The Union Station Neighborhood in Denver, has transformed into one of Denver’s newest mixed use and vibrant neighborhoods with new parks, streetscapes, the renovated historic Denver Union Station that connect the city to the rest of the word. With a rapidly increasing population, which included over 1,000 four-legged friends, the public realm faced new challenges.
Livable Cities Studio, Inc. was hired in to study the streetscapes and gardens and develop recommendations for public realm improvements to accommodate people and dogs. The design strategy included the addition of ‘undesignated designated’ places for dogs that is built into the fabric of the streets by increasing the amount of softscape and plantings in key locations, and an engaging communications program that branded the new ‘Barlets’ as dog-friendly places.
Landscape Architecture | Urban Design
Central Platte Valley Metropolitan District
68 West Engineering