Olde Town Arvada Neighbors Work to Preserve Historic Reno Park

by Kelly Eargle

Hi Neighbors!

There are a few of us who live in Reno Park who have started a grassroots effort to preserve the integrity of our historic neighborhood and the history of the original settlers of Arvada. Sadly, a home in our historic neighborhood has been demolished. This home at 5608 Yarrow was built in 1900. We have heard that the owners are planning to build a single-family home in its place, but it will not be historically sympathetic.

Yarrow Street in the Reno Park District next to Olde Town

Yarrow Street in the Reno Park District next to Olde Town

In an effort to protect our neighborhood and the character of Olde Town Arvada, we are petitioning the city to change the zoning ordinance. Currently, zoning in part of Reno Park Historic District, including all of Yarrow and east Zephyr from Grandview to Ralston, is RM – Residential Multifamily, which is “intended to encourage a wide range of housing types, including apartments, townhomes, and condominiums to meet the diverse needs of the housing market” and allows for convenience stores.

Mixed Use Housing in Tennyson District

Mixed Use Housing in Tennyson District

Our desired is RSL – Residential Small Lot District that is “intended to preserve the size, scale, density and character of single-family residential development in the older, established neighborhoods of Arvada.”

If you would like to help us in our cause, including signing a petition, please contact me at earglek@gmail.com.

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 RalstonCommunity.org or read even more posts on our Facebook page at “CLRC – Citizens for a Liveable Ralston Community”.

27 July 2014



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