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Union Station parking disappears: Lots of luck parking your car in LoDo in 2012!

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Still need to make a resolution for 2012? How about this: Don't try to park in LoDo.

Now that RTD has chosen the Union Station Alliance to revamp the facility, the project to turn the area around the station into a multi-modal mainstay by 2014 is moving full speed ahead.

Already, a mountain of dirt behind Union Station testifies to all the excavation and construction work of the past year that will return the station area to its status as a true transportation hub; the Union Station Neighborhood Co. is supervising that job. The latest sign of the times? As of today, the two parking lots flanking the front of Union Station are off-limits, permanently -- as this photo proves.

All aboard!

This isn't the first transformation of the space in front of Union Station -- even if it promises to be most monumental. See more in our "Remaking Union Station Plaza" slide show.

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