Report Summary:
The City of Arvada, with a population of 118,807, is the seventh largest city in Colorado and the fifth largest in the Denver metro region. Founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1904, Arvada has a distinct character with its quaint and historic Olde Town, rolling hills and residential areas sprinkled with parks and horse pastures, and new neighborhoods in the western part of the community. Arvada residents are proud of its “small-town feel.” Considered a first-ring suburb of Denver due to growth in the region, Arvada’s population has grown in tandem with growth in the whole region. Between 2010 and 2017, Arvada’s population grew by 11.6 percent to about 118,807, placing it as one of the fastest growing cities in the region. As the city’s population growth continues, it can be expected that an increasing share of new development will occur on infill sites. In May 2019, ULI Colorado convened a TAP to provide guidance on the vision for infill development to support this growth along Wadsworth Boulevard.

Report Summary: The City of Arvada, with a population of 118,807, is the seventh largest city in Colorado and the fifth largest in the Denver metro region. Founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1904, Arvada has a distinct character with its quaint and historic Olde Town, rolling hills and residential areas sprinkled with parks and horse pastures, and new neighborhoods in the western part of the community. Arvada residents are proud of its “small-town feel.” Considered a first-ring suburb of Denver due to growth in the region, Arvada’s population has grown in tandem with growth in the whole region. Between 2010 and 2017, Arvada’s population grew by 11.6 percent to about 118,807, placing it as one of the fastest growing cities in the region. As the city’s population growth continues, it can be expected that an increasing share of new development will occur on infill sites. In May 2019, ULI Colorado convened a TAP to provide guidance on the vision for infill development to support this growth along Wadsworth Boulevard.

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