Arvada Plans: Arvada Comprehensive Plan

Arvada Plans: Arvada Comprehensive Plan

News and Updates

City Council ratified the Compehensive Plan on October 6, 2014 after a public meeting. Council made two changes to the Plan as follows:

  • The southwest and southeast corners of 72nd Avenue and Indiana Street will be changed from Medium Density to Suburban Density.
  • The Mixed-Use Area shown along Ralston Road will be removed and replaced with Neighborhood and Community Commercial. 

The final Plan will soon be published and available at



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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Upcoming Events


  • City Council Public Meeting: Monday, October 6, 2014, 6 PM. 8101 Ralston Road, Council Chambers. Council will consider ratification of 2014 Comprehensive Plan. There will be an opportunity for public comment at this meeting.


Project History

Please note: the following PDF documents require Adobe Reader.

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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