Arvada, CO – On November 13, 2014, officials dug shovels into soil that had been pre-loosened due to sub-zero temperatures at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Olde Town Hub.
Twenty-six months later, on February 2, members of the Arvada City Council will drive into the completed Transit Hub and park—the first vehicles to officially do so as part of the highly anticipated opening of this signature project in historic Olde Town Arvada!
WHAT: Grand Opening of the Olde Town Hub
WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Gather at plaza beneath the clock tower at approximately W. 56th Ave. and Vance St. Parking available in Vance Lot (NE corner of 56th and Vance) and Landmark Theater Lot.
While the primary catalyst to build the Olde Town Hub was the yet-to-be-opened G Line (part of RTD’s FasTracks system scheduled to open in 2017)—parking for Olde Town Arvada visitors and employees was also a motivating factor. As Arvada Mayor Marc Williams states, “While we anxiously await the G Line, in the meantime we are thrilled to open the Hub which will provide much-needed relief to the parking crunch that has become a serious problem for Arvada’s popular downtown.”
The Olde Town Hub will officially open to public parking at 5 p.m. on February 2 after the opening ceremony. Public parking will be free, with a four-hour parking limit, until G Line rail service begins. Once the G Line opens, a 90-day utilization study will determine next steps for parking management in the Olde Town area including paid parking for the Hub.
The total cost of the Olde Town Hub is approximately $36 million dollars. It is a project of the City of Arvada, with the collaboration of Trammell Crow Company, RNL Architects, and Kiewit Building Group.
Olde Town Hub Features
- A 600-space parking structure (200 for Olde Town visitors and employees, and 400 for future G Line commuters).
- Four plazas connecting Olde Town to the station and parking structure, offer gathering spaces, and enrich the transit and shopping experiences of Olde Town visitors.
- A 36,000 square foot “Festival” deck to accommodate community events on weekends.
The Hub also includes a bus transfer facility to connect passengers to the G Line; however, RTD bus services will not be moving from its current location and into the Hub until the G Line opens in 2017.
- The Olde Town Hub structure is 225,000 square feet---about the size of four large grocery stores.
- 35,000 cubic yards of soil was excavated in the construction, enough to fill 11 football fields one foot deep.
- There are 20,000 square feet of decorative panels mounted along the sides of the structure, more than the floor area in eight average-sized homes.
People who work in Olde Town may apply for a permit to park in the Olde Town Hub which exempts them from the four-hour limit. For more information about parking and permits, visit arvada.org/parking-in-olde-town.
NOTES FOR MEDIA
- There will be interview opportunities with the Arvada City Council and members of the RTD Board of Directors.
- Time-lapse video of construction from start to finish.
- Coming soon! Before, during, and after photos of construction.