Arvada Plans: Arvada Comprehensive Plan

Arvada Plans: Arvada Comprehensive Plan

News and Updates

The 2014 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Planning Commission after a public hearing on August 19, 2014.  The Plan now goes to the City Council for a public meeting on October 6, 2014, 6 PM in City Council Chambers. At this meeting, City Council will consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation that City Council ratify the new Comprehensive Plan. There will be an opportunity for public comment at this public meeting.

The Public Hearing Draft of the Comprehensive Plan, associated Appendices and the City staff report are available on the right hand side of this page under 2014 Public Hearing Draft Documents.

The City of Arvada has been working on an update to the Comprehensive Plan for the last 13 months.  Public input on the Plan was sought through stakeholder interviews, public meeting and on-line mechanisms. See project history for more information.

Questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan may be directed to Kevin Nichols, Senior Planner at 720-898-7464 or



What is a Comprehensive Plan?

The Arvada Comprehensive Plan is the City’s guiding policy document with respect to how the community should develop in the future. It is used by the City in reviewing land use proposals and serves as a guide in public investment decisions over a 5 - 7 year period.  The Comprehensive Plan is updated every few years to take into account changing economic and demographic conditions and issues facing the City in the future.  The first plan was adopted in 1964 and since that time, the plan has been amended five times



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Project History

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2014 Draft Plan Documents: Appendices; Draft Plan; Land Use Comparison Exhibits; Land Use Options for Indiana; Workshop Materials; City Council Presentation Workshop Materials; Public Responses on Draft Comprehensive Plan

June 25 & 26, 2014: Comprehensive Plan Open House Presentation Materials

March 6, 2014: Advisory Committees/Commissions Summit Presentation

February 19-22, 2014: High School Outreach Summary

February 13-22, 2014: Community Choices Workshop Comment Summary

February 6, 2014: Arvada Listens - Opportunity Area Response Report

December 9, 2013: Planning Commission / City Council Worksession on the Comprehensive Plan, Foundation through Opportunities Analysis Tasks

December 4, 2013: Arvada Listens - Vision Document Response Report

October 12, 2013: Festival of Scarecrows Public Input

September 30, 2013: Advisory Committees/Commissions Summit Summary

September 11 & 12, 2013: Kick-Off Event - Vision Discussion

September 10, 2013: Arvada Listens - Comprehensive Plan Response Report

August 12 & 13, 2013: Stakeholder Interview Summary



For more information, please contact Kevin Nichols, Senior Planner, City of Arvada: or 720-898-7464

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