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Denver Union Station Tour This Saturday, June 15, 2013

Please join me this Saturday, June 15, 2013 for a walk around the Denver Union Station project area and an informative discussion about this major transformative project. There is so much going on right now with this project, you just have to see it for yourself!

Here’s how it works: Head on down to the LoDo side of the historic station at about 9:50 AM—meet at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop. Whoever shows up, that will be our tour group. We’ll start promptly at 10:00 AM and conclude around 11:15 AM at the light rail/mall shuttle station  by the Millennium Bridge.

The suggested donation for the tour is $10 per person and all proceeds go to the non-profit Student Chapter of the American Planning Association at the University of Colorado Denver, but you are absolutely more than welcome to take the tour whether you make a donation or not.

Don’t forget your camera!


Denver Union Station Tour This Sunday, May 19, 2013

This weekend, we are going to have a special Sunday version of our DenverInfill walking tour of the Denver Union Station project. Normally, our tours are on Saturday mornings.

Please join me this Sunday, May 19, 2013 for relaxing stroll around the DUS project area and an informative discussion about this major transformative project. Remember to bring your camera!

Here’s how it works: Head on down to the LoDo side of the historic station at about 9:50 AM—meet at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop. Whoever shows up, that will be our tour group. We’ll start promptly at 10:00 AM and conclude around 11:15 AM at the light rail/mall shuttle station  by the Millennium Bridge. The suggested donation for the tour is $10 per person and all proceeds go to the non-profit Student Chapter of the American Planning Association at the University of Colorado Denver, but you are absolutely more than welcome to take the tour whether you make a donation or not.

After this Sunday, our next tour will be Saturday, June 15, 2013.


Denver Union Station Tour This Saturday, May 4, 2013

It may be a bit snowy today, but by this Saturday, the weather should be beautiful for our next DenverInfill walking tour of the Denver Union Station project. Please plan on joining me this Saturday, May 4, 2013 for an informative stroll around the DUS project.

Here’s how it works: Head on down to the LoDo side of the historic station at about 9:50 AM—meet at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop. Whoever shows up, that will be our tour group. We’ll start promptly at 10:00 AM and conclude around 11:15 AM at the light rail/mall shuttle station  by the Millennium Bridge. The suggested donation for the tour is $10 per person and all proceeds go to the non-profit Student Chapter of the American Planning Association at the University of Colorado Denver, but you are absolutely more than welcome to take the tour whether you make a donation or not.

This is the perfect time to tour this project! The transit and public space elements will be finished in about a year, but the private-sector construction is going full-steam, with even more planned.

Finally, here’s a heads-up on our next two tour dates after this weekend: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM and Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM.


Denver Union Station Tour This Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hey everyone! Our next DenverInfill walking tour of the Denver Union Station project is this Saturday, April 20.

Here’s how it works: Head on down to the LoDo side of the historic station at about 9:50 AM—meet at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop. Whoever shows up, that will be our tour group. We’ll start promptly at 10:00 AM and conclude around 11:15 AM at the light rail/mall shuttle station  by the Millennium Bridge. The suggested donation for the tour is $10 per person and all proceeds go to the non-profit Student Chapter of the American Planning Association at the University of Colorado Denver, but you are absolutely more than welcome to take the tour whether you make a donation or not.

This is a really exciting time to see this project. There is construction EVERYWHERE, but it will all be finished by next summer, so this is the perfect time to see the project in an unfinished-yet-getting-close state. And don’t forget your camera!

See you Saturday!


Denver Union Station Tour This Saturday, March 30, 2013

We’re going to squeeze in a special “fifth Saturday of the month” Denver Union Station walking tour this week. Please join me this Saturday, March 30, 2013 to hear about all the incredible transformation that’s happening around Denver Union Station.

Here’s what’s under construction right now at Denver Union Station: one of the largest multimodal transit hubs in the country, several major public spaces, the restoration of the historic station, and numerous private-sector mixed-use developments. A good reason to attend this Saturday’s tour: for the first time, we can now see the stairwell and pedestrian bridge under construction leading from the north wing building to the commuter rail platforms!

Here’s how it works: Head on down to the LoDo side of the historic station at about 9:50 AM—meet at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop. Whoever shows up, that will be our tour group. We’ll start promptly at 10:00 AM and conclude at about 11:15 AM at the light rail/mall shuttle station  by the Millennium Bridge. The suggested donation for the tour is $10 per person and all proceeds go to the non-profit Student Chapter of the American Planning Association at the University of Colorado Denver, but you are absolutely more than welcome to take the tour whether you make a donation or not.

Please join me this Saturday for a fine walk and conversation about Denver Union Station… and don’t forget your camera!


Denver Union Station Tour This Saturday, March 16, 2013

As I mentioned last week, it’s time to begin a new season of DenverInfill walking tours of the Denver Union Station project!

Since this Saturday morning is Denver’s big St. Patrick’s Day Parade which goes down Wynkoop Street, I’m moving our normal tour start time from the morning to 3:00 PM. Also, in case the parade isn’t finished by 3:00 PM, we will start the tour at the west end of the Union Station Transit District. Everyone interested in taking this Saturday’s tour should gather at 2:50 PM next to the three big concrete stacks in Light Rail Plaza next to the Union Station light rail platforms and the Mall Shuttle terminus.

We’ll begin promptly at 3:00 PM and work our way east towards Wynkoop Street and the historic Station. Hopefully by then, the parade will have wrapped up. We’ll conclude around 4:15 PM.

As always, we will cover the transit and transportation infrastructure components, all the private-sector development, the new public spaces, and the restoration of the historic station. The tour is free and open to the public. The suggested donation for the tour is $10 per person and all donations go to the non-profit Student Chapter of the American Planning Association at the University of Colorado Denver, but you are absolutely more than welcome to take the tour whether you make a donation or not.

So please remember, for this tour only:

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Arrive by 2:50 PM. Tour begins at 3:00 PM
Meet in Union Station Light Rail Plaza by the three concrete stacks

The weather looks great for this Saturday, so please join me for a good walk and conversation about Denver Union Station… and don’t forget your camera!


DenverInfill’s Union Station Walking Tours to Resume March 16

After leading 17 walking tours of the Denver Union Station project in 2012, I decided to take a break over the past few months. However, I’m now ready to get our 2013 tours underway. There is a LOT going on at Denver Union Station, so 2013 should be a fun year and the last full year of construction before the project opens in 2014! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 AM  3:00 PM for our first tour of the new year. A few days before then, I’ll post an official tour notice here on the blog.

Over the course of 2013, I’ll aim to do two tours a month, usually the first and third Saturdays of the month. However, as always, check the DenverInfill blog on Monday or Tuesday of the week in question for a post confirming the next tour date and time. Again this year, the tours are free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the end of the tour, with all proceeds going to the non-profit Student Chapter of the American Planning Association at the University of Colorado Denver.

March 6 Update:

A DenverInfill reader alerted me to the fact that the morning of Saturday, March 16 is Denver’s big St. Patrick’s Day Parade which begins at 10 AM and goes right past Union Station. There’s no way I can compete with that, so I’ve changed the tour time to 3:00 PM. This should allow people to go to the parade and then do my tour afterwards or, at least, allow the crowd around Union Station area to clear out before my tour begins.


Special Denver Union Station Gathering this Saturday!

Denver Union Station’s closure for its long-anticipated makeover is finally here. The station will close to the public after this weekend so that workers can begin the year-and-a-half process of restoring the structure to its former glory and adding new hotel, restaurant, and retail uses to the historic landmark. The “new” Denver Union Station will open, along with the rest of the transit infrastructure under construction nearby, in 2014.

To celebrate the station’s pending transformation and to take one last look at the inside of the “old” station, DenverInfill and Union Station Advocates will be hosting an informal gathering inside Union Station’s Great Hall, this Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10:00 AM to Noon. This is not our usual DenverInfill walking tour, nor is it an open house per se. It’s just two hours this coming Saturday morning when anyone who’s a fan of Union Station can stop by and check out the Great Hall one last time before it closes for restoration.

Stop in and take a look at the various project renderings posted around the inside of the station. See the dramatic Commuter Rail canopy structure being erected immediately next to the station to the west. Snap a few pictures of what Union Station “used to” look like for posterity’s sake. I will be there, along with many of my fellow Union Station Advocates board members, hanging out to help answer any questions you may have about the project. And around 11:00 AM, Dana Crawford, our city’s most honored historic preservationist and Denver Union Station hotel developer, will say a few words about the upcoming restoration.

Remember, this Saturday morning is your final opportunity to see our beloved historic station before its “reveal” in 2014: the centennial of the 1914 Great Hall and the 133rd anniversary of the two historic wings.