The Westminster Station project was recently awarded 2017 Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association, Colorado Chapter. This prestigious award recognizes the project team for their innovation, cooperation and vision in creating a regional amenity that includes a safe and attractive transit environment for patrons and sets the stage for future development.
On the heels of this award, the Little Dry Creek Drainage and Flood Control Project (at Westminster Station) won the 2017 Excellence in Engineering Award from the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Flood Plain Managers. The project realigned Little Dry Creek, created a 2.3-acre pond and lowered the flood plain by 5 feet to keep the commuter rail tracks above water during significant storms. The project created an inviting and quiet space that compliments the emerging transit oriented development area around Westminster Station.
Twelve years in the making, these projects utilized talent from all city departments and laid the groundwork for forthcoming development at Westminster Station Park. The hard work of many talented employees, both past and present, helped make the planning and vision of this project a reality.
In addition to city staff, these projects represent the results of strong public partnerships with many regional partners including Adams County, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation District, the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, Great Outdoors Colorado, the Westminster Legacy Foundation and Crestview Water and Sanitation District. Private partners on the project include Martin and Martin, Norris Design, Concrete Express, Mueller Engineering, the Matrix Design Group and the Beck Group.
Current and future private projects in the area include residential and mixed-use developments by Alto, REgeneration and Sherman and Associates. Early phases of these projects include over 440 residential units and 63,000 square feet of commercial space. Gemini Beer Company has been announced as an anchor for REgeneration’s “wrap” around the parking garage.
Future public projects include the installation of a playground and pavilion as part of the new Westminster Station Park with construction anticipated to commence in a few months.