The Citadel on Colfax
Northstar Commercial Partners
The Citadel on Colfax is a 20-acre mixed use infill development in Aurora Colorado, located just to the east of the Fitzsimons Veteran’s Administration Hospital. This mixed use development is the first to market a veteran-focused project in the state, and is designed to create a strong sense of community across multiple generations.
The Citadel is designed to be a master planned development that creates a strong sense of community and empowerment as local veterans are reintegrated back into the local community. Galloway has been working with the master developer to create a unique and flexible development that can support a variety of uses including retail, medical, office, supportive housing and single family residential.
The landscape design is a key element to the organization of the site – the meandering trail and associated park spaces weave together the various uses of the development.
As part of a public-private partnership, Galloway has been working with both the master developer and City of Aurora to develop the site’s open space plan.
The Citadel offers recreational amenities, a central community gathering space ‘Central Park’ and smaller pocket parks for the residents of this new neighborhood on Colfax.
The Granby Ditch is an unimproved historic overflow from the Highline Canal which was transformed into a major drainageway as Aurora developed around it. To better accommodate the development and to improve the ditch to a stable defined drainageway the Granby ditch was realigned through the site.
Although a part of the larger private project, the Granby Ditch facility is owned and maintained by the City of Aurora and is Urban Drainage maintenance eligible. The City of Aurora was integral in the scope and design of this realignment. The project also installed storm sewer inlets and pipe within the roadways. Upon completion the storm sewer will be owned and maintained by the City of Aurora.