In 1998, Denver’s visionary commitment to revitalizing existing communities through the dispersal and renewal of public housing projects came to fruition. The Denver Housing Authority and Integral Properties, L.L.C. succeeded in obtaining a $25.7 million HOPE VI Grant from HUD. The grant recognized the city’s commitment to bringing new life to one of Denver’s oldest traditional neighborhoods: Curtis Park. the abo group teamed with the master planning firm of Calthorpe Associates to design a community of homes to revitalize the inner city neighborhood of Curtis Park by dispersing public housing tenants in a market rate development project. The eight blocks of HUD-compliant new housing is intended to provide affordable market rate rental properties and affordable home ownership opportunities within the historic Curtis Park neighborhood. The new units reflect the Victorian character of the neighborhood through scale, material selections, and detailing. the abo group headed the design that earned the 2002 Congress of New Urbanism National Award of Merit.