A facility that will serve as the end point for the 37-mile FasTracks commuter rail connecting Denver to Longmont could be a new part of Longmont’s downtown landscape in the not too-distance future.
Longmont city leaders say that the modern Regional Transportation District hub could cost as much as $72 million to build, with at least $17 million of that figure paid for by the RTD.
Based upon the recommendations of Economic and Planning Systems, Inc., a land economics consulting firm with offices in Denver, the new station will have retail and office space, as well a parking garage with enough room for up to 400 vehicles.
It has been estimated that it will cost at least $4.3 million for Longmont to acquire the land at the corner of 1st Avenue and South Main Street needed for the project, with site infrastructure improvements at $5.8 million.
An exact construction schedule for the hub could be announced later this year or in early 2018.
By Garry Boulard
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