Friday, May 20, 2011

DUSPA To Resume Walking Tours This Summer

From the semi-autonomous Denver Union Station Project Authority's newsletter for May 2011,
The Denver Union Station Project Authority (DUSPA) once again will be conducting free walking tours of the Denver Union Station redevelopment site this summer. The tours will be held at 4:30 p.m., starting on Thursday, May 19, 2011, and continuing on the first and third Thursdays of the month through September. The one-hour tour will depart from the main entrance of the historic station on Wynkoop Street.

The walking tour will include information on the storied history of Union Station from the late 1800s to the present day. Attendees will learn about the early station buildings and famous travelers who visited Denver by train, hear about the new Union Station Neighborhood and its transformation of downtown, and witness construction of the largest transportation redevelopment project in North America first hand.

Participation is limited to 25 people per tour. To reserve your spot, visit

If you don't know about this project, it was started to further expand Denver's Union Station as a transportation hub for the Regional Transportation District (RTD). Since starting the project, it seems to have been changed to something else. I have some real concerns about what the designers of the project have added, and what they've taken away. Before I voice those concerns, I hope to participate in one of these tours to confirm facts and seek answers to my questions.