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AURA Tackles Environmental Blight

April 17, 2024

Redeveloping a site that contains environmental contamination is difficult. The costs and risks associated with cleanup can make even a prime real estate location unattractive to developers. Environmental regulations were less comprehensive in the past. Older developments can create environmental…

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Marriott Residence Inn at Olde Town Station Opens

February 22, 2024

Arvada is getting a second hotel near Olde Town in 2024. The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority worked to bring the Marriott Residence Inn at Olde Town Station to Arvada. The new development, near 56th Ave and Wadsworth Blvd., is a…

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New For Sale Townhomes Coming To Arvada in 2024

September 20, 2023

Ralston Creek Townhomes will bring 44 new for-sale homes in the Ralston Creek neighborhood. Priced to start in the low $500,000 range, these homes offer the opportunity for customization with 12 different interior designs to choose from. According to Alexa…

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Why Are New Apartments So Expensive?

September 13, 2023

AURA has helped to bring nearly 2,800 new multi-family units to Arvada. Most of these are market-rate apartments, and some people have been surprised at the monthly rents at these developments. We don’t set the rents, our partners do the…

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Understanding AURA’s Boundaries

September 6, 2023

City streets and commercial centers have a common lifecycle. There is the initial build followed by a vibrant life and eventual decline. The question is how does a city address an area in decline and return it to a place…

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Navigating the Concrete Jungle: You Can Help Pave the Way for Arvada’s Evolving Transportation Network

August 15, 2023

In the grand tapestry of urban development, traffic, and infrastructure can be the threads that hold everything together or unravel best-laid plans. When new developments take shape, nearby neighbors often worry their commute will get worse. Before construction begins many…

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Mixing It Up in Arvada with Mixed-Use Developments

August 7, 2023

There is a greater demand for live-work-play communities in places like Arvada. These mixed-use developments combine residential, commercial, and cultural spaces into one location. Most of us think of mixed-use developments as buildings with shops and cafes on the ground…

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Tax Increment Financing is an important tool for Arvada. But what is TIF?

July 31, 2023

Funding redevelopment in areas that are in disrepair, environmentally contaminated, or have outdated infrastructure can be difficult. Businesses often can’t or won’t take on the risk, and cost of redeveloping an area in decay because it is easier and less…

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Infill Can Help Fulfill Arvada’s Needs and Goals

July 24, 2023

Urban Infill is the process of adding new commercial or residential developments to already established areas. Infill is not a type of development, but a way to see and use the current landscape to better shape the future of a…

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Open House – Ralston Road Corridor Study

May 4, 2023

The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority and City of Arvada, with funding through the Denver Regional Council of Governments, are conducting a study of the Ralston Road corridor to better understand land use constraints and to improve the barriers to development…

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