The new Denver International Airport, now under construction, will cover 53 square miles, cost $1.9 billion plus about $260 million in land acquisition, and hire 34,000 employees. Economic impact studies of other airports were undertaken by the developers in order to provide for a steady, regulated growth of peripheral development, preceded by an adequate infrastructure of roads and utilities. Much of the development will be built in and near a 5000-acre corridor designated The Gateway. The city's Gateway/Stapleton Development Office will probably convert existing Stapleton Airport to an international trade center and industrial park, which will mean tearing up and recycling the four two-mile-long concrete runways plus a fifth, shorter one and finding uses for about 150 existing buildings. Comparisons between Denver's new airport and Dulles International Airport show that both airports are about 25 or 26 miles from downtown, and that Denver is expected to realize a growth in commercial development just as Dulles is experiencing now with more than $2 billion in commercial construction currently underway.

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    Cahners Publishing Company

    275 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  United States  02158-1630
  • Authors:
    • Merwin, D P
  • Publication Date: 1990-7

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 22-25
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  • Accession Number: 00496717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM