Stapleton Town Center
Matrix staff designed 29th Avenue, an approximately one mile segment between Quebec Street to east of Yosemite Street in Denver. Plans were approved by the City and County of Denver as part of the first phase of Forest City’s development of the former Stapleton International Airport property.
The infrastructure design for the roadway integrated the Stapleton Infrastructure Master Plan and the Stapleton Preliminary Concept Plan and incorporated a “town green” concept that caters to an urban, pedestrian oriented area. 29th Avenue provides for a pedestrian friendly gateway to the town green, with extra wide attached sidewalks, on-street parking, handicapped accessible loading zones and street intersection bulb-outs. The town green itself features one lane, one way couplets in an elliptical shape for counterclockwise traffic flow that allows for landscaping in the center which transitions to a 60 foot wide raised median section emphasizing wide planting areas with gravel and paved sidewalks.
The main element of the project included roadway construction, right-of-way delineation and major underground utility design, including sanitary and storm drain outfall for the watershed. A highly challenging part of this project involved investigating alternatives to resolve the technical and safety concerns of the City and County of Denver while maintaining special design features envisioned by the urban planning team.