We’re reinventing smart growth with smart developments.
Metro Denver is one of the top regions in the country for transit-oriented development (TOD). With the buildout of FasTracks, a $7.4 billion, transit expansion program, more than 50 new TODs will be built in the next 10 years. These TODs will change the face of development in the region, providing unique opportunities for mixed-use developments, relieving congestion on our roads, and providing workers an easier commute.
TODs are compact, mixed-use developments situated at or around transit stops. Comprised of housing, office, neighborhood retail, and civic uses, these transit villages are jointly developed with the private sector and are carefully designed to be pedestrian-friendly, human-scale communities. They are sustainable communities where pedestrians are prioritized over automobiles, and residents can work and play close to home.
Currently, there are 36 light rail stations throughout the region. Many stations have Park-n-Ride lots where riders can park for free. In addition, many stations are served by convenient bus feeder routes and Call-n-Rides that circulate throughout nearby neighborhoods.
Downtown Denver’s historic Union Station will be the central hub of the new regional transit system. Subsequently, it is undergoing a $1 billion redevelopment as part of RTD’s FasTracks program. In late 2006, Continuum/East West was selected as the master developer of the historic transit center, which will include 19.5 acres of offices, residences, and retail—a 24-hour center of urban activity.