Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project
Monday, September 23rd, 3 – 4 pm AND 4 – 5 pm
Rendering courtesy of SOM
Location: Union Station, Denver, CO
Owner: Regional Transportation District
The Union Station Transit Improvement Project is transforming Denver’s historic Union Station into a regional multi-modal transportation hub.
The 19.5 acre, $368 million project is located in downtown Denver and includes an underground bus terminal (23 feet below grade) containing 22 bus slips, 40,000 square-foot underground passenger concourse, eight-track commuter rail station and the relocation of the existing light rail station.
This unique project brings together many different transportation modes, along with private development, to create a new urban center. The redevelopment includes several new significant public spaces: Wynkoop Plaza, 17th Street Promenade/Gardens, Wewatta Pavilion and Light Rail Plaza. The public spaces will create a series of interconnected places that will tie the site together, allowing visitors to move from one destination to another. The historic station will continue to have a prominent role in the new multi-modal transit district. The train room will be rehabilitated to its historic prominence as a transportation gateway to Denver, connecting the east and west sides of the site.
The project is being delivered under a design-build contract and requires extensive coordination with multiple stake holders, including RTD, CDOT, City and County of Denver and DRCOG. The project is scheduled to complete in April, 2014.