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TOD: Fitzsimons Station

The north half of the Anschutz Medical Campus is on the verge of major development activity. Three events need to be completed before that activity can begin. First is the city's station area plan for the 150+ acres of land owned by the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA). Here, as at other stations, the station area plan will establish the zoning, land use and circulation framework that will guide eventual development. Second, the FRA itself is revising its master plan - its general development plan (GDP) - to reflect the framework being established by the station area plan. Third, the FRA is effecting a separation from its master developer (Forest City) so that it can become its own master developer. All three events are expected to be complete before the end of the year. Market studies and regular inquiries from a wide variety of developers confirm that this station will see the greatest amount of development of any of Aurora's stations over the next five years.

One significant short-term project is construction of a 12-foot-wide multi-use path from the station in the Syracuse Street alignment east along Fitzsimons Parkway, then south in the Ursula Street alignment to the heart of the campus. That project will be timed to opening day of passenger service in late 2016.

Early in the new year, the FRA plans on issuing an RFP for the proposed residential blocks located north of the existing Fitzsimons 21 Town Center.  The site can accommodate upwards of 800 market-rate units.  Three other projects are anticipated to take early advantage of the FRA, land which will soon become unencumbered by previous real estate arrangements and an outmoded master plan: a boutique hotel near the previously planned Montview Station, a student dining/study hall on Montview next to the town center green, and a second hotel north of Montview in proximity to the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

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