The City Transformed 2019: Union Station/Central Platte Valley

8/25/2019, 10/12/2019


This two-hour walking tour explores Denver's booming Union Station District from an urban planning and development perspective. Learn about the introduction of the railroad to the Central Platte Valley in the early 1870s; the creation of the historic Union Station building in the 1880s and its expansion in the early 1900s as the city's bustling gateway to the world; the decline of railroads and the Valley's crumbling infrastructure and underutilization in the post-WWII era; the decades-long planning effort that led to the area's remarkable transformation; and the recent transit investments and building boom that have propelled the Union Station area into one of the country's hottest urban districts.