City Wraps Up Comp Plan Input

by John Kiljan

Dear CLRC members and friends,

Speak now or forever hold your peace. The City of Arvada is now finishing up its public input phase for a planning document that will guide development in the City for the next decade.

OldeTownCPThe draft document is available online for public review and runs over a hundred pages — not counting appendices. That’s an awful lot to read, but it is not hard to look at just the parts for your own neighborhood.

RalstonRoadCPThe biggest changes to the current Comprehensive Plan appear to be in the rapidly growing neighborhoods along Indiana Street in west Arvada. The proposed revisions there look like they will increase that area’s density quite a bit. But there are also plenty of changes proposed for central Arvada as well — including the CLRC neighborhoods along Ralston Road, in Olde Town and at Arvada Ridge.

ArvadaRidgeCPAttached to this posting are images of the current Comprehensive Plan and the proposed changes for these areas. Click on any image to enlarge it, or go to the primary document page the City has at

You can use the City’s planning department’s comment forms downloadable at this link:

Thanks to Michelle Hoffman for providing the link. They go to Kevin Nichols, City of Arvada Senior Planner, at 720-898-7464 or . I believe the deadline for submitting those comments is this Wednesday, July 2nd.

Or, you can contact any member of the City’s Planning Commission with concerns or suggestions. That’s where it goes next for review and approval before being sent onto the full City Council for final approval. There is a workshop tentatively planned for July 8th for the Planning Commission to review public comments that citizens can sit in on. And both the Commission and the Council will have opening-meeting comment periods when they formally hear the proposals.

Here is a tentative listing of planned Comp Plan events provided by the City planning department. It’s a little dated, so there may yet be some changes.

July 2 Deadline for comments on Draft Plan

July 8 Planning Commission Workshop to go over public comments

July 11 Public Hearing Draft Published

July 21 Staff Packet for Planning Commission to Rita

August 5 Planning Commission hearing on Draft Plan

August 19 Second PC hearing on Draft Plan if necessary

August 25 City Council packet due for September 15 Council Public Hearing

September 15 Council Public Hearing on Plan

The Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community is an independent neighborhood association representing the neighborhoods adjacent to Ralston Road from Wadsworth Bypass to the Kipling Parkway. You can catch us on our main website at or even more posts on our Facebook page at “CLRC – Citizens for a Liveable Ralston Community”.

John Kiljan
CLRC, Secretary
6185 Field Street
Arvada, CO 80004


Saturday, 28 June 2014







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