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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JULY 15, 2016

After much consideration and the valuable input of hundreds of citizens, the City of Arvada and Jefferson County agree that it is in the best interest of our community to cease further consideration of a public shooting range on the City-owned Blunn/Pioneer property. 

The City Council and the Board of County Commissioners greatly appreciate the hard work by Arvada and Jefferson County staff who presented information to the community and the members of the community who responded to the information through their attendance at two recent public meetings, completion of online surveys and emails to Council members, County Commissioners and City and County staff. 

Research shows that an outdoor public shooting range is needed in Jefferson County, and the County is committed to working together with stakeholders to identify an alternative outdoor public shooting range site in the future.  For more information, please visit http://jeffco.us/bcc/board-programs/shooting-range/.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a joint statement from the City of Arvada and Jefferson County.  Any questions regarding Arvada's position on this issue may be directed to Arvada Mayor Marc Williams at 720-935-4979.

For more information, please refer to the following locations:

Jefferson County: Jeffco.us/bcc/board-programs/shooting-range

To comment, please email jpsr@jeffco.us

Overview

In 2015, the City conducted a 30-year Arvada Blunn/Pioneer Master Plan, which identified potential uses for 1,700 acres of open space bordered by W 64th Ave., Leyden Road, Highway 93, and Virgil Street. Arvada City Council reviewed the Final Report and its recommendations on July 27, 2015.

One of the potential land uses identified in the Arvada Blunn/Pioneer Master Plan study was an outdoor public shooting range proposed by Jefferson County. The Master Plan Final Report proposed locating the potential shooting range just east of Highway 93. The recommendation to City Council was to “Conduct noise and safety studies with public participation and input on the proposed police training facility and proposed shooting range" and that those results be presented to Council for further consideration.

Consistent with this recommendation, Jefferson County is working with a consultant to conduct a noise impact and mitigation study for the proposed shooting range.  This study is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.  Although the City is not managing the noise study, we will provide as much information as possible to our citizens.

 

Contacts

 

For more information, please refer to the following locations:

Jefferson County: Jeffco.us/bcc/board-programs/shooting-range

For more information or to comment, please email jpsr@jeffco.us