using Shift's market feasibility research, ULC can make data-informed decisions regarding what type of mixed-use space and services will be most beneficial to the West Colfax community. 

Key Findings


of residents with children in an ECE program reported traveling more than two miles to reach their children’s providers.

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