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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. These Sub-Area Plans focus on goals and policies for topics such as land use, urban design, architectural design and transportation. A sub-area plan includes a limited geographic area. Sub-Area Planning is important for future redevelopment and the economic stability of the city. 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. To learn more about the New Town Sub-Area Plan, visit

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. To learn more about the Northwest Sub-Area Plan, visit

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. For more information on the Square Lake Sub-Area Plan, visit

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