Front Range Airport provides a full range of services for commercial, corporate, and private aircraft. The airport’s 3,360 acres make Front Range larger than all other general aviation airports in the area combined. Situated six miles southeast of Denver International Airport’s (DIA) cargo facilities, Front Range offers complementary services to DIA commercial passenger and air cargo capabilities. 56th Avenue provides direct access between Front Range Airport and DIA—a drive that takes only ten minutes. Front Range provides world class general aviation facilities in addition to 24-hour air cargo operations and business airpark opportunities.

Matrix provided professional services relating to the preparation of an infrastructure master plan and other documents in support of the framework development plan (FDP) for the Transport Project.  This work supports preparation of a sitewide infrastructure master plan, FDP, and metro district formation for the project. The master plan products will provide the early planning support needed to launch the first phases of development; specifically the requirements for the UPPR rail yard(s).

Work elements associated with the infrastructure master plan included:

  • Establishment of the requisite framework to expedite review and approval schedules of the City of Aurora, thereby enabling fast track design and construction.
  • Resolution of technical issues related to infrastructure systems location, capacity, and condition to meet the needs of the proposed development program.  This included regional drainage facilities within Bear Gulch and the Box Elder Creek Watershed; installation of deep, non-tributary wells for water supply; regional wastewater treatment plant(s); and major transportation improvements with a new Interstate 70 interchange.
  • Creation of capital improvement programs automatically linked to economic models to provide cost-effective project phasing and just-in-time construction of trunk and in-tract infrastructure.
  • Development of a dynamic GIS-based electronic plan to serve as the long-term platform for management of information systems, program implementation, and future metropolitan district operations.

Services included:

  • Program Management
  • Infrastructure Master Planning and Design
  • Site Planning and Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cost Modeling and Value Engineering
  • Roadway and Utility System Design
  • Entitlement Coordination
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Land Surveying
  • Construction Management