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Olde Town Arvada

We want your feedback on the proposed plans for the future of Olde Town! Please take our online survey by Wednesday, April 5.

Historic Olde Town Arvada, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to residential living, robust shopping and dining experiences, and one of three Arvada stops along  RTD's G Line commuter rail taking residents and visitors to all areas of the Metro region and DIA. Looking for information on where to park in Olde Town? Visit Parking in Olde Town.

Olde Town Reinvestment Plan

The effort to create an Olde Town Arvada Strategic Reinvestment Plan is in its final phase. You can view the Olde Town Reinvestment Plan Open House Boards that were shown on March 8, 2023 (PDF), and now the City team wants to hear from the community.

We invite anyone who spends time in Olde Town to participate in an online survey to offer their feedback on the final plan strategies and design concepts for the future of Olde Town. The survey is now open and will close on April 5, 2023.

A link to the survey can be found HERE.

Project Background

November 2022: Dig Studio, consulting partner on the Olde Town Arvada Strategic Reinvestment Plan, presented survey results and alternative designs for the future of Olde Town. The presentation provided to City Council can be viewed here .

September 2022: The City collected a tremendous amount of input on the future of Olde Town through the hosted online Speakup Arvada visioning survey, and at various summer events. Additionally, an open house was held to view a summary of the survey results. The input from the open house and survey was used to guide the design team and the City towards recommendations for the future of Olde Town.

August 2022: The City hosted a two-day design charrette with for the Olde Town Strategic Reinvestment Plan. A charrette is a participatory planning process that assembles the City team and strategic partners to create a design and implementation plan. At this event the planning team gathered input from the community engagement process (which included over 1,800 survey results), and design concepts from City Council, Olde Town BID, City team members, the Historical Society, Arvada Chamber, and Visitors Center. Watch the results, August 25 - Olde Town Arvada Presentation. 

June 2022: The City of Arvada secured Dig Studio, Denver-based design firm, to partner with the City on the Olde Town Strategic Reinvestment Plan, which includes the development of a shared 20-year vision for Olde Town Arvada as well as a study into the feasibility of permanently maintaining street closures that have created a pedestrian experience.

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Olde Town Data & Planning

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. Reviewing this data is part of the planning process for the future of Olde Town Arvada and the possibility of making the semi-permanent project, permanent. The data is analyzed and summarized into quarterly data visualization reports.

2022 Data Visualization Report 

Olde Town Street Improvements

The Olde Town improvements are complete. The project included redoing crosswalks at key intersections, removing existing striping on roadways, and building new medians complete with traffic warriors and new planters. The Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District, in partnership with the Arvada Arts and Culture Commission, also installed three large street murals on the pedestrian street closure painted by muralists Chelsea Hart, Kailey Geary, and Talia Swartz Parsell. 

Olde Town Street Closures

Early during the pandemic, the City of Arvada worked with the Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District (BID) to temporarily close streets within Olde Town Arvada as part of its support to the local business community. The closures expanded patio dining and retail space to allow businesses the opportunity to safely serve more patrons. The response was largely favorable, and the City is now moving forward with a semi-permanent model. View the frequently asked questions and answers related to the Old Town Street Closure

Current Street Closures 

As part of the City's continuing efforts to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has partnered with the Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District (BID) to close a few streets in the area to vehicle traffic. This allows shops and restaurants to use sidewalks for seating and shopping, leaving streets open for pedestrian traffic. You can view a larger version of the closure map by clicking on the image. 

Construction activity is continuing on Ralston Road. To learn more about upcoming activity visit

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Road Closure Map - Olde Town Arvada


Community Feedback Archive

  • The Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District hosted a Spring 2021 survey about the planning process to consider making the temporary street closures semi-permanent. View Survey results. 
  • The City held a virtual public meeting to gather public feedback on potential design features. View the Olde Town Street Closure Meeting.

Learn More About Olde Town Arvada

Want to know more about the Olde Town Hub? Visit Olde Town Hub.

Explore events in Olde Town Arvada; get access to dining maps, a retail directory, and much more! 




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