City begins public process for Arvada Plaza

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Arvada has announced public hearing dates regarding the redevelopment of Arvada Plaza.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has finished its application process for a proposed full-store Walmart location at what is currently the Arvada Plaza, part of the Arvada Triangle redevelopment area.

The city of Arvada Planning Commission hosted a public hearing on the redevelopment of the Arvada Plaza on Tuesday, June 4.

City Council will tentatively host a public hearing on the issue at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Council Chambers at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. Doors will open to the meeting at 5:15 p.m.

Speaking

Residents who wish to attend the meeting will be asked to sign in and indicate whether or not they wish to speak or make a statement on the record without speaking.

All previously-submitted written comments will be made part of the public record without the need to read them during the public hearing.

Speakers will be given three minutes to speak at the podium with the microphone; if there are a large number of speakers, the presiding officer may reduce the time to two minutes per speaker.

Organized groups will speak first during the hearing, with one presenter speaking for the group.

Following public testimony, Council may decide to continue or close the public hearing. Discussion and action will then take place at that time or at the next meeting.

Seating and Permitted Behavior

The public will be seated in the Council Chambers until the room meets capacity of 110 people.

Two additional overflow areas will be set up inside the building; the overflow rooms will be equipped with television monitors for watching the live proceedings. An estimated 260 total public seats will be available at City Hall the night of the public hearing.

Residents in the overflow seating area will be given an opportunity to testify during the public hearing if they wish to do so.

Individuals who do not wish to speak during the public hearing may go to City Hall to go on the record as for or against the proposed development during sign-in and then may leave the building to watch the proceedings live on KATV Channel 8 on the Internet.

Residents are not allowed to bring into the Council Chambers any signs, T-shirts used as billboards, noisemakers or placards. Any person who brings in a prohibited item that can be seen will be told to remove or cover them.

Any activity which interferes with the orderly operation of the meeting is prohibited also; any person that interrupts the meeting will be asked to cease their behavior, or could be told to leave the meeting.

Parking

Residents attending the meeting will be able to park in designated public parking lots or in free on-street parking spots.

Residents can park in the upper parking lot at the blue City Annex building along Ralston Road and Ammons Street or one of the lower lots located near the Police Department entrance and across 59th Street adjacent to Memorial Park.

The west side of the upper parking area near the courts entrance is reserved for disabled parking. Individuals will be required to display their disabled permit or placard.

Arvada Police will be directing traffic.

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