The City has begun the development of specific area plans for many of the corridors and areas zoned for mixed-use development as part of the Land Development Code adopted by the City Council in May of 2020. The areas are important for future redevelopment and the economic stability of the City.
A sub-area plan is a type of long range planning for a limited geographic area within the City. These sub-area plans focus on goals and policies for topics such as land use, urban design, architectural design and transportation.
The following sub-area planning efforts are currently underway:
New Town Sub-Area Plan:
The New Town Sub-Area is generally defined as the areas along Wadsworth Boulevard and Bypass between the G Line tracks on the north and Interstate 70 on the south. The Arvada Marketplace shopping center along 52nd Avenue is also included.
Map of the New Town Sub-Area Boundaries
Click the New Town Sub-Area Plan link above for information regarding the first open house for the project that was held on September 24, 2020.
Northwest Arvada Sub-Area Plan:
The Northwest Arvada Sub-Area is generally defined as the area east of State Highway 93 to Gladiola Street, including the Indiana Street corridor, and between the railroad tracks on the south and the City boundary on the north.
Map of the Northwest Arvada Sub-Area Boundaries
Click the Northwest Arvada Sub-Area Plan link above for information regarding the first open house for the project scheduled for October 8, 2020.
Square Lake Sub-Area Plan:
The Square Lake Sub-Area is a collaborative project with Adams County that is generally defined as the area east of Sheridan Boulevard to Tennyson Street between 52nd Avenue on the south and 60th Avenue on the north. The City of Arvada portion of the Square Lake area is generally located east of Sheridan Boulevard to Tennyson Street between 58th Avenue and 60th Avenue.
Map of the Square Lake Sub-Area Boundaries
How To Get Involved
- Sign up for e-mails related to one or all of the sub-area plan efforts by clicking the link below.
- Attend open houses regarding the sub-area plans. If you are not able to attend a particular meeting, information will be provided on the sub-area plan page regarding how to view the presentation and provide comments.
- Stay tuned to other communication channels, including the Arvada Report and the ArvadaNews, and through social media on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor for updates.
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Land Development Code Information
The City of Arvada has updated the Land Development Code (LDC), which are the regulations that govern development in the city. The LDC affects all development and helps shape where you live, where you work and where you play. The previous LDC was approved in 2008 and while there had been some updates, it had become out of date. A review of current issues was needed to make sure the LDC provided the best zoning and land use approaches for the future.
Land Development Code Archive Page:
Archived information regarding the Land Development Code update process can be found on this page, including presentations for committees and open houses.