Want an on-site overview of Downtown’s biggest construction project? DenverInfill creator Ken Schroeppel regularly leads walking tours of the Denver Union Station project, typically the first and third Saturday mornings of the month.
To confirm that a tour will be held, a post announcing the tour date and time will be posted to the DenverInfill Blog a few days before the Saturday in question. Due to weather, holidays, and Ken’s personal schedule, the tour dates will sometimes not follow the first-and-third Saturday schedule, so always check the blog for a post confirming that the tour is going to take place on a given Saturday.
UPDATE: We are currently on our winter break from the tours. Tours may resume in March or April 2014. Keep a watch out for a blog post announcing if/when tours will resume in 2014.
Here’s how the tour works: Meet on the LoDo side of the historic station at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop at 9:50 AM. 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. We’ll cover in detail all four of the exciting components of the Union Station project: the planned transit and transportation elements, the future vertical development, the restoration of the historic station, and the planned public spaces. The suggested donation for the tour is $10 per person and all proceeds go to the non-profit UCD Student Chapter of the American Planning Association, but you are absolutely more than welcome to take the tour whether you make a donation or not.
Construction at DUS is in full swing so join DenverInfill one of these Saturdays for a tour of this exciting project!