Denver Shared Space Project
The Denver Shared Space Project, an initiative of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, chose these six nonprofits to work togeThe Denver Shared Space Project is a nationally recognized, public-private partnership that promotes best-practice creation and operation of multi-tenant nonprofit centers in Denver.
Started by the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, Piton Foundation, and Urban Land Conservancy in 2009, the Denver Shared Space Project serves as the local resource for information and expertise around shared office space for organizations within the social sector.
The Denver Shared Space Project’s goals are:
1. Actively support the creation or growth of five multi-tenant nonprofit centers by 2015.
2. Provide information, tools, and forums for connection around creation and operation of shared spaces.
3. Streamline City and community resources to realize strategic efficiencies around investment in nonprofit facilities.
4. Create a formal network and learning community of Denver-based multi-tenant nonprofit centers.
Across all these goals, the Project maintains a set of core values that include affordability of space, stability for tenants, intentional collaboration between organizations, and energy efficient facilities.
In support of the active creation and optimization of emerging and existing centers in the City and County of Denver, the Shared Space Project offers targeted consulting support for selected projects. This may include such items as development of governance and tenant engagement agreements; marketing plans and lease up; financial projections and modeling for building owners or tenants; enhanced space planning and programming; conservation and sustainability plans; strategic plans to capitalize on points of intersection between tenant programming; community engagement plans; and other supports.
Town Square Colorado was one of the first cohorts selected by the Shared Space Project, in a competitive application process. The Project has been engaged in supporting this cohort in their development since 2010.