runs along 18th and 19th streets between Denver Union Station and
Civic Center Station, located at 16th Street and Broadway.
Commuter Rail and Amtrak: Eight tracks and five platforms will
take commuters to the airport, Westminster, Arvada and beyond
with commuter rail, scheduled to open in 2016, and Amtrak, whose
service returned to Union Station in February 2014.
In addition to transit, Denver Union Station also includes many
public spaces, including Wynkoop Plaza, featuring trees from
Colorado nurseries; the 17th St. Promenade, which includes seven
skylights for the underground bus concourse below; the Wewatta
Pavilion; and the Chestnut Pavilion, which also has Colorado vegetation and flora to make for a pleasant atmosphere.
INSIDE: HOTEL, DINING AND SHOPPING
The Union Station Alliance is the development team of the historic
Denver Union Station. The group will also manage 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, the Crawford Hotel opened In
July 2014. The hotel reflects the station history while offering modern
luxury. There will be 112 rooms in three designs.
Dining: There are several restaurants, grab-and-go options and
bars in Denver Union Station. These include locavore-focused The
Kitchen Next Door, breakfast comfort at Snooze, Stoic & Genuine
Fish, Eatmore Burgers and Brats, Fresh Exchange, Milkbox Ice
Creamery, Pigtrain Coffee, The Cooper Lounge, The Terminal Bar
and perhaps the most anticipated—Mercantile Dining & Provision
by Chef Alex Seidel, owner of Fruition, featuring dining seven days
a week and a market.
Retail: Retail shops inside Union Station include Bloom and the
Tattered Cover Book Store.
COMMUNITY GROWTH AND REVITALIZATION
Along with Denver Union Station itself, the community around the
station is experiencing revitalization, growth and private development. This includes residential living, grocery and retail stores and
commercial office spaces.
Nearby Denver Union Station is LoDo, more than 23 square blocks
featuring residences, offices, retail, restaurants, bars, boutiques, art
galleries and clubs. Also nearby is Larimer Square, Coors Field,
the Pepsi Center, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the Denver
Center for the Performing Arts, the Colorado Convention Center, the
Museum of Contemporary Art, Elitch Gardens Theme and Water
Park, the Children’s Museum and the Downtown Aquarium as well
as numerous restaurants, brew pubs, retail shopping and boutiques.
This is an exciting time for the downtown Denver community and
entire metro region. It’s sure to bring countless jobs, revenue and
growth for the community and state. For information on the newly
restored Union Station, visit www.unionstationindenver.com. For
RTD information visit www.rtd-denver.com.
Photos courtesy of Denver RTD