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UPDATE: Montbello Organizing Committee Purchases Land for Cultural Hub, Grocery Store, and Affordable Housing Project
What began five years ago as a goal to secure a simple community amenity—a full-service grocery store—has grown into a community vision for much more. Convened by Montbello Organizing Committee, Montbello residents have organized around the lack of healthy food, spaces for engagement, and affordable housing. The result—a vetted plan for a grocery store and cultural hub with 96 units of affordable housing, known nationally as the Montbello FreshLo project.
Montbello FreshLo, which has already garnered millions of dollars in local and national funding by foundations, including the Kresge Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, and The Denver Foundation, has now taken the next step toward actualization. On Monday, February 24, MOC purchased land that was the former Montbello Park and Ride for “the Hub,” clearing the pathway for construction. Click to learn more.