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Development Vision and DEN Districts

DEN’s landscape context inspires the Strategic Development Plan. Long-range views of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains, the wind-formed sand hills of the high plains and the airport’s iconic terminal set the dramatic stage for arrival and departure. Creek corridors provide subtle definition to the rolling open prairie. Along the boundary between DEN and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, land management strategies will allow the refuge’s bison herd to graze proudly within view of Peña Boulevard.

Within this landscape context, the plan creates distinct districts, each with a unique character and relationship to its surroundings. The districts are based on a framework of streets and public spaces designed to balance flexible growth and evolving technologies with the creation of attractive, human-scaled places. DEN’s development districts will become destinations

DEN’s development districts are situated on existing or planned regional infrastructure and create synergies with geographic amenities and airport features that will benefit development. While DEN continuously reviews all commercially developable property for market potential, priority is placed on development that will catalyze the regional economy, support transit-oriented sites, leverage infrastructure investments and maximize placemaking opportunities.

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The Districts at DEN Represent 7 Land Areas Open to Opportunity

There are up to 1,500 acres available for long-term ground lease and development today.

Districts include both mixed-use developments and innovative transit-oriented development (TODs). Businesses in sectors such as retail, hospitality, restaurants, entertainment, professional services, technology, agribusiness, research and development, light industrial and advanced manufacturing can find an ideal home here.

Commuter rail, direct highway access and circulator transit connect the districts and provide multi-modal access to DEN.

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Seven Available Districts

The seven districts include: 40th and Airport commuter rail station, 61st and Pena Station, Second Creek Campus, 72nd and Himalaya, West Approach, East Approach and Aeroindustrial District.

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