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City Council Strategic Results

Priority: Growth and Economic Development

The future of Arvada’s prosperity and quality of life will be influenced largely by the City’s ability to manage growth through intelligent economic development and strong fiscal policies. Good paying jobs, thoughtful transit‐oriented development and new housing, together with long‐term investments in the Wadsworth Corridor, will define managed growth in Arvada.

•Beginning in 2019, 25% of new housing is located in urban centers and corridors

•By 2019, 25% of new housing will be located in neighborhoods or developments that incorporate a mix of lot sizes, development densities and housing types and styles

•By 2019, 1,000 new jobs from businesses will be created and located in urban centers and corridors

•800 new non‐retail jobs from businesses created by 2019, within the following targeted industries: medical, manufacturing, research and development, bio‐medical, energy, enabling technology, and professional services

•By 2019, create $350 million in private sector capital investments (buildings, furniture, fixtures and equipment)

• By December 31, 2015, Arvada Ridge Transit Oriented Development (TOD) site vehicle and pedestrian access improvements will be evaluated and presented to Council and by January 1, 2019 selected improvement will be completed

• By May 2015, staff will present information regarding the establishment of a Cultural Commission to City Council, and if accepted, work with the Cultural Commission will begin by May 2016 to include consideration of the 2014 Arts Space recommendations regarding the creation of an Arts District with live/work space for artists

Priority: Infrastructure

Arvada’s future will be built upon well‐maintained streets, sidewalks, trails and recreation amenities. Steady future economic growth will follow transit lines and the Jefferson Parkway, accompanied by appropriately designed parking facilities and readily available water resources  to support a planned and steady growth in our population.

• Beginning 2016, all right of way for the Jefferson Parkway will be legally described and committed to the JPPHA and the CDOT Section 1601 Environmental Review process will be initiated as the next actions needed to construct the Parkway

• By 2015, partner with RTD to provide 300 parking spaces at Sheridan Gold Strike Transit Station and 150 parking spaces at Arvada Ridge Transit Station and by July 2016, partner with RTD to provide 400 spaces for RTD commuters and approximately 200 additional parking spaces at the Olde Town Arvada Transit Hub in an efficient and sustainable manner

• By 2019, 20% of all sidewalk gaps selected from the Transportation Committee inventory and approved by City Council will be built according to the then current code requirements

• By 2015, a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) assessment will be completed and a Streets Capital Maintenance Plan will be submitted to City Council for consideration

• By 2019, the City will have 100% of the water needed for build‐out of the City as defined by the Comprehensive Plan

• By 2015, complete a Comprehensive City Conduit Map identifying key conduit pathways and by 2019, 80% of the pathways have conduit

• By 2019, 100% of all identified trail gaps and connection points recognized in the City’s Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan and Bicycle Master Plan as identified by the Arvada Park Advisory Committee and as approved by City Council are built/completed

• By 2019, West Woods club house and related facilities are replaced

• By 2015, staff will refine the conceptual plan for the Justice Center, give consideration to all available options and provide a recommendation to City Council in order to accommodate emerging safety requirements for the public