The University District is about sense of place…where distinctive neighborhoods and unique local shops merge with the energy of a major public university and a thriving health care system. It is a place where change is not only envisioned, but lived out. It is about people who appreciate and embrace diversity – in thought, culture and economy. It is a place of discovery and learning that captures the Northern Colorado heritage and explores a new destiny – one that people want to be part of.
Formalized as a distinctive area in 2009 by the Greeley City Council, a coalition of City, University and Downtown Development leaders have since then promoted the “live, learn, work, place” experience of this area. Proud to be a “college town” the District is identified by signage and welcoming entryways that let visitors know they are in ‘Bear Country’. A variety of partnerships and initiatives beckon community members to participate in this area’s renaissance.
Learn more about the University District at https://www.unco.edu/university-district/
16th Street Corridor Project
and community come together at 16th Street between 7th and 10th Avenues. Historic structures, local shops and eateries, art galleries and places to gather are found in this corridor. The City’s historic Canal No. 3 bisects this area, which is
further framed by the north edge of the college campus. Banner Health and two schools anchor the corridor to the west.
The City of Greeley, University of Northern Colorado, Downtown Development Authority and Banner Health have joined to explore how to activate and enhance the “live, learn, work, play” experience of this area. A 16th Street Corridor Plan is
being crafted following public comment. To view the work to date, check out the document links below. The next round of public meetings to review design concepts will be posted here as well. The next update is expected in early December, 2018.
G-HOPE Greeley Home Ownership Program for Employees
Through the leadership of the University District, the City of Greeley established a home ownership program to benefit home buyers around the UNC campus and in the Redevelopment District of Greeley. Down payment assistance is available to homeowners who
work for this area's major employers: City of Greeley, University of Northern Colorado, School District Six and Banner Health/NCMC. Since the program’s start-up five other area employers have been included in the program: Sunrise Health Community,
North Range Behavioral Health, Frontier Academy, Salida del Sol, and High Plains Library District. In the program’s short existence, over 40 employees have become area homeowners. In addition to down payment assistance, the Greeley Urban Renewal
Authority has also dedicated low interest rate loan assistance to G-HOPE owners for housing rehabilitation projects, further supporting area investment. Several thanks to this program.