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Reno Park Addition Historic District Design Guidelines

The Reno Park Addition is one of Arvada’s residential historic districts. The Arvada City Council adopted the Design Guidelines for Reno Park to help preserve the character of the area as well as to provide best management practices in historic preservation.

 Reno Park Addition Addition Design Guidelines 

 Certificate of Compliance with the Reno Park Addition Design Guidelines Handout

Design History

From 2016 through 2017, 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; in addition workshops with City Council were conducted for further direction.  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, priority guidelines were identified 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.

The Design Guidelines were adopted by City Council in November 2017.

To access City Council packets and other materials, please see Documents Provided to Council and other resources to your right.


Cheryl Drake, Community and Economic Development Department, or 720-898-7436.