Denver Union Station Transit Improvements
The Denver Union Station Transit Improvements project transformed 42 acres of blighted former railyards into the centerpiece of a vibrant, bustling downtown Denver, anchoring and facilitating connections between the region’s transit systems. Riders can now hop between bus, light rail, or commuter rail by way of a new iconic, eight-track commuter rail train hall, new light rail station, and an airy, airport-like 22-bay underground bus concourse – all within seventeen city blocks. Additional improvements, including street realignments and new connecting public plazas, were designed with a distinct personality and purpose, setting the stage for a truly mixed-use transformation of a former no-man’s land.
Working in a highly congested, active urban site, Kiewit coordinated with numerous public utility providers and city officials on a weekly basis to ensure that the project schedule remained on-track and within budget. This unique project brought together many different transportation modes, along with private development, to create a new bustling urban center and multimodal transportation hub. Denver Union Station is the heartbeat of activity in the city, and the centerpiece of a new age of connectivity in the region.
Considering the original brownfield site conditions, achieving LEED Gold certification was a major victory.