Reintroducing Green Spaces
Green Spaces is more than a co-working space. This co-working hub is expanding its original vision to something bigger & better.
It's time for a re-introduction.
Green Spaces is more than a co-working space. Located in RiNo, this co-working hub is expanding its original vision to something bigger & better. As we count down the days to summer, Green Spaces is renovating its 12,500 sq ft space and plans to bridge co-working with local sustainable retail businesses, an in-house cafe, an abundance of creative resources, & even more beautiful greenery featuring a collaboration with Denver Botanic Gardens.
Green Spaces is home to creative innovation. Creating a community where sustainability & culture meet technology & business to shape one of the most diverse and dynamic urban hubs in the country.
Denver is a unique phase, and we can all feel the shift of culture, new developments, & areas surrounding Downtown are being heavily gentrified. As a result local Artists & Small businesses are being displaced.
This presents a unique opportunity for us to create a new business model that sustains locally bred talent, keeps money circulating in the community, and adds value to those who are threatened by displacement in 5 Points/RiNo.
Our new model gives small businesses, non-profits, and local artists an opportunity to have affordable retail and studio space in a prominent district where they wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to be.
Green Spaces Key Goals
Create Sustainable Business Ecosystem
- Developing more equitable and green business models within our space
- Providing access to educational opportunities
- Approach communities & impact the world around them
- Circulate money within our community
Provide resources for the underrepresented
By establishing strategic partnerships and collaborations, we will provide tools and resources for underserved and underrepresented individuals and businesses. Through enhancing the access to resources we empower them towards a more impactful journey and communities towards a more sustainable future.
Sustainability goes far beyond, maintaining Earth's resources. Our new business model will put the retention of local talent and the creation of community ecosystems at the forefront of our objectives, knowing that these pillars are the core of any progressive city and will enhance Denver's overall economy.
Extend impact beyond our building
Forming new social contracts between businesses and their communities by supporting individuals and companies that are innovating pathways for sustainable impact. Our goal is to also be an example of how small businesses can bridge the gaps between large corps, government resources, and local community needs.
Green Spaces Vision
As we dive into the renovations taking place, the vision behind the marketplace is to provide affordable retail space for local, minority owned, and eco/community driven businesses. We will also be providing affordable studio space for local artists and digital creatives. Beyond Retail and studio space, the marketplace will be utilized for various event and workshop programming run with our strategic collaborators and partners. Our Marketplace/Retail equipment will be mobile, enabling the space to also accommodate private or corporate events, conferences, art exhibits, and much more!
Meet The Green Spaces Team
Jevon Taylor: Founder of False Ego & CEO of Green Spaces!
Jevon has been plugged into the Green Spaces community since the beginning of 2020 and has an amazing vision to carry on and grow the vision in which Green Spaces was founded upon — a community hub for environmentally friendly businesses, professionals, and entrepreneurs.
He is a passionate community builder who has truly embedded himself and his team in the RiNo district.
His first company, False Ego, is an eco-friendly clothing brand that has used their apparel to support various environmental initiatives and community projects here in Denver and beyond.
Jevon is also an Advisory Board Member on the RiNo Arts District's B.I.D (Business Improvement District) Board and is excited to leverage those resources to elevate Green Spaces in the future.
We're excited to see Jevon carry on the mission & continue building community in RiNo. He brings an energy & passion to his work and we know the Green Spaces has a bright future ahead.
Since we've been working on this transition, Jevon has been engaging many community and corporate partners to help make this place a thriving hub for remote professionals & entrepreneurs focused on sustainability as well as grow the impact of Green Spaces beyond the four walls it occupies.
Expect to see more community projects to get involved in, events, panels, and partnerships related to supporting and developing our community going forward.
He's also working on some cool projects with his non-profit like:
- Environmental Restoration Project w/ the National Wildlife Federation focusing on placemaking and bringing more greenspaces to RiNo and the surrounding communities
- Urban gardening, providing fresh produce for communities in food deserts
- Community "Makerspaces" and Innovation hubs
- Various University collaborations
- Business training programs and Environmental Career Path Exposure to equip students in the Denver Public School District with applicable skills and career development opportunities in the digital age
- And much more..
Jevon has his hands in tons of projects around the city and will be excited to include any interested Green Spaces members looking to get involved.
Justine Konyn | Director of Operations
Justine is a Denver native who has gained practical experience from her past customer service and administrative roles. Previously, Justine assisted her team by organizing logistics and ensuring a seamless customer experience. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in psychology with the intention of becoming a therapist as she has always had an innate passion for helping others. With each community member in mind she hopes to bring her passion for helping others into the day to day operations of Green Spaces. Justine does a little bit of everything at Green Spaces ranging from building maintenance to improving policies and procedures and she is excited to continually build a thriving community.
Angel Burciaga | Creative Director
Angel is a Denver creative with experience ranging from art direction and conceptualizing marketing campaigns, to guiding the execution of design and visual branding across community building institutions.
Previously, Angel has led the vision in guiding teams such as MSU Denver & Downtown Denver Partnership through branding and rebranding initiatives, collaborative project management, and promotional launches of programs, projects, and events. Angel creates content on pitching, design, and programming for Green Spaces now and is looking forward to building something community driven again.
We're excited for the transformation of the space. The launch is projected to be in Summer 2022. Stay up to date with the renovation process and an official launch date by following our Instagram: @GreenSpaces.