Tale of 2 projects: Metro districts fund critical infrastructure

This article is the first in a two-part series on the use of metropolitan districts in funding the extension of public improvements to serve new growth in the initial development of the Panorama Business Park and in the redevelopment of a part of the business park that has since been reimagined as The District, a mixed-use, urban development.

Driving south along Interstate 25 between Belleview Avenue and County Line Road, the RTD light rail, office and apartment buildings, as well as dining and entertainment venues surround the Colorado highway, but this was not always the case.