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Anita Cooper learned how to sew when she was 14 years old. She’s the third oldest out of 10 children – so, it was sort of a necessity.

She sewed clothing for her and her siblings, creating dresses, skirts, shirts and scarves, whatever was desired.

It became a passion of hers that branched into creating accessories such as jewelry, tote bags, wallets and pouches.

You name it, Cooper could create it.

Cooper always thought about opening a boutique to sell her work. But it was a wayside idea that burned the back of her brain, occasionally boiling to the surface and eventually simmering down to the backburner.

Jody Apartments

Jody Apartments

In 2007 NEWSED acquired and rehabbed a multi-family affordable rental housing unit in West Denver located near 10th and Sheridan. It has 63 units and is geared to be a “transit oriented development” because of its proximity to an RTD Light Rail line. This property sits on land owned by ULC. NEWSED plans to completely redevelop this property in the future and add more affordable rental units.

Shoshone Senior Residences

Shoshone Senior Residences

This development is a phase 2 project of the Chaffee Park Senior Residences. It is physically attached to Chaffee  and its address is 4585 North Shoshone Street. This is NEWSED’s most recently completed development. NEWSED partnered with affordable housing developer, The Bergwyn Company to develop this 34 unit extension. Both Chaffee and Shoshone residences are  tax credit projects to serve seniors, 62 and older, who make 60% or less of area median income (AMI). 

Chaffee Park Senior Residences

Chaffee Park Senior Residences

Located in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood at 4580 Tejon Street is NEWSED’s most recently completed development. NEWSED partnered with affordable housing developer, The Bergwyn Company. Chaffee Park is made up of 62 units and is one of the only senior residences in Sunnyside allowing many long time residents the opportunity to move back to their original neighborhood.

La Villa de Barela

La Villa de Barela

Mixed Use Development Located at 901 West 10th Avenue was erected in 2005 and was NEWSED’s first multi-use development incorporating office/retail space and 38 units of affordable housing. La Villa currently houses NEWSED’s home office and two retail businesses; Interstate Kitchen & Bar and has a second 900 square foot storefront that is currently available for rent.

8th Avenue

8th Avenue

Commercial Real Estate Located at 801 Santa Fe Drive it was erected in 1986 and its first tenants were Grease Monkey and Chubby’s Restaurant. The development created 20 jobs. Grease Monkey remains in the same location making it one of the oldest businesses on the Santa Fe Drive corridor.

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