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Grandview Plaza & Reno Place

May 27, 2016

The premier corner in Olde Town sat underutilized and blighted.  AURA purchased the two western corners at Olde Wadsworth Boulevard and Grandview Avenue and awarded the project to Landon Enterprises.  Landon constructed three, two-story, mixed-use buildings on the site.  The…

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1882 School House

May 27, 2016

AURA purchased the building and in the process of renovating discovered the first school house in Arvada, which was built in 1882, hidden behind a faux façade at 5660 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard.  AURA invested $1,500,000 in the restoration of this…

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Olde Wadsworth Blvd. & Grandview Ave. Streetscape

May 27, 2016

AURA set out to beautify the main crossroads in Olde Town.  Diagonal parking was replaced with wider sidewalks constructed of brick pavers and made room for outdoor patios.  Light poles, hanging flower baskets, new curb, gutters, sidewalks, street trees, lighting,…

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Olde Town Merchants Facade Grants

May 27, 2016

In 2003, AURA started the façade grant program to promote restoration of historic buildings in Olde Town.  27 structures were awarded matching grants.  The program made a big impact on the look of Olde Town and the improvements continue to…

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Olde Town Arvada Monument Signs

May 27, 2016

Due to new construction surrounding Olde Town and the completion of the Grandview overpass, AURA installed monument signs to assist in redirecting traffic into Olde Town.  The signs are strategically located in front of Lowe’s and at the intersection of…

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Flour Mill

May 27, 2016

Originally built in 1926 by E.E. Benjamin, the flour mill that produced Arva-Pride flour at 5590 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard operated until 1944 when the demand for the milling industry shifted towards larger scale concrete silos along highways.  As a result,…

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Olde Town Square

May 27, 2016

From a parking lot to a park and library, the long awaited Olde Town Library opened to great fanfare in September 2006. In conjunction with the new library, AURA redeveloped the tired Town Square into a vibrant center for Olde…

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The Jehn Center (Webster Building)

May 27, 2016

The site of a former auto service station, the Jehn Center brought Jehn Engineering and other notable professional service businesses to the Olde Town district.  This intersection needed an upgrade after the completion of the new library, public parking lot, and town…

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Power Center – Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sam’s Club

May 27, 2016

The southern entrance to Arvada via Wadsworth Boulevard was dramatically changed in the 1980s and 1990s.  AURA worked to attract many major retailers to Arvada including Costco, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Office Max, Petsmart, Lowe’s, Fazoli’s, Starbucks, and Texas Roadhouse…

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Water Tower Restoration

May 27, 2016

AURA decided to take action on the deteriorating icon of the City in 1998.  The water tower was cut-off from the community by a tall, chain-link fence topped with barbed wire.  The base was filled with wild vegetation and trash. …

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