61st and Pena Station

Planning for Transit at 61st and Pena 

The 61st and Pena Station Area Plan encompasses approximately 400 acres immediately adjacent to the future RTD east commuter rail station, near where the future 61st Avenue terminates east of the Pena Boulevard corridor. The station is one of eight stations along the east commuter rail line, scheduled to begin operations between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport (DIA) in 2016, and is the closest in proximity to DIA. 

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Three Processes

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 -- Adopted by City Council January 13, 2014

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.

View the 61st and Pena Station Area Plan

61st and Pena General Development Plan -- Approved and Recorded July 2014
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.

View the final 61st and Pena general development plan (PDF)

Process Timeline

January 2013 - January 2014: Station area plan drafting and adoption
June 2013 - March 2014: GDP reviews, revisions, and approvals
March 2014 - June 2014: Rezoning process

Meeting Archive

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center, Community Room B
4890 Argonne Way
Denver, Colorado 80249

Thursday, November 14, 2013 (pdf), 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center, Community Room A
4890 Argone Way
Denver, Colorado 80249