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Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan

  • Published
  • Updated
  • by City Manager

The research team will share out the final report at an upcoming event Parkfest held on Saturday, September 13th from 5:00-9:00PM at Clear Creek Valley Park. Download the event flyer for more information. 

Project Overview

In cooperation with Adams County, Wheat Ridge, Denver, Hyland Hills Recreation District and the Mile High Flood District, the City of Arvada has prepared a master plan for the Clear Creek Corridor between Tennyson Street and Wadsworth Boulevard that identifies recreation, trail, and habitat improvements along the creek. In addition, the project team has developed design concepts for two opportunity sites within the study area and helped foster a future specific area plan* between Sheridan Boulevard and Tennyson Street. *Along with open space, trail and ecological improvements, the future specific area plan will also explore land use, infrastructure and floodplain solutions.

We thank you for all of your feedback that has helped shape the design recommendations. We invite you to celebrate the project at Clear Creek Valley Parkfest and be the first to preview the recommended plans!

*PLEASE NOTE*, the area between Sheridan Boulevard and Tennyson Street was explored during the planning process but has been removed from the current corridor plan. Adams County and Arvada will be working together to prepare a comprehensive specific area plan for this zone based on feedback received from the community and partners.

Description of the Study Area:

Clear Creek has a long history of gravel mining, landfills, and industrial practices. The land uses along this corridor supports a mixture of established neighborhoods and industrial uses. Vegetation lines both sides of the creek and screens the industrial surroundings.

Project Details

The study area covers both banks of Clear Creek roughly between Sheridan Blvd and Wadsworth Boulevard. The Corridor Plan will evaluate the creek, existing public land and adjacent trails for:

  • Potential recreational uses
  • Better trail connectivity 
  • Animal habitat improvements

The project team has identified open space areas or “opportunity sites” within the study area for further open space design development.

Opportunity Site #1: 52nd and Marshall Trail Connection (at the intersection of 52nd Avenue, Marshall Street and Clear Creek)

Site 1

 

Opportunity Site #2: Gold Strike Park, (an existing park on the north bank of Clear Creek at the southwest intersection of Sheridan Boulevard and Ralston Road)

Site 2

 
Opportunity Site #3: North Bank Open Space
*PLEASE NOTE*, the area between Sheridan Boulevard and Tennyson Street was explored during the planning process but has been removed from the current corridor plan. Adams County and Arvada will be working together to prepare a comprehensive specific area plan for this zone based on feedback received from the community and partners. 

Contact

City of Arvada Landscape Architect Mike Lee: mike-l@arvada.org