In August, RTD purchased the site and the station and extended its successful Light Rail transit and 16th Street Mall Shuttle to Union Station.
A Denver Union Station Project Team was developed to create a Master Plan and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Union Station. Civic leaders began to explore how Union Station might help solve Denver’s problem with traffic, parking and pollution through the creation of one, central, multimodal depot.
2004 - 2005
The Denver Union Station Master Plan was approved by each of the Partner Agencies. Additionally. Denver voters approved FasTracks: one hundred and twenty-two miles of new commuter rail and light rail lines and 18 miles of bus rapid transit, radiating out from one central, downtown hub—Denver Union Station.
On November 15, the Partner Agencies announced the selection of the Union Station Neighborhood Company (USNC) as the Master Developer to head the redevelopment and preservation of Denver’s historic Union Station.
On October 17, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed the Denver Union Station Record of Decision which gave the green light to proceed with the redevelopment.
On February 5, 2010 Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff announces $304 million in loans to renovate Denver Union Station and $120 million in grants for three FasTracks rail corridors.
Amtrak moves into the Union Station Terminal and the Terminal opens.
The Union Station Neighborhood wins the Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence.
The neighborhood is complete and is a vibrant community that has reimagined how residents live, work and move throughout Denver.