Photo credit: SHAMES Construction, City of Arvada, & AURA.
Before: This once thriving shopping center built in the 1960s had become neglected and run down accumulating millions of dollars in deferred maintenance attributing to its high vacancy.
Vision: The anchor of long-awaited redevelopment of a tired Arvada Plaza shopping center. The Arvada Plaza site was redeveloped in partnership with IRG and the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority. The area has been targeted for redevelopment for more than 13 years.
Today: The 138,000 square-foot Super Walmart, located at 9400 Ralston Road is completed and now opened to the community. The new store includes a full grocery, pharmacy, automotive, garden center and merchandise section, creating about 250 jobs. In addition, Ralston Creek streetscape includes wide sidewalks, brick pavers, tree-lined streets, and pedestrian lighting.
On August 9, the Arvada community celebrated the grand opening of the new Super Walmart.
Click here to view the grand opening video: Super Walmart