sixteen for RTD regional and express
busses, four for downtown circulator
busses and two for commercial or new
services. The bus station will open for
service on May 11, 2014.
Light Rail: Was completed August of
2011 and includes three tracks and two
Shuttles: The free 16th Street Mall shuttle
was extended to Denver Union Station
in August of 2011. Along with the free
16th Street Mall shuttle busses, there will
also be the free MetroRide. The
MetroRide will run along 18th and 19th
streets between Denver Union Station
and Civic Center Station located at 15th
Commuter Rail Trains: Will include
eight tracks and five platforms which will
be able to handle 10,000 people an
hour. This portion of Denver Union
Station is scheduled to open in 2016.
Amtrak Trains: Currently relocated to
21st and Wewatta St. near Coors Field.
Amtrak will return to Denver Union
Station in the spring of 2014.
In addition to the transit systems, Denver
Union Station will also include many public
spaces including: Wynkoop Plaza
featuring trees from Colorado nurseries, the
underground 17th St. Promenade &
Gardens which includes eight skylights,
Wewatta Pavilion and the Light Rail Plaza
which also has Colorado vegetation, flora
and fountains to make for a pleasant
The architectural details and building of the
original historic Union Station will still be
prominent and serve as a gateway
between the east and the west sides of the
new Denver Union Station.
INSIDE DENVER UNION
STATION: HOTEL, RESTAURANTS
AND RETAIL SHOPS
The Union Station Alliance – Larimer
Associates, Sage Hospitality, REGen LLC
and Urban Neighborhoods, is in charge of
managing Denver Union Station. This
includes the hotel, dining, retail shopping,
office and event space.
Crawford Hotel: Located inside Denver
Union Station on the upper floors on the
north and south sides. Crawford Hotel
will be open for business the summer of
2014. The hotel will reflect the station
history while offering modern luxury.
There will be 112 rooms in three designs
– Pullman, Classic and Loft guestrooms.
Artwork featured is from Colorado artists
(provided by NINE dot ARTS).
Restaurants: There are many restaurants
scheduled to open in Denver Union
Station. These include: The Kitchen Next
Door (which will feature Colorado
microbrew beers), Snooze (an A.M.
eatery), Stoic & Genuine S & G Fish,
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, Bistro
Vendome, Rioja and perhaps the most
anticipated – Mercantile Dining &
Provision by Chef Alex Seidel, current
owner of Fruition. Mercantile Dining &
Provision will have the largest culinary
space – 5,000 square feet – and will
feature small meals and preserved
products for purchase.
Retail: As of yet, there are no named
retail establishments. Check back soon
as the alliance will be announcing which
stores will be opening July of 2014!
Along with Denver Union Station itself, the
community around the station will
experience revitalization, growth and
private development. This will include
residential living (lofts, townhomes and
condominiums), retail stores, grocery
stores, and commercial office spaces. Just
in the Commons Neighborhood,
development planned will include six
million square feet of residential, retail,
office and commercial space.
Nearby Denver Union Station is LoDo – a
21-block area featuring offices, retail,
restaurants, bars, boutiques, art galleries
and clubs. Also nearby is Larimer Square,
Coors Field, Pepsi Center, Sports Authority
Field at Mile High, Denver Center for the
Performing Arts, the Colorado Convention
Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Elitch Gardens Theme Park, the Children’s
Museum, Downtown Aquarium, the
historic IceHouse building, Tattered Cover
Book store as well as numerous
restaurants, brew pubs, retail shopping
This is an exciting time for the downtown
Denver community and regional areas. It’s
sure to bring countless jobs, revenue and
growth for the community and state. For
new information and updates, check out