Building a Platform for Innovation
The Fitzsimons Innovation Campus (FIC) will become the most advanced and vibrant Innovation Campus in Colorado, attracting both bio-medical and non-bio medical innovators. The Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA) recognizes that in order to attract the innovative companies that will shape the future, the physical design of a successful innovation campus must reflect the beliefs and culture of the innovators themselves.
Civitas created a Vision Plan that capitalizes on the site’s strategic location between Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) and a new light rail station. A set of urban design frameworks creates a highly connected urban environment that emphasizes identity, placemaking and a highly walkable and bikeable street network.
Civitas led a team comprised of economists, civil engineers and transportation planners to create a master plan that was visionary and phasable to meet the long term goals of the FRA. Civitas also worked closely with City to craft their Station Area Plan; entitled the property and authored Urban Design Guidelines. Civitas established and is currently facilitating the FRA Design Review Board with initial projects beginning in summer 2017.