For several years the development and transformation of Denver’s Union Station and its transportation hub has been quietly going on behind the scenes. Denver Union Station also known as DUS is undergoing extensive renovations. Here are some development activities: the white steel canopy has been erected for the future DIA rail terminal on the west side of Union Station (scheduled to open 2016) and next month white canopies will be installed to resembling the airport’s signature roof, the Wing buildings are underway and the north building (IMA building) is 85% leased, Kiewit Infrastructure Co. completed a three block long underground bus station in conjunction with the roads , tracks and commuter rails that will facilitate an estimated 100,000 passengers every day, RTD’s light rail platform which opened in August 2012, is ready to accept trains from FasTracks West Line, which will open April 26th.  Plans for the 99 year old Union Station includes 110 luxury hotel rooms, retail space and a long bar where the old ticket counter used to be. The project should be completed by July 2014 in time for the 100th year anniversary of the opening of Union Station.  Because of the major renovations and development, LoDo has become the hottest office market in CBD area. Currently there are about 924,000 square feet under construction and there are plans for almost 2 million more square feet. Over a $1 billion in private development is under way including six multifamily and office projects, with six more in design and permitting stages.