As some of you may know the Denver International Airport, also known as DIA, has celebrated 25 years of operation this week and already looking to the future. DIA is the largest airport in the U.S by total land size (2nd in the world) however only about 14,000 out of roughly 40,000 acres of their property has been used. The plan? Become a city. DIA’s real estate division plans to use 60+ acres development at 61st street and Peña Boulevard to build residential and commercial businesses opportunities with the ability to house up to 60,000 people. To put that into perspective Grand Junction Colorado (GJT) has a population of about 65,000.
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