Since the approval of the Gold Line, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) was envisioned to accompany the Gold Line Station. This became a reality in 2011 when RTD announced that the Olde Town Station would become one of their pilot TOD projects. With this, the 9-acre site became available after the Arvada City Council committed to fund and construct a parking garage. 400 RTD spaces would be located to the new parking structure freeing up precious space within the 9-acre site.
The 9-acre site consists of three parcels. The site is a collective effort on many levels to achieve a significantly higher and better use as a mixed-use development that will include restaurants, shops, and small commercial users. A later phase will include housing allowing future residents access to the Olde Town Station and Transit Hub and other conveniences within walking distance.
In addition to a lengthy list of site and infrastructure improvements, a new streetscape featuring wide sidewalks with trees, flower pots, benches, and distinct signage will link a pedestrian walkway between the development and Olde Town.
To learn more about this project click here: 9-acre-site-concept-plan to review what was discussed at the September 28 neighborhood meeting.