The Stapleton International Airport was Denver’s primary airport from 1929 to 1995 when it was closed and replaced by the Denver International Airport. While DIA was under construction in the early 90’s, City officials went to work on a plan for the soon to be vacant 4,700 acre Stapleton site. Forest City Enterprises was selected as a partner and master developer of this mixed-use, sustainable community and in 2001, construction began!
The Stapleton neighborhood is all encompassing and upon completion is expected to be home to some 30,000 residents in 12,000 single-family homes, condos and apartment units. In addition, the residential options will be complimented by 10 million square feet of office space, 1.5 million square feet of retail space, 10+ schools and a commuter rail station. At completion, the green space in Stapleton including parks, open space, dog parks, bike trails and a skate park, will total around 1,100 acres (over 30% of the entire development). All of the airport’s infrastructure has been removed with the exception of the 12-story control tower which will be remain as a monument to the neighborhood’s history.
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