Located in Northwest Aurora, Colorado adjacent to the new Stapleton development and only 15 minutes from the Airport, you’ll find another redevelopment project that has taken the place of the old decommissioned Fitzsimmons Army Base. Anschutz Medical Center is now the largest medical redevelopment project in the United States.
Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center was in operation from 1918-1999 and over time, the base was realigned and it closed. It was a prime location in 1918 and it it’s still a prime location, especially for a medical campus. It’s close to the airport, highways and other resources. The University of Colorado (CU) had a vision and added their 4th campus and named it CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The campus is one of the nations newest health care and medical research facilities in the world focusing on excellence in learning, research and creativity, community engagement and clinical care. From 2004-2008 CU began moving their health-science related program to the campus, construction began and today it is thriving!
Not only is the campus a leading school of medicine but it is home to the University of Colorado Hospital and the newly built Children’s Hospital. The students will be able to learn on campus and have hands on experience working directly with the hospitals. Recently, this Children’s Hospital was ranked top 5 best Children’s Hospital by Parents Magazine and a top 10 hospital ranked by US News and World Report. They have some of the best care within a 7 state region and it’s right here in Aurora’s back yard!
I grew up traveling these streets and it’s hard to imagine what it used to be like. Time always changes things and for a period of 5 or 10 years it was quiet and not much happening. Honestly, the area was deteriorating but NOW the area is revived and a destination! Not only is it a learning facility with top ranking working hospitals, but new hotels are being constructed, restaurants are in place, businesses are growing, the highway is getting a makeover and it’s creating jobs.
The area has been such a hit, that it continues to be under construction. I believe they’ve had expansion plans for the future, but have likely hit their goals years ahead of time and expansion is the only option.
The future looks good in this new thriving area in Aurora, Colorado! Contact me for information about housing near the new Anchutz Medical Campus at Fitzsimmons.