Historic Property Survey

Historic Property Survey

In 1997 an intensive historic property survey was completed for approximately 120 acres of land in the southeast portion of Arvada, recording a total of 311 resources.  The survey resulted in the establishment of three National Register Historic Districts: Arvada Downtown Historic District, Reno Park Historic District and Stocke-Walter Historic District. Many changes have occurred in the 16 years since the 1997 survey including renovations, additions, new construction, demolitions, and modifications that may have affected the historic integrity of the resources.  A current survey is needed to provide up to date and accurate information. The intensive survey the properties within the historic districts and Olde Town zoning district will be completed in the first phase of the project.

The City would also like to identify mid-century modern resources that may be historically significant and explore the potential benefit of future intensive surveys of identified resources as well as the potential for the nomination of additional historic districts. This will be completed in the second phase of the project and will target portions of the Allendale and Alta Vista subdivisions.

Project Update

Staff from the City's consultant, SWCA Environmental Consultants, have nearly completed their field work for the first phase of the project which includes the Reno Park and Stocke-Walter Historic Districts and the Olde Town Zoning District.  They observed properties and took notes and photos for use in the analysis of their historic value. 

In late November or early December survey work for phase 2 of the project will begin.  This will consist of a windshield survey of the Alta Vista and portions of the Allendale neighborhoods.  A community “Kick-off” meeting will be hosted by the City to explain this phase of the project and introduce City staff and the consultants working on the project.

            Thursday, November 21, 2013

            6:00 pm

            City Hall - Anne Campbell Room

Share Your History

Do you have history you’d like to share? We would love to have any information about your home or building that you would like to share.  This could include photos, construction activity, or information about occupants.  Information can be sent to cheryl@arvada.org.

Project Contact

The Historic Property Survey Project is being administered by the Planning Division of the Community Development Department. For more information about the project, please contact:

Cheryl Drake

Senior Planner