The NEXT Big Thing
The Denver Channel has a story about Denver's Smart Cities. LC Fulenwider development Peña Station NEXT is featured. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full article.
Denver’s NEXT big thing is exploding right now, in a place you might least expect.
It’s called Pena Station NEXT, and it’s the last stop along the A Line to Denver International Airport.
“This will be the hub for the region,” said Ferd Belz, president of L.C. Fulenwider, the master developer on the project.
Pena Station NEXT is a master-planned smart city — which is an urban area that uses various sensors to collect and use data to manage resources. Pena Station NEXT promises walkability, innovation and cutting-edge technology.
Smart cities often collect this data from residents and devices to do tasks like managing traffic, water supply networks, crime detection, schools, hospitals and more.
L.C. Fulenwider is a family-owned company that bought thousands of acres of farmland out near DIA in the late 1800s.
"And then, over time, the world came to us," Belz said.
Now, that same family is the master developer, owner and visionary of a 400-acre site that they tout as the city of the future.