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RV 2014: Great Expectations for Large-Scale TOD by Bill Sirois

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Great Expectations for Large-Scale TOD AICP CM 1.5

What kinds of expectations should you have when initiating a large-scale TOD project? Hear from three different perspectives -- a private developer, a transit agency and a redevelopment authority -- about how TOD projects evolve, from concept to implementation. Learn about the pitfalls, as well as the keys to success. Real project highlights, case studies and lessons that will help you make your large-scale TOD project a success.

Moderator: William C Van Meter, Assistant General Manager of Planning, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado
James Kennedy, Redevelopment Director (retired), Walnut Creek, California
Cynthia A Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer, BRIDGE Housing Corporation, San Francisco, California
Bill Sirois, Senior Manager, TOD and Planning Coordination, FasTracks Team, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado

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RV 2014: Great Expectations for Large-Scale TOD by Bill Sirois

  1. 1. Great Expectations for Large Scale TOD – the Denver Experience Rail~Volution - Minneapolis September 22, 2014
  2. 2. RTD Overview • Serves 8 counties (2,340 sq. miles) • Funded by 1% sales tax – 0.6 base system – 0.4 FasTracks • 1,002 buses/172 light rail vehicles • 138 routes • 74 Park-n-Rides • 9,509 bus stops • 46 light rail stations • 48 miles of light rail • 102 million annual boardings • 6 operating facilities 2
  3. 3. The RTD FasTracks Plan • 122 miles of new light rail and commuter rail • 18 miles of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service • 31 new Park-n-Rides; more than 21,000 new parking spaces • Enhanced Bus Network & Transit Hubs (FastConnects) • Redevelopment of Denver Union Station • 57 new rail and/or BRT stations • Opportunities for Transit Oriented Communities 3
  4. 4. Gates/I-25•Broadway Boulder Depot Square Union Station TOD Case Studies 4
  5. 5. Boulder Depot Square Project Overview – 71 Units of income restricted affordable housing – 140 room hotel – Redevelopment of historic depot – 6-bay underground bus facility 5
  6. 6. Boulder Depot Square Timeline 6
  7. 7. Boulder Depot Square Today 7
  8. 8. Denver Union Station Project Overview - Relocated light rail station and 16th St Mall Shuttle terminus - 22-bay bus facility - 8 track commuter rail - Multiple development opportunities 8
  9. 9. Denver Union Station Timeline 9
  10. 10. Denver Union Station Today 10
  11. 11. Denver Union Station Today 11 11
  12. 12. NORTH WING BUILDING: IMA FINANCIAL PLAZA (November 2013) 5 Story Office Building ft. Retail, Restaurants & Parking 3 HISTORIC DENVER UNION STATION (July 2014) 112 Room Boutique Hotel & Retail 6 SOUTH WING BUILDING: ONE UNION STATION (Spring 2014) 5 Story Office Building featuring Retail 4 17 WEWATTA (Spring 2015) 250 Unit Apartment ft. 150 Room Hotel, Office, & Grocery Space 13 ALTA CITY HOUSE (Fall 2014) 5 Story, 281 Unit Apartment Building 7 16 CHESTNUT (TBD) 18 Story Office Space featuring Parking & Retail 14 TRIANGLE PARCEL: 16 WEWATTA (Spring 2015) 11 Story Office Building ft. Parking, Retail, & Office Space 11 1900 16th STREET (September 2009) 17 Story Office Building featuring Retail & Living Space 1 DAVITA WORLD HEADQUARTERS (August 2012) 14 Story Office Building featuring Parking 2 CADENCE APARTMENTS (Fall 2013) 13 Story, 219 Apartment Building ft. Retail & Parking 5 1650 WEWATTA (December 2014) 21 Story, 290 Unit Apartment Building ft. Retail & Parking 8 20th & CHESTNUT KING SOOPERS (Late 2014 – Early 2015) 312 Unit Apartment featuring King Soopers Grocer 10 1601 WEWATTA (2015) 10 Story Office Building ft. Retail & Parking 916th & WEWATTA: OFFICE BLDG & HOTEL (Late 2014) 5 Story Office Building, 160 Room Hotel, & Retail 12 WEWATTA STREET WYNKOOP STREET CHESTNUT STREET 16THSTREET 17THSTREET 18THSTREET 19THSTREET 18THSTREET 15THSTREET DELGANY STREET COMPLETED UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNDER DESIGN 3 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1975 18th Street (September 2015) 108 Affordable Housing Units 146 Parking Spaces 15 16 1801 Wewatta (Spring 2016) Office Building & Hotel 16
  13. 13. I-25 & Broadway Transit Overview - 1000+ RTD-owned surface parking spaces - 200 leased parking spaces - 17 bus bays - Served by 3 light rail lines (90 sec frequency in peak) 13
  14. 14. I-25/Broadway Timeline 14
  15. 15. I-25/Broadway Today 15
  16. 16. Lessons Learned • Longggggg lead time • Agency champion/ leadership critical • Market, market, market • Private sector innovation • Partnerships are key • Flexibility (define critical agency needs and be flexible with other things) 16
  17. 17. Questions? 17 Bill Sirois Senior Manager, Transit-Oriented Communities 303.299.2417 William.Sirois@RTD-Denver.com

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