Historic Property Survey
In 1997 an intensive historic property survey was completed for approximately 120 acres of land in the southeast portion of Arvada, recording a total of 311 resources. The survey resulted in the establishment of three National Register Historic Districts: Arvada Downtown Historic District, Reno Park Addition Historic District and the Stocke-Walter Addition Historic District. An update to the 1997 survey was conducted in 2013 in order to evaluate renovations, additions, new construction, demolitions, and modifications that may have affected the historic integrity of the resources. All intensive survey forms can be accessed from the Historic Property Survey Map: Historic Property Survey Application
Arvada Downtown Historic District (Olde Town)
Otherwise known as "Olde Town," this historic district serves as the link to the city's heritage, culture, past, and future. Olde Town contains a wide range of building types and uses ranging from single-family residences to retail, office, and mixed-use buildings. Historic resources and individual landmarks are intended to be preserved, restored, and new development should be designed to be sensitive to the historic district and built to be integrated into the urban fabric with pedestrian oriented design. In addition to its historic character, Olde Town is known for its abundance of locally owned shops, restaurants, and bars and its convenient access to downtown Denver and Denver International Airport via the RTD G-Line. Any modification, addition, restoration, or redevelopment in the historic district or zoned Olde Town (OT) must first obtain a Certificate of Compliance with the Olde Town Design Guidelines prior to construction.
Reno Park Addition Historic District
Stocke-Walter Addition Historic District