Cool Timeline

2019
December 1

Velo Condos

Velo Condos
Thistle purchased land in Boulder for 70 homes, including five unique live-work condos at Velo Condos in December. Fourteen of the homes are permanently affordable.
April 1

The Bus Stop Apartments

The Bus Stop Apartments
Thistle broke ground on two acres and construction began to build 36 apartments and a community room for artists at The Bus Stop Apartments in North Boulder.
2017
December 13

Resident Owned Communities

Resident Owned Communities
Thistle became a ROC Certified Technical Assistance Provider and began actively seeking Mobile Home Communities in Colorado to transition from private ownership to resident-owned communities.
September 30

Thistle refinanced the “Corwood Properties”

Thistle refinanced the “Corwood Properties”
Thistle refinanced the “Corwood Properties” (Correll, Pinewood, and Valmont) on September 30, 2017. The buildings date from 1948, 1957, 1964 and 1983. They were antiquated and in need of modernization due to their age. The total budget was $27M, the project began on Oct. 23, 2017, and concluded September 30, 2019.
January 1

Thistle invested $27M to remodel 80 apartments

Thistle invested $27M to remodel 80 apartments
Thistle invested $27M to remodel 80 apartments in three different Boulder communities owned by Thistle: Correll Apartments (21 units), Pinewood Apartments (23 units) and Valmont Square (36 units). Thistle worked with PEH Architects to achieve meaningful improvements to the building envelope, systems, and livability to preserve these apartments for the long term.
2016
August 5

Core Values

Core Values
Thistle’s rebranding effort defined our core values as Positive, Professional, Authentic, Diverse and Inclusive. In late summer we combined four offices into one centrally located office in Gunbarrel, improving customer service, staff communication and efficiency. Total People served: 30,673 Total homes: 871 PHOTO: Thistle office on Spine Road in Gunbarrel
2015
January 1

Partnerships

Affordable housing
Thistle established partnerships with Naropa University, Attention Homes, Open Studios, Human Services Alliance and in partnership with the Koelbel Company and Allison Management, Thistle added 69 units at Lumine at 28th in Boulder. Total People served: 27,133 Total homes: 871 PHOTO: Workforce housing at Lumine on 28th
2014
December 13

Increase of 104 Affordable Apartments

Tax credit LIHTC
In partnership with Koelbel Company and Allison Management, Thistle added 61 units at Ledges at 29th in Boulder. In Longmont, Thistle purchased 1200 Kimbark, a 48-unit complex of two- and three-bedroom units in Longmont. After being certified in the Crime Free program, police calls were reduced from 10 per month to three, according to the Longmont Police Department. Total People served: 25,033 Total homes: 802 Kimbark Acquisition and Redevelopment cost: $7,800,000 PHOTO: After renovation with tax credit funding, Kimbark Apartments..Read More
2013
June 1

Jack Kemp Award for Workforce Housing

Award winning
Thistle and Allison Management accepted the Jack Kemp Award from the Urban Land Institute for Yarmouth Way due to the innovative partnership, replicability and financing without public subsidy. t 1000 Rosewood in north Boulder, construction of the neighborhood was completed, adding nine affordable ownership homes to the City of Boulder’s Deed Restricted program. Total People served: 23,304 Total homes: 696 Rosewood Development Cost: $6,500,000 PHOTO: Left to right, Andy Allison, Mary Duvall and Dan Rotner accept the Jack Kemp Award..Read More
2012
September 13

Yarmouth Way Completed

Affordable Home ownership
The ten affordable homes at Yarmouth were preserved in the City of Boulder’s Deed Restricted program. Construction of 1200 Rosewood . Total People served: 21,704 Total homes: 696 Yarmouth Development Cost: $6,600,000 PHOTO: The woonerf, a multi-modal pathway, is at the center of the neighborhood.