February 25, 2011 (updated)
by John Kiljan

In a widely distributed email, the Arvada Gardeners garden club is asking for community
support to keep the Arvada Community Gardens at its current location as the Triangle
urban development area is redeveloped. The club has been operating the City-owned
gardens at the intersection of 57th Avenue and Garrison Street for the last 36 years.

The president of the club, Keith Sorci, is asking area residents to return this
month’s “Comments and Suggestions” postcard to the City with a statement of support for
keeping the gardens in their current location. The postage-paid card can be found in the
February/March issue of the Arvada Report.

The current set of four AURA concept plans for the Triangle call for pushing Garrison
Street through to 57th Avenue from Ralston Road and having multi-story apartments or
condos built on the remainder of the gardens. However, some Council members seem
to want to see some language supporting the gardens added to the concept plans before
they are approved. Moreover, developers are free to make any offer to the City that they
believe is commercially viable, even if they do not match the proposed concept plans.

The Arvada Gardeners can be contacted by emailing Mr Sorci at

The Arvada City Council held a study session on January 24th that had an active
discussion about the importance of the gardens as a neighborhood asset while balancing
the need to make as attractive an offer as possible to potential commercial developers of
the Triangle. The CLRC notes for that meeting can be read by clicking on this link:

AURA’s four concept development plans for the Triangle are viewable on their website
by clicking on

and then clicking on the “Triangle Area Concept Plans” related link.

The Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community will post more information on its website
at as it becomes available.

John Kiljan, CLRC News: 303-423-9875 or

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