Denver Housing Trends – Mixed-use Development


Posted by Damon L. Chavez on Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 at 5:20pm.

Along I-25 south of Denver from Belleview Avenue to Lincoln Avenue in the area known as the Denver Tech Center, higher density, transit-oriented development has taken place over the past several years. Pushing this development was “T-Rex”, the $1.67 billion transportation expansion project whose goal was to “transform the way people in the Denver metro area commute within the area of the I-25 and I-225 intersection”. This area was, at the time, estimated to be the 14th busiest intersection in the entire United States.  By many measures, the T-Rex project was successful. The interstates widen to seven lanes in many spots, and 40 miles of light-rail track were laid. The T-Rex project finished 3.2% under its $1.67B budget and 22 months ahead of schedule in…

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