J3 Engineering Consultants, Inc. provided civil engineering and construction observation services for this 32-acre master planned, high density, mixed use development in the heart of Downtown Denver. The area was the redevelopment of a contaminated brownfield site from an early 1900s historical land fill and necessitated design constraints on the amount and locations of earthwork cut, stormwater outfalls, and required coordination with the adjacent Union Pacific railroad. These constraints, along with the desire to differentiate from other developments culminated in new urban street sections that were generated and approved by the City and County of Denver, which was able to highlight the project’s urban nature. The phased development required foresight in the design of the Metropolitan District infrastructure to service the developer-built pad sites. Additionally, the reduced roadway widths, along with zero building setbacks, generated an urban streetscape meeting the pedestrian in form, function and scale. The project layout was generated to frame sightlines to the downtown skyline and to the emphasize the recreational and entertainment opportunities in the area.