Studio PBA team members Kathy Parker, Derek Westby, Desirae Zamora and Edwin Mocke had a great opportunity to participate in ULI's TOD Marketplace and Tours last week. The RTD Light Rail offered Wednesday afternoon guided tours to explore some exciting new developments in the surrounding area. Kathy took the B Line tour, Westminster's Urban Future, that highlighted Westminster’s ambitious journey to become the next urban center on Colorado’s Front Range. Derek rode the W Line to Lakewood, Emerging West Colfax, where the 40 West Arts is working to champion the renaissance of historic West Colfax, and Edwin rode the new A Line toward Denver International Airport's tour, Infill to Innovation.
Thursday was ULI’s marketplace where guest speakers from various city offices including Denver, Boulder, Greenwood Village and Westminster and influential people in the real estate and development industries around Colorado shared their thoughts on Denver as a successful model city. The marketplace also featured various building vendors and projects under construction around the Denver-metro area. All in all, the event was beneficial in promoting and marketing the many new projects happening in the area, highlighting the improvements in transportation, and the importance of sustainability in the future of design.
For more information about the ULI tours and transit-oriented developments in Denver, click on this link from The Denver Post and see if you can spot Kathy on her tour: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/11/12/first-generation-tods-lessons-transit-oriented-projects/