Decatur-Federal Station

The Decatur-Federal Station and adjacent Sun Valley neighborhood is located east of Federal Boulevard and south of Howard Place at approximately 12th Avenue along Lakewood Gulch, all south of Colfax and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Since summer of 2011, the City has been leading a substantial public participation effort as part of the Decatur-Federal Station Area Planning process to create a vision for development around this station area. Already recognized as a station with immense opportunity for redevelopment of underutilized parcels, planning for Sun Valley’s future draws on existing community assets to create a vision for a vibrant transit-oriented urban neighborhood. With the help of future public-private partnerships, there is high potential to catalyze redevelopment near the station and Colfax Avenue. The Sun Valley neighborhood is home to an aging public housing development and a healthy stock of active industrial development, offering the opportunity to enhance the employment base with new residential and commercial development opportunities. Public infrastructure improvements completed through future public-private partnerships are critical to rebuilding multimodal connections in Sun Valley and providing a viable foundation for private sector investment and redevelopment in the future.


Jurisdiction and Contact:

City of Denver

Related Plans and Documents:

Decatur-Federal Station Area Plan

West Corridor Planning in Denver

Transit Oriented Denver Strategic Plan

Connecting the West Corridor Communities, CTOD Report

Projects and Investments:

Decatur-Federal Station Area Planning Process


Denver Housing Authority
Denver Broncos Stadium District
Urban Land Conservancy
Urban Land Institute
Sun Valley Local Residents
Federal Boulevard

Station Information:

The Decatur/Federal Station is located east of Federal Boulevard and south of Howard Place at approximately 12th Avenue. The train travels under the new Federal Boulevard Bridge as it heads west from the Decatur-Federal Station. In addition to a 1,900 space RTD parking garage, station amenities include a main canopy shelter, plus canopies over disabled access ramp platform. There are two ticket vending areas, bike racks/bike lockers, and turnstiles on the plaza for Bronco football games. Bus routes serving this station include Route #9, #16, # 30 and #31.