Denver’s current plan documents for the gateway along Pena Boulevard (last adopted in the early 1990s) do not adequately reflect the new conditions expected with the addition of transit on Pena Boulevard. As a result, the City is undertaking three separate but coordinated processes:
A station area plan to create policy guidance to determine the vision, land use, transportation and open space concepts for the station
A general development plan (GDP) to implement the station area vision by establishing a phased land use and infrastructure plan
An expected amendment to the zoning to accommodate development types and intensity characteristic of transit-oriented development.
61st and Pena Station Area Plan
The 61st and Pena Station Area Plan guides future development and change near the commuter rail station and Gateway area. Facilitating the transformation of the station area to serve as a vibrant, sustainable, transit community will position it to become a major destination in the Gateway area. It is a critical element in Denver’s vision to create a sustainable world-class city where everyone matters. The nucleus of the proposal is organized around a pedestrian-scale street and block network within a ½ mile of the transit station, while strengthening connectivity to existing and future surrounding land uses.
61st and Pena Station Area Plan - 11/06/2013 (pdf)
61st and Pena General Development Plan
The draft 61st and Pena General Development Plan (GDP) builds on the vision and principles presented in the station area plan to create an infrastructure and phasing plan for development of publicly accessible facilities and associated land use and open space. The GDP applicant team consists of DIBC Residential LLC, DIBC Retail LLC, Karl Smith Estate, and the City and County of Denver-Aviation.
61st and Pena GDP application - 09/24/2013 (pdf)
November 2012 - August 2013: Station Area Plan drafting and adoption
June - November 2013: GDP reviews, revisions, and approvals
August - December 2013: Rezoning process