What do you call the area behind Union Station? The Platte Valley? Riverfront? The “area behind Union Station”? When the renovated station marked the fifth anniversary of reopening as a multi-modal transit center, we asked whether the area behind Union Station needed a nickname.

After all, the area is unrecognizable from what it looked like a decade ago, when it was a dusty rail yard with just a few warehouses and a lot of tumbleweeds. Today, every available square inch sports new construction. A nickname would not only capture this new neighborhood, but it would end confusion for people who head into Union Station to find a restaurant that is really in LoDo, or over on Platte Street.

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