- TOD planning meeting tomorrow.
- Planners looking at TOD site at I-25 and Broadway .
- Goal is to create transit communities.
Denver city planners at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, will kick off a planning process for the Interstate 25 and Broadway light rail station.
The area is one of the busiest transit stations in Denver. It also is one of the city’s key TOD, or transit-oriented development sites, in Denver.
When complete, the I-25 and Broadway station area plan will provide a vision, strategies and transformative projects for the future of the area surrounding the station, according to Denver’s Community Planning and Development department.
City planners will identify needs and make recommendations for infrastructure, mobility, parking, land use, open space, economic development, housing, partnerships, and other cultural and community investments.
Like many of Denver’s rail stations, I-25 and Broadway has barriers to surrounding areas, the city notes.
How development occurs around this and other stations is critical to delivering a more complete network of walkable urban places, increasing accessibility to transit and making some housing choices more affordable, according to the planning department.
“TOD is more than just building structures around rail stations,” said Brad Buchanan, executive director of Denver Community Planning and Development.
“It is about creating transit communities around stations that mend the urban fabric more tightly together, making Denver a more seamless, multi-modal and vibrant community,” Buchanan said.
The general area to be planned is bordered by Virginia and Arizona Avenues and Logan and Jason Streets and overlaps the West Washington Park, Baker, Platt Park, Overland Park and Athmar Park neighborhoods.
Area residents, property owners and other interested parties are invited to a public workshop and walking tour of the station area.
The workshop and walking tour will take place at the Denver Design Center at 595 S. Broadway.
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