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Columbine Neighborhood

Columbine Neighborhood Committee Accomplishments


  • July 12, 2012 – first Neighborhood Revitalization meeting with City representatives
  • Set monthly meetings – with documented agenda and minutes posted on Next Door website
  • Set neighborhood boundaries
  • Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis of neighborhood
  • Set goals/projects
    • Safe neighborhood
    • Preserve history and diversity
    • Work closely with Foster Elementary school
    • Clean and well maintained neighborhood
    • Improve health and well-being of neighborhood residents
  • Kick-off Neighborhood festival in Columbine park on September 15th 2012
  • Created two Groups to address the original goals/projects
    • Health and Safety Group
    • History, Diversity, and Foster Elementary Group
  • Neighborhood connect (new term for neighborhood watch) official group with the city
  • Low cost energy audits available to all Columbine Neighborhood residents
  • City to contact us when they are going to sweep streets
  • Adopted Columbine Park
  • Guest speakers 11/14/12
    • Commander Lee Pinover – Arvada Police Department
    • Joe Resseguie – Arvada Traffic Division
    • Mick Roemer, Dave Curtice – Arvada Public Safety Department



  • Crime prevention 101 class – 1/23/13 – 16 residents attended
  • Next Door website: 41 neighbors have joined so far
  • Doggie poop bag holders placed in the park
  • Home Depot volunteer program to help renew Foster gardens
  • Small Business Classes at Foster
  • Lights in park working again, April, 8, 2013
  • Urban Land Institute panel Interviews (grant for healthier lifestyles for this part of Arvada) – many neighbors attended the interviews and report meeting – Spring 2013
  • Quality of water – Kevin Tohill, City Water Quality Analysis
  • Garden-In-A-Box: 15 gardens in key locations.  Worked with local vendors (Metco Landscape, Permagreen and Gator Graphics and Signs, to donate materials and labor. Unity in our CommUNITY planting day May, 11 2013.    
  • Bayou ditch grate repaired – June 2013
  • Community Market at Foster Elementary July – August
  • Get to know your neighbors grant – BBQ in the park July 14, 2013.
  • Columbine Neighborhood identity sign designed and locations identified
  • Neighborhood Garage sale Sept. 20-21, 2013
  • Oral History Saturday, November 2nd 1-3 McIlvoy House – 50 people attended
  • Working on articles for the Arvada Report (to be published 1st week In February)
  • Work began on storm drain issues
  • Discussing need for bike racks in the park
  • Reviewed schematics for proposed changes to Olde Towne due to light rail
  • Working with Rotary Club for a community weekend project
  • Addressed graffiti in the park.  Graffiti report telephone number placed on Nextdoor
  • Discussing ideas on park safety to include motion s3ensor lights, trimming lower branchyes of pines etc.
  • John Firouzi (city Traffic Division) discussed traffic study completed last year and defined process for Disabled Pedestrian signs request.
  • Code Enforcement had rubbish, weeds, branches and sidewalk obstructions cleared on four properties
  • Conoco and Fazoli’s asked to clean-up rubbish behind buildings
  • Paper boxes at 7-11 removed from corner for better visibility
  • has 73 members (9% of neighbors) as on 12/28/2013
  • Work with city engineering to see if the Grave Ditch can go away