Director of Special Programs, ULI Minnesota
This is a full-time, exempt position, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The first phase, a 174-unit senior apartment building, of a $345 million project in Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood broke ground on September 16th, 2021. Once fully built-out, this project will include more than 1,000 new residential units, neighborhood improvements, and a new community hub.
The ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative supported this project by providing a grant to ULI Dallas-Fort Worth District Council to conduct a technical assistance panel (TAP) last February. This TAP recommend infrastructure priorities within Fort Worth’s historically Black Stop Six neighborhood as part of the city’s $2.9 million match for a $35 million U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant.
A municipal bond, low-income housing tax credits, and other sources of financing is funding the remaining portion of the effort.
“Cowan Place Senior Living is the result of true community collaboration and has been carefully designed by Stop Six residents and a host of committed partners,” said Mary-Margaret Lemons, Fort Worth Housing Solutions president. “This property will complement new home construction already under way in one of Fort Worth’s most cherished neighborhoods and leads the way for a full community transformation sparked by HUD’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative.”
This project was a part of a cohort of infrastructure-related capacity building grants awarded by the Initiative.
About the 2020–2021 District Council Infrastructure Grant Cohort
The Curtis Infrastructure Initiative has partnered with six ULI district councils across North America to provide technical assistance as part of a cohort to help build capacity to reconnect divided communities—physically, socially, and digitally. This cohort of ULI members and staff, local leaders, and other global experts meets regularly over the course of a year to identify key issues, share best practices, and provide updates on projects to support each other in addressing complex infrastructure challenges.
Learn more about the ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative and the other capacity building projects here.