Over the last year, the City conducted community meetings and surveys to solicit input from the community to develop design guidelines that will help maintain the character of the neighborhood. This was followed by a workshop with Planning Commission and City Council. One of the key issues identified through this process was how these guidelines would be implemented. The input we have received indicates that community is divided on the best implementation method. While a portion of the community would like the design guidelines to be mandatory, another portion of the community feels that they are more appropriately used as a tool to inform the community for their consideration. In light of these differing opinions, the City is proposing to adopt priority guidelines which would be mandatory, while utilized the remaining guidelines as advisory. The priority guidelines address topics that were identified by the community as essential such as mass, scale, placement, roof pitch and porch characteristics. A link to the draft Design Guidelines which identifies the priority guidelines is in the list of resources to the right.
At the June 29th Community Meeting proposed clarifications to the priority guidelines which provided better direction to home owners and staff were discussed. Based upon the discussion at that meeting a final draft of the priority guidelines was prepared. This will be presented to City Council during their workshop on August 14th. and s available as a link under the additional resources.
City Council Workshop
Monday, August 14th, 2017 6:00 PM
Arvada City Hall
8101 Ralston Road
Cheryl Drake, Community Development Department, firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-898-7436.