Denver, Colorado (May 30, 2018) – As part of the Regional Transportation District (RTD)
FasTracks program, PCL Construction Services, Inc. has begun construction of a
new parking garage at the Thornton Crossroads-104th
Station on the North Metro Rail Line. The 18.5-mile commuter rail line will
run from Denver Union Station through Commerce City, Northglenn and Thornton.
This expanded commuter radius has in turn necessitated an expansion of commuter
capacity. This garage will be the second collaborative project for PCL, Iron
Horse Architects, and Regional Rail Partners, and upon completion will
drastically upgrade the high-traffic station.
“Parking structures are popping up more and more within the
cities with high-traffic areas. The cities and developers are trying to design
these parking structures so that they are seen more as a one-stop location
instead of a hindrance taking up real estate,” said Ryan Schmidt, PCL’s Denver district
operations manager. “We are excited to continue our relationship with Regional
Rail Partners, Iron Horse Architects, and RTD with the construction of the 104th
Avenue Station Garage.”
The new six-story, cast-in-place posttension parking garage
will hold 823 stalls and include two vehicle entrances; one located on the
northern end of the garage and one on the southern end. The main entrance
off the station plaza houses two elevators and the main stairway. Additionally,
the garage includes three stairwells with glass enclosures to admit ample
natural light. Other features include colored concrete exterior walls, mesh screening
panels at the lower levels, and metal panels on the exterior.
The main function of the garage will naturally be
to provide the required parking spaces for Metro users, but it will congruently
enhance the surrounding community by minimizing the Right of Way impacts to
neighboring businesses and residential homes. “With traffic increasing
throughout the metro area and pressing as far north as Westminster, the cities
are trying to proactively build structures that support the growing
community using the mass transit system,” said Schmidt.
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that
carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in
Australia. The Denver office has over 40 years’ experience of building
successful commercial residential, hospitality, and educational facilities
along with site infrastructure projects throughout Colorado. These diverse
operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets
are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these
companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion, making
PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us
build at PCL.com.
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