Phase 4 – Ralston Commons
Ralston Commons Apartments by Loftus Development 2021-2024
Approximately 200 apartments will be built in two, three-story buildings over garden-level parking garages. The project will also improve the southern border of the Ralston Creek with additional public amenities and access.
Ralston Commons Retail Park by Loftus Development 2021-2022
This unique retail environment with three small and local businesses will be centered on a play area for all ages.
Challenges and unexpected issues come with any project that includes environmental cleanup, and that is the case at Ralston Creek. The 1960s-era shopping center near the northwest corner of Garrison Street and Ralston Road was blighted and accumulating millions of dollars in deferred maintenance while attracting crime.
AURA has been working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to address 30-year-old dry-cleaning contamination on a small portion of the property. Unfortunately, the contamination and cleanup have halted the proposed active-senior community planned for this parcel. The project team is in the process of reimagining a new mixed-use development plan that will incorporate housing and retail. A community meeting will be held once the plan is submitted to the City of Arvada for review.
The former gas station building will also be incorporated into the development plan for the larger site.
AURA has worked with its partner, Loftus Development, since 2015 on significant improvements to the site, including:
AURA will continue cleaning up this site and is committed to redeveloping this area into a thriving part of Arvada.