The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities


Due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Coronavirus, the offices of the Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities will be closed starting March 16 until further notice.


Our staff will work remotely as our business operations continue without disruption. Staff members will conduct virtual meetings and conference calls. They are available by email or phone. We appreciate your patience and will continue to evaluate the situation as we move forward.


For further information contact Director of Operations Leslie
Joseph at 720-329-0572 or

Northeast Transportation Connections

NETC is about building sustainability in our neighborhoods by reducing the number of single-occupant cars and trucks on the road. This decreases pollution, cuts down on traffic and helps our neighbors live healthy, active lives.

be well:

Health & Wellness Initiative


be well is a grassroots movement of communities coming together to take charge of their health and wellness. The mission of be well is to affect programs, policies and practices to create health equality and access for all people. 


Lifelong Learning


Strengthening Schools and Learning Opportunities in our Communities.

The goal for The Foundation's lifelong learning initiative is to make our neighborhoods a model of lifelong learning where infants to seniors will find innovative educational opportunities to satisfy their personal, professional and recreational needs and desires.


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be well programming, Youth/Block Captain meetings

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities is cancelling its be well Center classes, programs and/or activities at Denver and Aurora Recreation Centers and local apartment complexes until further notice. be well Youth and Adult Block Captain meetings and trainings are also cancelled.

Contact: Alisha Brown


Tammi Holloway named foundation interim CEO

Tammi Holloway has been named interim CEO of The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities. Ms. Holloway, who is chairwoman of The Foundation’s board, is stepping into the role following the unexpected death Feb. 27 of The Foundation’s CEO Landri Taylor. Mr. Taylor died of acute lung distress brought on by pneumonia. The board’s vice chair, King Harris, will assume the chair position. Ms. Holloway is president and CEO of the Stapleton Development Corp. (SDC), a position she’s held for six years. SDC is the private, non-profit created by the city of Denver to lease and sell Stapleton property after it closed as an airport in 1995.

Ms. Holloway also serves as the President and CEO for SDC Services Corp. which provides management services to SDC, Stapleton Design, Inc. and Park Creek Metropolitan District. Prior to becoming CEO, Ms. Holloway was SDC’s general counsel and vice president of operations.

Ms. Holloway has worked on the development for 23 years. Prior to the interim appointment, Ms. Holloway served as The Foundation’s board chair for three years.  She worked closely with Mr. Taylor which allows her to maintain continuity as the organization moves forward.

“We are all deeply saddened by the circumstances that prompted the need for an interim leader. Landri leaves huge shoes to fill,’’ Ms. Holloway said. “The staff and I are committed to continue working diligently on The Foundation’s initiatives to advance the principles of Stapleton’s redevelopment plan.”

Ms. Holloway earned her law degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga.

Contact: Tammi Holloway


The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities

​7350 E. 29th Avenue, Ste. 300

Denver, CO 80238




Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities advances social agenda  


The  Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities was founded in 1990 by beloved Denver oilman/philanthropist Sam Gary. (Original name of Stapleton Foundation was dropped in 2018.)  Its mission was to write the redevelopment plan for Stapleton, the city’s former airport that closed in 1995 when Denver International Airport opened. At 4,700 acres, it is the largest infill development in the country. 

The plan, now known as the Green Book, called for a New Urbanism project of mixed use residential, commercial, retail, office and open space.  Along with the physical transformation, the plan promotes a social agenda to nurture lifelong learning, sustainable and healthy living, alternative transportation and affordable housing at Stapleton and in the greater Northeast Denver/Northwest Aurora communities. 

The Foundation is the catalyst, with the community and the master developer to advance the Green Book’s agenda. Development work began in 2000 to convert Stapleton into what is now home to nearly 30,000 residents. The Foundation, working with the city of Denver, chose Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises (now the Forest City Realty Trust, Inc) as the master developer for the project.   
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