- All around high-quality housing, schools, neighborhood, even decent shopping nearby.
- 15 minutes to Downtown, 15 minutes to DIA on what I think will be the best train in our system.
- Close to actual Denver. You know, museums and zoos and such.
- White vinyl.
- Gaylord Kansas.
Winner...well, obviously the aerotropolis.
In all seriousness, though, this is a big deal. I understand when folks argue that the airport plans are not threat to the CBD because it's targeting light industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, maybe some office that isn't quite appropriate for a more urban setting. Stapleton should be targeting exactly the same market as the aerotropolis. How long until Forest City reminds Mayor Hancock that, "hey, last time I checked, we're Denver too."?
We don't need another garbage Tech Center within Denver - we should be focusing that type of office toward the CBD and Union Station (which can compete quite nicely with the Tech Center, even on the Tech Center's terms) until that's built out. Or at a minimum, our TODs.
I dunno... I guess my feelings are mixed. Better at Stapleton than Interlocken. But better Downtown than Stapleton, if we can encourage it.
EDIT: I'm liking the whole feel of the I-70 corridor, though. Trench that sucker, it'll do wonders for the neighborhood, north and south, and make I-70 a usable highway again. The train. Business and residential scattered all along the corridor. I'm liking it. Next thing to resolve is the Stock Show, which more than ever I think should be made to work in-place, at (almost) any cost.