by John Kiljan
Dear CLRC members and friends,
You may not have heard yet, but something bad happened to Arvada on Monday night. This note is an opinion piece, but it is not from me. Instead it comes from the Denver Post’s editorial board. And those who are interested in stable community development in central Arvada should take a moment to read the DP article referenced below.
On Monday night, the Legislature’s third attempt to pass a construction defects bill failed yet again in a House “kill committee” vote. Unless the Arvada City Council acts in an unprecedented way by passing its own construction defect ordinance, that will mean that just about all new multi-family housing projects in central Arvada will be for-rent apartments only. Although there is some hope for owner-occupied townhomes if AURA can come up with development incentives for Ralston Creek North (aka, the Triangle shopping center north of Ralston Road), there will only be apartments built in the transit-oriented development (TOD) districts near Arvada’s three Gold Line commuter rail stations in the coming years.
Here’s the link to the Denver Post editorial:
WHERE TO FIND OUT MORE
There are several articles in the media about this development (or lack of development). You can read two of them by clicking on these links:
If you want to hear the four hours of testimony both for and against Senate Bill 177, you can find that on the General Assembly’s website at this link:
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.
Our main website is at http://www.RalstonCommunity.org or you can read even more posts on our Facebook page at “CLRC – Citizens for a Liveable Ralston Community”. You can write to us, call us or email us at
c/o John Kiljan, Secretary
6185 Field Street
Arvada, CO 80004
April 29, 2015