Timeline

2018
March 1

Jonah Kinchy is elected President of the Thistle Board of Directors

                He has been a champion in the low-income housing arena for 15 years. Thanks for serving in your community, Jonah!
2017
December 13

Resident Owned Communities and Corwood Square

ROC Resident Owned Communities
Thistle became a Resident Owned Communities (ROC) Certified Technical Assistance Provider, helping mobile home park residents to purchase and self-direct their park. In addition, Corwood Square project will renovate 80 apartment homes in Boulder utilizing Low Income Tax Credits and funds from the City of Boulder. Total People served: 32,547 Total homes: 871 Total Corwood Redevelopment Cost: $27,000,000 PHOTO: Mobile home park owners who purchased their community with the help of ROC.
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 invites new residents.
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 in Chicago.
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.
2011
January 1

Workforce Ownership Housing Development

Affordable home ownership
Construction began at Yarmouth Way, a 25-home ownership development in Boulder of which 10 were affordable. Home buyers included Boulder Valley School District and University of Colorado staff.  Two properties exited the Thistle rental portfolio. Total People served: 20,434 Total homes: 696 PHOTO: Townhomes at Yarmouth Way.
2010
June 23

Thistle Urged Employers to “InVest in Boulder”

Affordable home ownership
In preparation for three-home developments totaling 51 homes in partnership with Allison Management, Thistle conducted outreach to the area’s major employers. Toby’s Lane was completed with modular designed and built, constructed in the factory and delivered on site. Five affordable homes were preserved in the City of Boulder’s Deed Restricted Program. In June, the Cannery became the first property in Longmont to become certified in the national Crime Free Multi Housing program which is proven to reduce crime and increase resident safety. Total People served: 18,734 Total homes: 1,002 Toby’s Development cost $2,400,000 PHOTO: Toby’s Lane homes and gardens.
2009
July 27

KaBOOM! Playground Built in One Day

Affordable housing
Over 200 volunteers came together to erect a playground at Thistle’s Northglenn property in July. This was truly a group effort. Thistle purchased Toby’s Lane a one-acre site in Boulder with 8 homes (5 affordable) planned. Total People served: 16,533 Total homes: 999 Toby’s Lane Land Purchase Price: $300,000 PHOTO: 200 volunteers participated in building a playground at Thistle’s property in Northglenn.