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Developers envision an "airport city" around DIA
20 September 2017
Below is an excerpt from a Denver Post article about the vision for the Denver International Business Center. Link to the full article below.
Development around Denver International Airport could include a golf course, a wildlife viewing area, an aerospace campus, hotels and a business park, according to an early version of a land-use map prepared for the property.
City leaders have long considered the prospects for developing the vast acreage surrounding DIA, and now it appears a plan is finally taking shape, based on the map obtained by The Denver Post.
Known as "airport city," the 9,419 acres owned by DIA would be part of the larger "aerotropolis," a new urban design around the airport that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says is critical for attracting new businesses to the region.
Hancock plans to unveil the complete airport-city plan in late April at the Airport Cities World Conference, an event that is expected to draw more than 700 people from around the globe to Denver. The city last year approved a nearly $1 million contract with a consulting team to come up with a comprehensive land-use plan aimed at increasing commercial development around the airport.