is The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has confirmed that it will be moving forward with plans to renovate Denver’s Civic Center Station as stated today in a phone call with RTD’s Communications Manager Tina Jaquez. This station has served as one of the book ends of the 16th Street Mall shuttle. At the other end of 16th Street is Denver’s renovated Union Station.
The Civic Center station also serves as a stop for other RTD bus routes. The station was constructed in the early 1980’s and no major improvements have been made to the station since it began service. The space is 20,000 square feet and RTD is partnering with the Downtown Denver Partnership to create a long-term and short-term plan for Civic Center Station.
Jaquez stated that in addition to the renovations, RTD is looking into possible community uses of the space and potential retail use. Currently a request for proposal has been issued for potential general contractors of the project.
“With the transformation of Union Station complete, our focus is shifting to updating the other end of the 16th Street Mall. Civic Center has served as one of RTD’s busiest regional transit centers and been a part of the downtown landscape for decades. It’s time for this transit hub to get a much-needed facelift and to revitalize the surrounding area to meet the needs of generations to come,” said Jaquez.
Tomorrow RTD will be providing an opportunity for the community to discuss this project with with members of RTD tomorrow at Civic Center Station (1560 Broadway) from 11am to 2pm.
The renovations are slated to begin in March of 2016.