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City Staff Recommends 17% Sales Tax Increase


by John Kiljan At a 6:00 pm workshop on March 14th, the Arvada City Staff will recommend increasing the City’s general sales tax from 3.0% to 3.5% (a 17% increase) with the extra 0.5% going largely to road maintenance and … Continue reading

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Arvada Square Redevelopment in 2016/2017


by John Kiljan [updated 10 March 2016] Did you ever want to live above a grocery store while looking out over a park and a new shopping center? That may sound strange, but you may soon have that opportunity where … Continue reading

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Providing Input on Public Recreation Needs


by John Kiljan Dear neighbors, If you attended the open house held by the City of Arvada and the Apex Park & Recreation District at Fitzmorris on the 26th, you and about 140 other people have already had an opportunity … Continue reading

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Help Design a New Pool & Rec Center – Open House on January 26th


by John Kiljan Dear neighbors, Yes, it’s true! A much sought-after public swimming pool for central Arvada is in the works. Both the City of Arvada and the Apex Park & Recreation District are looking for community input on what … Continue reading

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Citizen Survey Report of 2015


by John Kiljan Dear CLRC members and friends, Finally! The October 2015 Citizen Survey report is out. The biennial survey was conducted last summer with about 2300 residents receiving a lengthy mail-in survey that probably took an hour to fill … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to 2016 in Central Arvada


by John Kiljan Dear CLRC members and friends, Happy New Year neighbors! About this time last year I did a shorter update on what had been happening to the neighborhoods in central Arvada and what developments seemed most likely in … Continue reading

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Ralston Road Café to Stay, Walmart’s Schedule Slips Five More Months, and More


by John Kiljan Dear CLRC members and friends, The latest updates given at last Wednesday’s urban renewal meeting confirmed that Walmart is letting its construction schedule for the Arvada Plaza Supercenter slip by another five months.   Even the Grinch won’t … Continue reading

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