Denver Federal Center
West 6th Avenue and Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80225
The Denver Federal Center (DFC) is located adjacent to the foothills of the Colorado Rockies and is only minutes from downtown Denver. The Center houses 28 different agencies in 44 federal buildings, totaling four million square feet of rentable space, occupy the 623-acre campus. Agency tenants with facility related questions or concerns should contact (888) 999-4777.
Visitor Access: The DFC is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Visitors must stop and show identification, (i.e., government ID or a driver's license) to enter. Please be prepared to present a valid drivers license and current vehicle registration at the gates:
|Gate 1||Gate 4|
|Location: Kipling and Alameda
Open To: Employee/visitor/bus/delivery
Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon - Fri
After hours Access: With prior authorization
|Location: Union and 6th Avenue
Open To: Employee/visitor/bus
Hours: 6 a.m to 6 p.m., Mon - Fri
Parking: Parking throughout the DFC is open to visitors unless specifically designated. Visitor spaces are located near entrances to the buildings. Parking spaces are designated as 30 minute, one hour or two hour spaces.
Amenities: The numerous amenities within the DFC complex include child care facility, credit unions, food services, health unit, a wellness center, a museum and security. For a detailed list of amenities, click here.
Security & Access: Employees with questions regarding the HSPD-12 card should be directed to the Regional Security Office.
For more sustainable accomplishments
"Go Green Fact Sheet" »
Going Green: The DFC is committed to becoming the most sustainable campus in the United States by the year 2020. To do this, we are working on a variety of projects that allow us to be more eco-friendly. Some of these projects are:
- Replaced 19 regular, fuel-powered vehicles with zero-emissions vehicles. The DFC also has another 13 Slow Speed Electric Vehicles and two golf carts on site.
- At the end of 2011, GSA completed an additional 7 million kWh of solar photovoltaic (PV) work. Campus solar energy production rose from two percent to 17 for the DFC’s electrical needs annually. The combined capacity of all the solar arrays is enough to power around 1,064 residential homes.
- Significantly reduced air emissions and cost savings through 34 boiler replacements, retrofits, and upgrades. This resulted in 20 percent reduction of the energy the DFC uses.
Solar park tours: The public is welcome to come to the DFC at your convenience and experience a self-guided solar park tour with on site interpretive signs. That park is located off of North Avenue and Third Street, visible to those driving along 6th Avenue. The DFC is open to the public during the hours of 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Information on DFC future developments can be found at the Denver Federal Center Site Plan Study ».
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/r8dfc.