Arvada Plans: Arvada Comprehensive Plan

Arvada Plans: Arvada Comprehensive Plan


What is a Comprehensive Plan? And how do I get involved?

The Arvada Comprehensive Plan is the City’s guiding policy document with respect to how the community should develop in the future. It is used by the City in reviewing land use proposals and serves as a guide in public investment decisions over a 5 - 7 year period.    

The Comprehensive Plan is updated every few years to take into account changing economic and demographic conditions and issues facing the City in the future.  The first plan was adopted in 1964 and since that time, the plan has been amended five times

We want your input as we update the community’s vision, goals and policies for such things as land use, transportation, economic development, parks and open space, neighborhoods, housing, culture, public safety and natural resource conservation.

The planning process for the Comprehensive Plan is expected to take approximately one year.  Please attend one of our upcoming community events or weigh-in on our question of the week at


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News and Updates

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March 6, 2014: Advisory Committees/Commissions Summit Presentation

February 19-22, 2014: High School Outreach Summary

February 13-22, 2014: Community Choices Workshop Comment Summary

February 6, 2014: Arvada Listens - Opportunity Area Response Report

December 9, 2013: Planning Commission / City Council Worksession on the Comprehensive Plan, Foundation through Opportunities Analysis Tasks

December 4, 2013: Arvada Listens - Vision Document Response Report

October 12, 2013: Festival of Scarecrows Public Input

September 30, 2013: Advisory Committees/Commissions Summit Summary

September 11 & 12, 2013: Kick-Off Event - Vision Discussion

September 10, 2013: Arvada Listens - Comprehensive Plan Response Report

August 12 & 13, 2013: Stakeholder Interview Summary



For more information, please contact Kevin Nichols, Senior Planner, City of Arvada: or 720-898-7464

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