Strategy for turning Aurora’s Nine Mile Light Rail Station area into a magnetic district of new mixed-use development.
650,000 sf, 2,000 residential units
As part of the City of Aurora’s coordinated program of capturing the benefits of new transit access, RNL developed a strategy for turning the Nine Mile Light Rail Station area into a magnetic district of new mixed-use development. This station is one of the busiest in the regional transit system.
RNL created a master plan and redevelopment strategy built around a relocation of the LRT station to a central position close to potential development sites, a redevelopment concept for the 20 acre Regatta Plaza site, a streetscape and landscape program on Parker Road, and a mixed-use site plan including repositioning a King Soopers market to make room for a vertically mixed-use development. High density low rise residential development and retail enlivens the central plaza, where a hotel and office round out the land uses.
The development is self-sufficient in decked parking, wrapped with retail and residential uses.
The first step in the program is a pedestrian bridge over Parker Road, followed by development of the large properties. Other features included a parking plan and implementation program for public investments, coordination of pedestrian and bike trails with regional routes, and new access to Cherry Creek State Park.