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Advance Arvada

Advance Arvada is the Long Range Planning Division overseeing the Comprehensive Plan to guide planning, land use code decisions, development management, and informational and resource services that are delivered to residents, businesses, the development community, decision-making bodies, and neighborhood partners to achieve a well-planned, aligned, sustainable and livable community for current and future generations. Additionally, Advance Arvada manages the Land Development Code and creates sub-area plans for key economic development areas throughout the community in order to maintain a sustainable and resilient place to live, work, and play. As opportunity arises, Advance Arvada also oversees special projects such as Olde Town Arvada Improvements and Pocket Neighborhoods.

Advance Arvada Projects

The City team is currently working on the Land Development Code, Sub-Area Planning and Olde Town Arvada Improvements. Future projects include updating the Comprehensive Plan and the development of Pocket Neighborhoods.

Ralston Road Corridor Study

The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority (AURA) in partnership with the City is conducting a study of the Ralston Road Corridor (Wadsworth Blvd. to Garrison Street) to better understand land use constraints and to improve the barriers to development and pedestrian circulation. AURA will be hosting an open house for the public to learn more about the study and to provide their thoughts on Wednesday, May 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will take place at their offices located at 5603 Yukon Street. The study is being funded by the Denver Regional Council of Governments. For further information, visit the AURA website.

Land Development Code

Beginning in 2018, the City team began a years-long process of updating the Land Development Code. The Land Development Code (LDC) provides the City's regulations for the development and use of property within the city. The code provides information on zoning, subdivisions, building permits, flood plain information and other related land use activities. For more information on the LDC, visit the Land Development Code Page.

Sub-Area Planning

As part of the updated Land Development Code, the City of Arvada has begun the development of specific area plans for many of the corridors and areas zoned for mixed-use development. This is called Sub-Area Planning. For more information on the current Sub-Area Plans, visit Sub-Area Planning.

Olde Town Arvada Improvements

As part of the next phase of the five-year Olde Town Arvada semi-permanent street closure plan, the City team is collecting and reviewing data related to business activity, parking demand, and transportation. For more information on the Olde Town Improvements and the results of the data collection and review, visit Olde Town Arvada.

Comprehensive Plan

Last updated in 2014, the Comprehensive Plan articulates the community's shared values and vision. Goals and policies help guide development and investment decisions that have a direct bearing on the quality of life in Arvada. Discussions are currently underway for updating the Comprehensive Plan in late 2024. For more information about the Comprehensive Plan, visit Comprehensive Plan.

Contact Information

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  •  Street Address:
    8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002
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