Denver Federal Center Master Plan
GSA completed a Master Site Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - for the Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, Colorado, in 2008. This 20+ year vision for the site sets forth a clear and exciting strategy and framework for meeting the needs of our Federal tenants and the larger community over several years.
Over 330 individual comments were received on the April 2007 Draft Study. The comments covered a wide range of topics from open space, to traffic, to site security. GSA and its team of consultants worked diligently to review and consider all of the comments, evaluate and respond to questions and concerns, and develop a "preferred alternative" for the Final Master Site Plan and Final EIS.
Key components of the 20-year vision and redevelopment of the Denver Federal Center site plan include:
- A mix of land use districts centered around a "Federal Quad";
- Transit Oriented Development (TOD) - higher-density, pedestrian-friendly districts in proximity to transit adjacent and around the new RTD Intermodal Station;
- A stepped-down density pattern from the north to the south of the Federal Center site approaching Alameda Avenue, and from the west to the east approaching Kipling Street, integrating new uses with existing development;
- Increasing community recreational amenities for federal tenants and the general public in both active and passive open space;
- An aggressive building demolition and replacement plan;
- Preservation and enhancement of natural systems and open space areas.
GSA also completed a Final EIS and Record of Decision, which evaluated the potential impacts of implementing this redevelopment plan on the Federal Center.
Both the Master Site Plan and EIS have helped guide GSA in making decisions related to the Federal Center for the last ten years, and will continue to do so for the next decade or until a new plan is developed for the site.