The smart city solutions being deployed at Peña Station NEXT will include an innovative solar-plus-storage microgrid, smart LED street lights with video analytics and other features for community safety and parking, community Wi-Fi, electric vehicle charging stations, and autonomous electric shuttles to create a seamless mobility experience throughout the transit-oriented development to and from the rail station.
"Panasonic is much more than the anchor corporate tenant at Peña Station NEXT," said Jarrett Wendt, Executive Vice President of strategic initiatives at Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. "This is our home, and this strategic investment is a testament to our commitment to make that home one of the smartest and most sustainable new developments in the country. In partnership with LC Fulenwider, the progressive City and County of Denver, Denver International Airport, and our other key partners, we expect to put Peña Station NEXT on the national and global map."
Panasonic's investment comes at a time when the City and County of Denver and Denver International Airport have embarked on a bold vision to create a "Colorado Aerotropolis." DIA is the 6th busiest airport in the United States and recently ranked the #2 best airport in North America in the 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards. The Aerotropolis initiative is expected to make DIA and the surrounding area a world-class "live, work, play" destination and Peña Station NEXT will be a cornerstone of that effort.
"Having Panasonic as an equity partner in Rail Stop is a game changer. It ensures that we will be the true North American showpiece for the next generation of smart and sustainable technologies, which will be incorporated into the fabric of our transit-oriented development (TOD) at the front door of DIA," said Cal Fulenwider, III, CEO of LC Fulenwider, Inc. "Peña Station NEXT is raising the bar for real estate development in the United States by utilizing clean, smart, connected, and sustainable technologies as the basis of our master plan. Having Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company as our partner guarantees we will always be the technological leader and at the cutting edge of smart, sustainable development."
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies, and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service, and R&D operations. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine's 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to the electric vehicle revolution. Learn more about Panasonic at us.panasonic.com/news.
About LC Fulenwider, Inc.
LC Fulenwider, Inc. is a fourth-generation Colorado real estate development company founded in 1904.
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