For a while, homes in Aurora have always been thought of as a suburb just east of Denver. Aurora City and Economic officials are doing their best to change that perception by touting some of the big projects being planned for the city in the near future.
One the list:
- Light Rail project along I-225
- New 12-story tower expansion at the University of Colorado Hospital at Aurora’s Anschutz Medical Campus
- Projected growth to 500,000 residents in the next few decades.
“Aurora is in transition from a suburb to a city,” Mayor Steve Hogan told the crowd, noting that the city of 340,000 people has been growing up to 4 percent a year in the last few years.
“Within the next few decades it will be a city of more than 500,000,” Hogan said.
Hogan spoke at a breakfast meeting of the Associated General Contractors of Colorado, held on the unfinished eighth floor of the $393 million, 12-story tower expansion at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) at Aurora’s Anschutz Medical Campus.
The demand for Aurora condos and Aurora homes have been climbing for a while, and its a good sign that so much economic develop is in the works. It will be interesting to see if these projects make the impact they are predicting, but the past successes of neighborhoods near the light rail stations foreshadow good things.