I-70, Thinking Outside the Freeway

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Brown Palace 321 17th St.

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We've seen the plans to widen I-70 to 10 lanes of traffic, causing a great deal of hardship to the surrounding neighborhoods. Some say we need a forward thinking solution because transportation modes are changing. What if there was an alternative diagnosis to traffic issues on I-70? City Club of Denver welcomes Dean Foreman and Dennis Royer to discuss issues surrounding the recently published and controversial Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the I-70 east corridor east of I-25 through the neighborhoods of Elyria, Swansea and Globeville. Foreman  will present an alternative to the highway widening developed with local planners, architects, students and design professionals, to eliminate the elevated viaducts and replace it with an at-grade boulevard. Royer will discuss what's technically wrong with CDOT's preferred I-70 alternative.


Dean Foreman, AIA, LEED AP, a Colorado architect since 1984, received a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1977 and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado in 1981.  Currently Project Manager with the Mulhern Group, Ltd. in Denver, Dean has designed and managed the document production and overseen construction of numerous single and multi-family housing projects, retail environments, high-rise office buildings, mixed-use complexes, hotels, hospitals and medical office buildings for several Denver area firms including: Tryba Architects, Davis Partnership, Hansen Lind Meyer and Engelke Architects. A member of the AIA Denver Urban Design Committee since 2005, Dean chaired the Committee from 2008-2013, was twice awarded the AIA Denver Presidents Award (2010 and 2012) and was a principal for the AIA Colorado Firm of the Year in 2008. Dean was a graduate of the Transit Academy in 2011, president of his local HOA for 5 years and currently chairs its Architectural Control Committee. Dean also founded Designer Volleyball League, Inc. in 2003, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to bring architects, engineers and contractors together for recreation as well as support local businesses and is currently its President and CEO.


With over forty years of experience working in the transportation profession, Royer currently is a freelance consultant working as the Construction Monitor for the City Auditor, Dennis Gallagher, reviewing construction projects such as the Denver International Airport hotel, transit station and terminal expansion. Royer was the Chief of Public Works and Transportation/Public Works Commissioner for the City of Boston for four years. Prior to that, he worked for the City and County of Denver Public Works Department, seven years as a Deputy Manager, and fifteen as the Director of Transportation Engineering/City Traffic Engineer. Earlier, Royer worked for two national consulting firms in Washington, D.C.

Royer worked on every type of transportation project, from freeway construction to heavy rail (Washington, D.C.) and light rail (Denver), corridor design and construction (Alameda Parkway and Auraria Parkway) to drawbridge (Boston) and viaduct replacements (20th & 23rd Street), as well as the Colorado Convention Center Expansion. He was the City coordinator for the $1.67 Billion T-REX Project, and has been involved with numerous environmental analyses throughout his career.


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