The La Alma is a neighborhood teeming with a sense of family, and is one of the only places left in Denver where you’ll often find two and three generations still living in the same few blocks.
One of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, La Alma/Lincoln Park sits just to the south of today’s Auraria Higher Education Center campus. This is where many a gold-seeker came to find fortune, when Denver was settled in the 1850s. The homes here still reflect the rich culture and beautiful attention to architectural detail from that time period.
Engaging the La Alma Community
Public input was critical to the success of the Denver Housing Authority redevelopment process, so residents of the neighborhood and local businesses and organizations had multiple opportunities to participate and comment on the redevelopment process and design. A Steering Committee was established including key leaders from each of these groups along with representatives from the City. Along with traditional outreach efforts, the design team conducted a Cultural Audit (TM) to gain insight into the “DNA” of the area. This process reaches out to residents and the community through one-on-one intercept interviews and scheduled interviews with local leaders, interested individuals and those who could not participate in the community meetings.
>> Read DHA South Lincoln Community Health Assessment.