Ralston Creek North


This once thriving shopping center built in the 1960s had become neglected and run down accumulating millions of dollars in deferred maintenance.  AURA worked for thirteen years to locate a developer who shared the community’s vision of constructing a pedestrian-oriented and mixed-use development on the site.

  • Who?  AURA, City of Arvada, and Ralston Creek North, LLC in joint vision of a high quality and mixed use property.
  • What?  Best practices for project include higher density of use to reduce traffic and link the neighborhood to the north and the park on the east with vibrant shops and restaurants.

Proposed Development:

Ralston Creek North is a 14 acre site planned for redevelopment in two phases:

  • Phase I –  The Shops at Ralston Creek is four retail buildings totaling 30,000 square feet.  Businesses started opening in December 2017 and several others will open in 2018.
  • Phase II – The Shops at Ralston Creek. This site will include multi-family residential.  The ground breaking for this phase is estimated to occur in 2019.


Site and core building construction was completed in December 2017.  Some businesses have already opened while others are completing their tenant finish.  You’ll find the following businesses open today or in the near future:

Arvada Liquor Mart, Five Guys, Mod Pizza,  Tokyo Joes, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Wing Stop

If interested in leasing and being a part of this great development click here for a – Brochure.

Phase II -The Shops at Ralston Creek will include multi-family housing, and construction is anticipated to begin in 2019.