As the focus of a City adopted station area plan in 2009, the Auraria West Station serves as a major transfer point from the West Corridor to the Central Corridor, and offer access to major amenities surrounding the station. The Auraria West Station Area is just east of Downtown Denverand north of Colfax in the Auraria statistical neighborhood and partially in the La Alma/Lincoln Park (LALP) neighborhood. The existing land uses surrounding the station include educational, industrial, and a large amount of surface parking as well as a student housing facility. The Pepsi Center, owned by Kroenke Sports Enterprises, is immediately north of the Auraria Campus. The Auraria West Station Area Plan envisions opportunities to capitalize on these existing amenities by creating a Mixed Use Entertainment District, Student Housing, a Campus “Hot Spot” just east of the station, and opportunities for open space and employment just south of the station.
Jurisdiction and Contact:
City of Denver
Related Plans and Documents:
Auraria West Station Area Plan
West Corridor Planning in Denver
Station Typologies in Denver
Projects and Investments:
Urban Ventures, has assembled land surrounding the existing Campus Village Apartments. Urban Ventures plans to work with the Auraria Higher Education Center redevelop the area directly west of the station with additional student housing and commercial/mixed use.
The Auraria West Station has been relocated 300 feet northwest from its original position. Currently the station operates as part of RTD’s C-line; but the move will allow the West Rail Line tracks to continue out of the station under the Colfax viaduct. The existing tracks will continue to the southeast to the 10th and Osage Station. The Auraria West Station is now located west of 5th Street, south of Walnut and north of Colfax. The station provides easy access to Auraria Campus and includes a “kiss-n-ride” drop off east of the station. There is no parking planned for the station.
Connecting the West Corridor Communities, CTOD Report