The two teams competing for the right to redevelop Denver’s historic Union Station (as part of the larger Union Station Transit District project) will be making their presentations to the public this Thursday, November 3, 2011, at the Colorado Convention Center starting at 6:00 PM.
The two teams’ general reuse concepts were revealed this spring, and we covered them over at DenverUrbanism. First, here’s an introduction post on the process RTD created for selecting the winning development team. Then, here are two posts about the concepts themselves: this one about the Union Station Neighborhood Company’s proposal and this one about the Union Station Alliance’s proposal.
Since then, both teams have fully refined their reuse concepts, submitted formal proposals to RTD, and have been interviewed by RTD’s selection committee. Before RTD makes their final selection later in November, the public is being given the chance to hear presentations from both teams on their formal proposals and provide feedback to RTD on what you like or don’t like about both.
Here’s a blurb on the event from RTD’s press release:
The two and a half-hour event will be held in the Colorado Convention Center, Rooms 201 and 203, 700 14th Street (at California) in downtown Denver and begin at 6 p.m. Each team will have 30 minutes to present the details of its proposal with a 30-minute question/answer session with the public following each presentation. The first presentation by Union Station Neighborhood Company starts at 6:15 p.m., and the second presentation by Union Station Alliance will begin at 7:25 p.m.
For the full press release, please click here.
This is an exciting moment in the larger Union Station project. The rehabilitation of the historic structure and the various activities that will be taking place within it will contribute significantly to the overall success of the project and, in particular, the activation of Wynkoop Plaza along the Downtown side of the station. This is a major public presentation on Downtown’s biggest civic project—I hope you’ll be there!