Colfax

Location: The R Line with an elevated station spanning Colfax Avenue east of the Fitzsimons Parkway that also serves as a pedestrian bridge; features a distinctive arch design with illuminated public art at the street level, creating a gateway to this section of Colfax Avenue

Serving a thriving medical community, including the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado, Children's Hospital Colorado and the VA medical center (under construction)

Parking: No commuter spaces

Zoning: With established residential areas to the south and the Aurora Cultural Arts District located to the west along Colfax Avenue, this is a major employment center in the city with substantial development opportunities. The existing Fitzsimons Boundary Area District provides zoning for high density, mixed-use development. Parcels outside of this zone district can be rezoned to TOD zoning to provide for high density, mixed-use development.

Vision: The Fitzsimons-Colfax and 13th Avenue Station Area Plan details a development vision for an area where intensive land uses, such as medium and high density office and residential uses, are encouraged. Development here also has good access to the planned Toll Gate Creek multi-use trail, and will provide pedestrian and bicycle links to the extensive city and regional trail system (see the Coming Soon section for details).

Development opportunities ring the campus and Fitzsimons Innovation District and are included within the Fitzsimons Urban Renewal Area. New developments are creating a dramatic change in character for Colfax Avenue, including Fitzsimons Village with office, hotel and retail uses, and the newly opened Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center. Currently under construction is the Forum ~ Fitzsimons, Aurora's first transit-oriented, mixed-use development, containing 397 rental homes and 28,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. It's slated to open in early 2018.

Coming Soon: Colfax Bike/Pedestrian Improvements: $485,000 (federal funds) and $121,250 (city funds)
Expands sidewalk width by two feet between Victor Street and Wheeling Way; corrects non-ADA-compliant curb ramps with directional ramps; adds pedestrian-scale lighting, directional and wayfinding signage, and bike racks at strategic locations (scheduled for completion in May 2017).

Contact:
Andrea Amonick
Aurora Urban Renewal Authority Manager
303.739.7129

Melissa Rogers
Development Manager
303.739.7130

 

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