Arvada's State of the City 2018

Posted 4/25/18

Arvada Mayor Pro Tem John Marriott addressed a room full of the city’s business and community members the morning of April 20 at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City …

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Arvada's State of the City 2018

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Arvada Mayor Pro Tem John Marriott addressed a room full of the city’s business and community members the morning of April 20 at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City breakfast held at the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities.

Here’s a look at the some highlights from the presentation.

In the last year
• The Shoppes at Ralston Creek re-opened with new businesses.
• The Arvada Marketplace underwent a revitalization with new businesses and a new look.
• Edgemark Storage is being built at Ralston and Kipling.
• Solana Olde Town Station apartments now has tenants.
• Olde Town Residences was recently approved by city council to move forward.
• Harkins Theater Arvada 14 opens to movie goers April 26.
• King Soopers in Candelas will open to shoppers May 9.
• Bear Electric relocated to Arvada.
• 104 new town homes are being built in the Candelas area.
• An Arvada Citizen Emergency Response Team was created.
• The Delta Police Station is being built.
• Arvada Police joined the Jeffcom Dispatch network.
 
For the community
• Two new festivals, Arvada Days and WinterFest were introduced.
• Majestic View Nature Center celebrated its 15th anniversary.
• Arvada’s new Health and Fitness park is under construction and opening next year.
• This year, 11 new parks were opened.
• A groundbreaking was held for the new Fitzmorris Center.
• West Woods Golf Course underwent renovations to the club house.
• Irrigation systems were updates at the West Woods Golf Course and the Stenger Sports Complex.
 
Homelessness
• Arvada officials say they made a point to address homelessness in the city by collaborating to find solutions.
• The city created a team to look at homelessness.
• The Arvada Police Department appointed a homelessness liaison.
• The city is exploring the idea of public restrooms in Olde Town.
• A partnership with the faith community opened the first Severe Weather Shelter Network in the city.

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