Denver Union Station Transit Center, Part 3

Transit Center Grand Opening – Wynkoop Plaza

Today, for the third part of our grand opening coverage, we are going to head to the front of the station to take a look at the progress being made at Wynkoop Plaza. On DenverInfill, the last time we covered Wynkoop Plaza was back in September, when the granite pavers were not even in place yet. A lot has changed in eight months!

The passageway between the commuter rail train hall and Wynkoop Plaza is now open. On the South Wing building, there are two patio spaces along this passageway along with a patio space on the plaza itself. The patio with the red umbrellas belongs to the Thirsty Lion and the other patio, that is currently empty, is for a future tenant who should be occupying the space within the next few months.

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The fountain portion of the plaza is not yet complete but has made some great progress. Granite pavers are now in place and the entire fountain system has been capped. This portion of the plaza will be complete when the historic station opens on July 12th.

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The north side of Wynkoop Plaza is in a similar situation. The portion in front of the North Wing building is complete and work is wrapping up in front of the historic station.

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Later this week, we will be looking at the two wing buildings exclusively so you will be able to see, in more detail, how the buildings interact with the plaza. We still have more grand opening coverage coming your way; up next: a unique perspective of the grand opening ceremonies!


  1. Richard May 11, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Video of DUS from yesterday. Share, if you like:

    The place looks amazing!

  2. Zach May 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Will bike racks be used in this area? Or are we expected to use the newly planted trees or restaurant railing? Otherwise, this newer area of Denver is very welcoming!

  3. Corey May 11, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    The EPA building looks great from the Wynkoop Plaza. I wonder if the architects had the setback of the Union Station wing buildings in mind when they designed the building, or if it is just a fortuitous outcome how it all turned out.

  4. Richard May 11, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    The other patio will be for Zoe Ma Ma, a Chinese restaurant with a location in Boulder. Do you know what will be in the retail space next to Alpine Bank in the North (IMA) building? That appears to be the only vacant space left in the wing buildings.

    • Ken Schroeppel May 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      It’s supposed to be a burger restaurant/bar.

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