FOCUS is an integrated citywide performance management system that utilizes data to drive decision-making and budgeting for the services Arvada citizens want and need. The 2014-19 City Council Strategic Plan is the foundation for FOCUS and each department operates within a strategic business plan containing objective performance measures. Departments share performance updates and outcomes on a quarterly basis with City leadership. FOCUS provides the framework for employee accountability and highlights the value citizens receive for their investment. Visit the FOCUS page and download related documents including the City Council City Strategic Plan 2014 - 2019.
Parks and Open Space Open Space and Nature
Arvada Parks System Master Plan
The City's current Master Plan was adopted in 2016 and is based on Council's Strategic Goals. An inventory of existing conditions and an analysis of community needs, based on input provided by Arvada residents through survey responses and comments made in a series of public workshops and other forums, were integral to the plan development.
Blunn/Pioneer Master Plan
A 30-year Master Plan is being conducted for the 1,600-acre primarily undeveloped property located north of W. 64th Ave., east of Highway 93, south of Leyden Road and west of Virgil Street including the Arvada/Blunn Reservoir, Tucker Lake, Pioneer Sand and Gravel quarry, and nearby open space areas. Existing and future uses for this property are being considered.
Capital Improvement Plan
The 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) identifies the short and long term infrastructure needs identified by the City for all of its operations including: facilities, parks, streets, water, wastewater, storm water, hospitality, golf and the Arvada Center. The intent of the CIP is to balance the identified needs of the City with the available resources.
Plan Arvada (Current and Long Range Plans) Development in Arvada
The 2014 Comprehensive Plan articulates the community's shared values and vision. Goals and policies help guide development and investment decisions that influence the quality of life in Arvada. The Plan establishes the City’s land use pattern, sets the stage for development regulations and standards, and guides the City in funding programs and capital investments by anticipating future tax revenue. The Plan was prepared to conform to the requirements in the Colorado Revised Statues.
Conservation (Sustain Arvada) Services and Sustainability
Sustain Arvada Plan
The Sustain Arvada Plan has two primary components: The Municipal Action Plan and the Community Plan. While both plans strive to achieve a more sustainable community, the Municipal Action Plan, developed in 2010, defined and created a sustainable corporate identity for the City of Arvada. The Community Plan, adopted in 2012, focused on aspects of sustainability that relate to the entire Arvada population.
Olde Town Parking and Transportation Demand Plan
Developed in 2010, the Olde Town Parking and Transportation Demand Plan determined short-term and long-term recommendations to improve parking and transportation in Olde Town Arvada.
Arvada Transit Framework Plan
In 2007, the City of Arvada initiated the Arvada Transit Station Planning Project to study the individual needs of each of the Gold Line Stations--Sheridan, Olde Town and Kipling--in order to strengthen all three stations and better serve the community.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan
Created in 2009, this document is in the process of being updated. The current plan includes recommendations for bicycling and walking within a half-mile radius of the three Gold Line stations; modifications to current roadways to improve trail connections; facility-specific infrastructure; and a discussion of the top ten priorities.