Dana Crawford was described in a 1990 Denver Post article as both an historic preservationist and a developer. Larimer Square in downtown Denver stands as one of her premier accomplishments, a wedding of preservation and development in lower downtown (LoDo). Other projects include Union Station, various restaurants, loft and office complexes, the Ice House, Coors Field, and the renovated Oxford Hotel. Her research on lower downtown properties and on development has thrust her to the forefront as a speaker and consultant to over 50 cities on housing in historic buildings and on mixed-use development. As a civic and business leader for over three decades, she has received many awards and much acclaim. A group of historic preservation organizations established the Dana Crawford Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation. Crawford is a founding member of Historic Denver, Inc., as well as Lower Downtown District, Inc. danacrawford.net
Today, Crawford is part of a consortium of Denver movers and shakers turning forsaken Union Station into a transit hub, hotel and cultural gathering place. Here is a recent interview where she discusses the Union Station project.