A portion of the recreation field along Larimer Street, between 11th and 12th Streets, is being transformed into a new student housing, dining, and Learning Commons facility.
This space creates a communal heart for the entire campus community. The gathering areas, dining options, and student access to academic support, as well as a variety of co-curricular success services, are designed to support all students and help them build new connections with each other, faculty, and staff.
The recreation field and the area around it is a very busy place. Behind the fencing, construction crews are building a three-winged structure with two residential wings and a three story Learning Commons. There's plenty of heavy equipment and activity on site, restricting pedestrian and vehicle access as needed.
Then, before we know it, the dust will be gone, the new spaces will be ready to welcome the campus community, and the transformation will be complete.
On Sunday, March 22, 2020, the central Auraria Campus bus stop was moved to just north of Walnut Street on 11th. The new stop will serve all RTD buses and Regency shuttles until the new CU Denver City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons opens for the fall 2021 semester. There will be no disruption of service.
Finding housing in Denver can be tough and expensive! The new residence hall aims to take that stress off of first-year students by offering a modern, safe, and affordable space. Located in the heart of the CU Denver neighborhood and connected to the new Learning Commons, students will be closer than ever to services, amenities, and classrooms. Welcome to your new hub for student residential life.
Imagine study spaces, tutoring rooms, and some of the most frequently visited academic support and student success services all in one location. The new Learning Commons is the place. It’s a spot built to bring our entire campus community together, designed to support the growth and development of both students and faculty. Gather, study, learn, and socialize. This is the one place to do it all.
Wondering about timeline, budget, why we’re building another residence hall, or the impact it will have? Fear not! We went directly to the source to get your questions answered by people in the know. Our key project stakeholders include architects and project planners and they lay out all of the specifics here, giving you the details you’re looking for. If you have questions, we have answers.
Disclaimer: Design is an iterative process and all images shown are representative of the design progress at a specific moment in time. The final design will continue to evolve and may vary from the images shown.