Plans for Airport City Denver include six economic districts: Denver Post

Posted: April 27, 2012 in Aviation & Airports (General News), USA
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[Denver Post] The “airport city” planned to surround Denver International Airport will have six distinct districts for technology, logistics, aviation and military use, as well as a hub of office buildings and hotels closest to the terminal, according to a plan unveiled at a conference Thursday.

The plan was developed to ensure growth around the airport

The plan was developed to ensure growth around the airport is handled in an organized way, DIA aviation manager Kim Day told attendees of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition, which drew about 800 people from 30 countries.

“Unplanned development can strangle an airport’s ability to grow,” Day said. “We’ve seen it happen here in Denver as unplanned, chaotic development encroached on Stapleton International Airport. Growth will happen no matter what, but we’re choosing to plan for it and make sure it’s sustainable.”

Airport City Denver will be anchored by Airport City Center, a 1,257-acre site that likely will include hotels, an exhibition center, offices, a technical institute and an automated people-mover to the terminal.

The 1,210-acre Airport City Gateway could include long-term structured parking, golf and outdoor recreation, hotel and meeting space, a convenience retail street, office space, transit-oriented development at three commuter rail stations, an auto and RV mall, and auto and heavy-equipment auction site.

Airport City Tech will include aerospace manufacturing, aviation, renewable energy and biosciences on 1,738 acres, and the 2,992 acres designated for Airport City Agro will include food-processing and distribution space, cold storage, greenhouse agriculture, biofuel agriculture and warehouses.

An aeronautics institute and logistics and distribution space are…..

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By Margaret Jackson
The Denver Post


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