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Anschutz Medical Campus

Site-Wide Coordinated Master Plan - Phase II

The Site-Wide Coordinated Master Plan – Phase II is the culmination of an extensive, collaborative planning process for a unique and rapidly developing 578-acre area within the City of Aurora. The foundation for this effort was the 2011 Site-Wide Coordinated Master Plan – Phase I.  The Phase II effort involved numerous stakeholders from various public institutions, government agencies, non- and for-profit entities, and community associations and organizations that are part of the roughly square-mile site.  Seven main site-wide stakeholder entities, including Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO), City of Aurora (COA), Denver Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and University Physicians, Inc. (UPI) were actively involved in each phase of the site-wide master plan. 

The purpose of this effort was to create a framework for continued communication and collaborative planning that will enable the site-wide stakeholders to deal with the critical issues and significant opportunities of today and tomorrow.  The overarching success of the site-wide master planning process is the renewed integration of planning efforts by all site-wide stakeholders.

2012 Facilities Master Plan

The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Hospital, and Children's Hospital Colorado.  The co-location of these three prestigious partner institutions has given rise to an exemplary Academic Health Center and produced a thriving economic engine for the state of Colorado.

The 230-acre Academic Health Center began to emerge from the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Garrison in 1998 with its first Master Plan. This plan envisioned a unique unified environment for the 21st Century that would enable excellence in education, research and clinical care.

In 2012, over 16,000 people were employed at CU and the hospitals, and more than 4,000 students were enrolled within the University's six health sciences schools and colleges.  As a result, the campus population was over 20,000 people, not including patients and visitors.  The 2012 Facilities Master Plan reflects the combined vision of the organizations that support this population, and the plan charts an improved course for the future that will enable the partner institutions to provide the highest quality health sciences education and health care services to the region, state and nation in the years to come.

The Office of Institutional Planning is excited to share the Anschutz Medical Campus 2012 Facilities Master Plan with campus, site-wide, and neighboring communities. 

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