A New Innovation Paradigm

A fully integrated smart community designed for collaboration and innovation. The vision leverages and reinforces the campus building pattern with increased density, multimodal transportation and an enhanced open space network.

World-Class Medical Innovation Community

  • THE VISION PLAN
  • TRANSIT AND MOBILITY
  • PHASE 1 AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • THE COMMUNITY TODAY
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Fitzsimons Innovation Community

The largest and most ambitious research community of its kind in the Rocky Mountain Region with over 125 acres of land ready for development.

A Liveable Urban Campus Center

A vibrant, inviting urban center with new and redeveloped retail, residential, and a boutique hotel connected by dynamic public spaces.

CU Anschutz Medical Campus

The largest academic health care center in the Rocky Mountain region, nationally recognized as leaders in interdisciplinary teaching, research and clinical facilities.

VA Hospital

The new state-of-the-art VA Hospital includes three outpatient and two inpatient clinic buildings, a diagnostic treatment center and a research hub.

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Consistently ranked as a leader in pediatric care, Children’s Colorado is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital is one of the nation’s leading hospitals, and is the region’s only academic hospital.

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Fitzsimons Transit Station (Existing)

Providing 20-minute connections to either Denver International Airport or the heart of downtown Denver and Union Station.

Colfax Transit Station (Existing)

Served by trains departing every 15 minutes, the Colfax Transit Station provides access to the Fitzsimons Innovation Community from the south east.

Inner Loop Shuttle (Future Route)

Existing shuttle service to be re-routed along Scranton Boulevard as part of a campus-wide distributed transportation network.

Outer Loop Shuttle (Future Route)

Existing shuttle service to be augmented by an outer loop, strengthening the campus-wide distributed transportation network.

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Scranton Boulevard

Scranton Boulevard is planned as a Nobel Laureate Promenade connecting the Fitzsimons RTD Transit Station and Sand Creek Regional Greenway to the Campus Center and CU Research Quad.

Incubator/Accelerator Community

A community designed to accelerate innovation with leasable laboratories, research bays, open offices, office suites and flexible warehouse and distribution space.

Residential Village

A diverse mix of residential options with full range of amenities including meeting spaces, art galleries, retail offerings, fitness centers, garden courtyards and pool terraces.

University Hotel

The University Hotel is the center of hospitality, located at the nexus of the nationally recognized CU Medical Campus and the Aimco Residential Village within the Campus Center.

Compositive School

A new independent preK-5th grade school providing a rigorous and holistic academic program serving the innovation community

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Fitzsimons Innovation Community

The former Fitzsimons Golf Course was designed around dramatic views to the Rocky Mountains. These views are preserved and enhanced in the development vision for the Fitzsimons Innovation Community.

A Liveable Urban Campus Center

A vibrant, inviting urban center with new and redeveloped retail, residential, and a boutique hotel connected by dynamic public spaces.

CU Anschutz Medical Campus

The largest academic health care center in the Rocky Mountain region, nationally recognized as leaders in interdisciplinary teaching, research and clinical facilities.

VA Hospital

The new state-of-the-art VA Hospital includes three outpatient and two inpatient clinic buildings, a diagnostic treatment center and a research hub.

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Consistently ranked as a leader in pediatric care, Children’s Colorado is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital is one of the nation’s leading hospitals and is the region’s only academic hospital.

Leveraging Opportunity

Building on the momentum of The Anschutz Medical Campus-a destination for world-class education, patient care and research-the Fitzsimons Innovation Community vision is rooted in four defining planning cornerstones.

planning Cornerstones
  • Integrated Urban Campus- Connect Aurora's Diverse Edges and Neighborhoods
  • Dense Liveable Campus Center- Increase Density and a Create a Vibrant Central Neighborhood
  • Enhanced Connectivity- Provide a Regional Mobility Hub that Connects to the Existing Campus Street Grid
  • Colorado Open Space Network- Integrate Existing Open Spaces, Topography, Trees and Mountain Views

 

 

 

View west over Fairway Commons to Longs Peak beyond
Credit: Tryba Architects

Colorado Open Space Network

Connecting people to the Colorado landscape, the master plan builds from the character of the former Fitzsimons Golf Course by integrating its mountain and city views, existing trees and trails and topography through a network of parks, plazas and courtyards connected by pedestrian-oriented streets and promenades.

A Collection of Districts

  • FITZSIMONS INNOVATION COMMUNITY
  • CAMPUS CENTER & ACADEMIC VILLAGE
  • INCUBATOR/ACCELERATOR DISTRICT
  • FAIRWAY DISTRICT
  • TRANSIT STATION DISTRICT
  • PEORIA DISTRICT
  • FITZSIMONS TODAY
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Fitzsimons Innovation Community

The largest and most ambitious research communities of its kind in the Rocky Mountain Region with over 125 acres of land ready for development.

A Liveable Urban Campus Center

A vibrant, inviting urban center with new and redeveloped retail, residential, and a boutique hotel connected by dynamic public spaces.

CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Nationally recognized leaders in interdisciplinary teaching, research and clinical facilities.

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital is one of the nation’s leading hospitals, and is the region’s only academic hospital.

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Consistently ranked as a leader in pediatric care, Children’s Colorado is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

VA Hospital

The new state-of-the-art VA Hospital includes three outpatient and two inpatient clinic buildings, a diagnostic treatment center and a research hub.

Army Reserve

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Residential Village
A diverse mix of residential options with a  full range of amenities including meeting spaces, art galleries, retail offerings, fitness centers, garden courtyards and pool terraces.

Bioscience 2

Host to a diverse concentration of companies, Bioscience II fronts the dynamic open gathering space at the center of the community.

University Hotel
The University Hotel is the center of hospitality, located at the nexus of the nationally recognized CU Medical Campus and the Aimco Residential Village.

Building 500
Recognizable from all angles, historic Building 500 opened in 1941 and is listed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.

CU Anschutz Research Quad
This 1.1 million square foot complex contains advanced wet and dry research labs, 22 core labs, lab support space, research and program offices and central vivarium.

CU Anschutz Academic Quad
The academic quad houses a full spectrum programs in medicine, nursing, dental medicine, pharmacy and public health in newly constructed facilities.

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Bioscience 5

To better serve the biotech community’s demands on campus, Bioscience 5 will offer a new product more conducive to start-ups by providing flexible warehouse and distribution space.

Bioscience 3

Opening in 2019, the three level, 115,000 GSF building is designed to support a diverse concentration of companies.

Bioscience 1

Grow your company in a plug & play environment designed to encourage collaboration.

Bioscience 2

Lease space alongside CU Anschutz’s bioengineering program.

A Liveable, Urban Campus Center

A vibrant, inviting urban center with new and redeveloped retail, residential, and hotel connected by dynamic public spaces.

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Racine Street Open Space

Racine Street is a primary north/south bicycle, pedestrian and automobile connection linking Anschutz Medical Campus to Fitzsimons Station and Sand Creek Regional Greenway. It is envisioned to integrate water quality and a community-wide drainage system within a beautifully landscaped park, which will run the length of the Innovation Community, providing an amenity to all buildings along its frontage.

Fairway Commons

The re-invented Fairway No. 15 forms a central open space integrating existing trees and mountain views, providing open space frontage to development throughout this district.

Scranton Boulevard

Scranton Boulevard is planned as a Nobel Laureate Promenade connecting the Fitzsimons RTD Transit Station and Sand Creek Regional Greenway to the Campus Center and the CU Research Quad.

A Liveable, Urban Campus Center

A vibrant, inviting urban center with new and redeveloped retail, residential, and hotel connected by dynamic public spaces.

CU Anschutz Research Complex

This 1.1 million square foot complex contains advanced wet and dry research labs, 22 core labs, lab support space, research and program offices and central vivarium.

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Fitzsimons Transit Station (Existing)

Providing 20-minute connections to either Denver International Airport or the heart of downtown Denver and Union Station.

New High School

A new school within, grades 6-12, is currently in planning stages by Aurora Public Schools.

Scranton Boulevard

Scranton Boulevard is planned as a Nobel Laureate Promenade connecting the Campus Center and CU Research to the Fitzsimons RTD Transit Station and Sand Creek Regional Greenway.

A Liveable, Urban Campus Center

A vibrant, inviting urban center with new and redeveloped retail, residential, and hotel connected by dynamic public spaces.

CU Anschutz Research Complex

This 1.1 million square foot complex contains advanced wet and dry research labs, 22 core labs, lab support space, research and program offices and central vivarium.

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23rd Avenue

One of the campus’ primary east-west connectors, 23rd Avenue will run through the heart of the innovation community and is intended to be one of the highest trafficked streets on campus. The Peoria district, defined by 23rd, is envisioned as a Gateway into the Innovation Community from North Aurora and Denver.

Fairway Commons

The re-invented Fairway No. 15 forms a central open space integrating existing trees and views, providing open space frontage to development throughout this district.

North Middle School Health Sciences and Technology Campus

Colorado State Veterans Home

UCHealth Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation

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Fitzsimons Innovation Community

The former Fitzsimons Golf Course was designed around dramatic views to the Rocky Mountains. These views are preserved and enhanced in the development vision for the Fitzsimons Innovation Community.

A Liveable Urban Campus Center

A vibrant, inviting urban center with new and redeveloped retail, residential, and a boutique hotel connected by dynamic public spaces.

CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Nationally recognized leaders in interdisciplinary teaching, research and clinical facilities.

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Consistently ranked as a leader in pediatric care, Children’s Colorado is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital is one of the nation’s leading hospitals and is the region’s only academic hospital.

VA Hospital

The new state-of-the-art VA Hospital includes three outpatient and two inpatient clinic buildings, a diagnostic treatment center and a research hub.