Transform the site from brown to green
Serving as a model of environmental stewardship with effective remediation using sustainable best practices, Broadway Station Partners began remediation of the 40-acre site in 2014. At this time, No Action Determinations (NADs) have been granted for all development parcels other than a .5 acre parcel along Broadway. NADs are issued from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment ("CDPHE") and signify that no further remedial action is necessary for redevelopment to proceed. Further, an NAD certifies that the land has no human health or environmental risks.
Create a dense, high‑quality urban environment
The west side of the tracks is master planned for an additional 970 residential units with fantastic mountain views and almost 1,000,000 square feet of office and retail space nestled in a new 5+ acre urban park setting.
Endeavor Real Estate Group, a Texas-based developer of premier work/live/play sites purchased the ~10 acres east of the train tracks and recently announced plans to build 887 residential units, 380,000 square of office space and 180,000 square feet of high-caliber retail and restaurant space across a five-building layout.
Enhance connections and activate the street
The pedestrian and bicycle systems are designed to bring people to the site as well as tie into regional connections to the north, south, east and west. Bicycle and pedestrian routes are instrumental in connecting the site to surrounding neighborhoods and enhance circulation within the site itself to foster a cohesive sense of neighborhood.
Ensure an adaptable framework for future condition
Thoughtful design of building envelopes, roadways, parks and open space, will provide a flexible and phased framework for development that allows for responsiveness to shifting market conditions while ensuring value creation.
Leverage public and private funding
In cooperation with the City and County of Denver, the Denver Urban Renewal Authority and the Broadway Station Metropolitan Districts, public finance mechanisms were accessed in order to overcome the significant transportation and mobility impediments which were barriers to returning the property active uses. Additionally, historical blighting factors of old buildings, buried construction debris, and legacy industrial environmental pollution have all been removed from the property, clearing the way for vibrant new uses for the benefit of Denver residents.
Create a multi-modal transit hub at the heart of the development
Leverage the site's unique transit assets to make it the heart of Denver's newest mixed-use neighborhood, easily accessed by residents and employees across the site and surrounding neighborhoods.
Develop a variety of public realm spaces for all to enjoy
This 41-acre site will feature a system of interconnected public spaces, including plazas, parks, promenades, bridges and passageways. These open spaces define the character of each of the Districts on the site and create exciting new public realm destinations and community gathering spaces.
The open spaces on the east side of the Consolidated Main Line ("CML") corridor are urban and plaza-like in character because of their proximity to the RTD Station and Broadway. The open spaces on the west side are park-like in character, reflective of the river corridor along its edge. The bridges between these two areas combine the two aesthetics, creating unique urban park crossings and public places over the rail corridor.
Integrate with context and protect view corridors
Thoughtful design will seek to preserve views from Washington Park to the mountains. It will maximize view corridors from the site towards Downtown and the mountains, and create a new signature view from I-25 looking into the site.
Communicate and reconnect with the past
The west side (unsold) of the Broadway Station development will seek, like the east side which sold to Endeavor, to reconnect with the past, branding the 1,000,000 square foot office campus as Santa Fe Yards at Broadway Station.
Announcing the branding of their 10-acre development as The Gates District at Broadway Station, Charlie Northington, managing principal of Endeavor, said "It was incredibly important to us that the name not only pay homage to the history of the site and the legacy of the Gates family but also demonstrate our desire to weave the development into the fabric of the existing neighborhood."