Denver’s Station Typology classifies each station area into one of five context types based on characteristics commonly found in places served by rail transit. In addition, some stations receive a functional overlay designation that establishes a key functional aspect to the station area context and their associated expectations. The purpose of the station typology is three-fold:
Downtown – Mixed use, highest density, tallest buildings, high pedestrian activity, transit hub, and historic areas
Urban Center – Mixed use, high density, grid and alley block pattern, high pedestrian activity, and multi-modal
General Urban – Multi-family residential, grid and alley block pattern, main streets , corner stores, and multi-modal
Urban – Grid and alley block pattern, predominantly single family residential, main streets, corner stores, and multi-modal
Suburban – Town centers, community open spaces and residential neighborhoods
Innovation – Allowing a wide range and diversity of TOD land uses, activities and building forms to accommodate new types of development such as advanced manufacturing, research and development, creative design studios, and more.
Institutional – Academic campuses, medical and government centers with a significant amount of jobs
Entertainment – Major destinations – typically evenings and weekends
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